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What is Good Shepherd Children’s Center?

On the “Children’s Center” page, under “What is Good Shepherd Children’s Center?” please update the information to display:  “Good Shepherd Children’s Center is located at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church and families from all faiths are welcome. We offer a full range of programming: full day pre-school, part day pre-school, and before/after school programs. We also offer a summer program for school age children.

All Good Shepherd Children’s Center programs provide a quality foundation for learning and an excellence of care. Whether you are enrolling your child in a full-time or part-time program, you can be assured that your child is in a safe, nurturing, and positive environment where learning and growing happens.

We utilize the Frog Street Curriculum in our infant through Pre-K classrooms. Frog Street is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum program that integrates instruction across key developmental domains and early learning disciplines. The program is engaging for both teachers and children and is easy to implement.

For infants and toddlers, Emmi Pickler’s core values of respect, trust, and acceptance inspired Magda Gerber in the creation of her philosophy known as RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers). The “Educating” approach believes parents and caretakers must have respect for infants and trust that they are natural inventors, explorers, and self-learners.

During the summer for all ages, we have theme based fun programming that is planned by the teachers and changes each year.

If you are interested in learning more about our programs and are interested in taking a tour, please click on the buttons above to email the Director or call 410-679-3390. Tours are by appointment only, for the safety of our children and based on the availability of the Director.

Thank you for your interest in our programs.

Megan Shuttlesworth

Megan Shuttlesworth
Director of Children’s Center

Meet the Children’s Center Team

Megan-Shuttlesworth

MEGAN SHUTTLESWORTH, Director, began her career at Good Shepherd Children’s Center in 2019.She has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Shippensburg University and prior to joining the GSCC family, she worked as a Therapist and Behavioral Specialist Consultant for Pennsylvania Counseling Services.  Meghan holds her 90hr Preschool Certification, 45hr School Age Certification, 45hr Infant and Toddler Certification, and 45hr Director and Administrator Certification.

Meghan has been married to her husband Ryan since 2007 and together they have two sons, Weston and Bennett. In her free time, Meghan enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, crafting, and reading. Meghan is very excited to be part of the administrative team here at GSCC.

CHRISSY DAVIS, Assistant Director, first joined GSCC in 2003 as an aide working her way to becoming our Pre-kindergarten teacher and then Assistant Director. She graduated from Joppatowne High School and is working her way towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has completed the 90-hour preschool certification, the 45-hour infant/toddler certification, and the 45-hour school age certification. Chrissy is married and has 2 kids, Brad and Danny. She loves seeing the children grow, accomplish their goals, and overcome obstacles. She finds it a blessing to be a part of the kids’ lives.

REBECCA SNYDER joined GSCC in 2011.  She attended HCC and has the 90-hour preschool certification and the 45-hour infant/toddler certification.  She has two children, Anthony (2009) and Brianna (2015) and they enjoy reading books and creating art together.  Rebecca loves helping the children in her class learn about and explore new things.

JAMIARA LEWIS joined GSCC in July 2019.  She graduated from Overlea High School and is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has worked in childcare since 2010.  She has the 90-hour preschool certification and 45-hour infant/toddler certification, and the 45-hour school age certification.  She enjoys working with all age groups of children and finds joy in seeing them excel and grow.  She believes that every child is unique in their own special way.  Aside from teaching, Jamiara also enjoys singing and playing drums.

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Good Shepherd Children's Center Fee Schedule

2021 Rates (effective June 21, 2021)

  • 6am-6pm $310 a week (infant/toddler/twos)
  • 6am-6pm $230 a week (threes/fours/school age summer)
  • 8am-4pm $260 a week (infant/toddler/twos)
  • 8am-4pm $170 a week (threes/fours/school age summer)
  • 8am-12p $100 a week (threes/fours) – school year contract ONLY – limited spots available
  • $40 a week to add on 6am-8am
  • $40 a week to add on 4pm-6pm
  • *only 5 day a week options for the rates above*

Before and After Care during the school year (children can attend 1 to 5 days, but the days must be the same each week – if school is closed early or completely on a day you are not normally scheduled, you may only attend if space permits)

*Care on full or half days when HCPS schools are closed are included in these rates, no extra cost*

  • Before & After School care (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th starting at 6am and ending at 6pm) — $32/day
  • Before Care ONLY (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th starting at 6am until they get on the bus) — $22/day
  • After Care ONLY (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th get off bus at the center and ending at 6pm) — $22/day

School’s Out with GSCC (full day program – 6am-6pm, unless otherwise indicated – when HCPS has planned closings and snow days when we are open) for enrolled Before/After Care kids – priority – or students from other schools, if space permits – prior sign up will be required for all students in order to attend)

  • $60/day for non-currently enrolled before/after care kids
  • $20/day for currently enrolled before or after ONLY kids
  • No charge for kids currently enrolled in before AND after care

Late Fees for all Programs: $25 per family, every 15 minutes starting at 12:05pm or 4:05pm and $30 per family, every 15 minutes starting at 6:01pm.

What people are saying about Good Shepherd Children’s Center

“…we love the program and are very excited for the summer programs. Mason has done so much growing with the assistance of Ms. Pat and Ms. Jen. I couldn’t be happier.” -Mrs. Thomas, parent

“Noah is in love with learning.. this is the Best school/ Child care provider/ Pre-K ever!! I wish he could stay until 12 grade” –Mrs. Green, parent

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