410-679-3322 Church / 410-679-3390 Children's Center Getinfo@Holy411.org

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What is Good Shepherd Children’s Center?

We offer a full range of child care, full day pre-school, part day pre-school, and before/after school programs. We also offer summer camp for school age children. We currently have openings and this is a great time to register. Serving children in Joppatowne, Joppa, Edgewood, Abingdon, and Harford County, Maryland.

All Good Shepherd Children’s Center programs provide quality education 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.

Janelle Schmidt
Director of Children’s Center

Welcome to Good Shepherd Children's Center

We offer a variety of options for busy parents and even busier children! 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.

Full and Part Time Care

We provide developmentally appropriate experiences for children ages 2-5 (not yet entering Kindergarten) from 6am-6pm. You may drop off and pick up any time between those hours, but to best utilize the program, it is helpful of children arrive by 9am. Part-time care could be partial day or partial week (i.e. M/W/F, or 9-11:30). AM and PM snacks are provided. Care is available year-round (September-August) or just the school year (September-May)

Fee Schedule 2019-2020
$50 fee due with signed contract (once a year either school year or summer)
Full Year for children ages 2-4 (12 months of coverage, no break in care)
5 full days (6am-6pm) — $220/week
3 full days (6am-6pm) — $150/week
2 full days (6am-6pm) — $120/week

Half-Day for children ages 2 or 3 or Pre-Kindergarten for children age 4 (Sept-June, full day summer is an option during June, July and Sept – see above for weekly rates)
Monday through Friday (9-11:30am OR 12:30-3pm) — $225/month
Monday/Wednesday/Friday (9-11:30am OR 12:30-3pm) — $200/month
Tuesday/Thursday (9-11:30am OR 12:30-3pm) — $175/month

Before and After Care

We offer before and after care for children attending Joppatowne Elementary School. In the morning children get a morning snack and have time to read, play, do homework or relax before the bus comes. In the afternoon, we get children off the bus, the get an afternoon snack and have time to play games, use the playground, do homework, and socialize with their friends. Care is available starting the first day of school and runs through the last day of school.

Before and After Care when school is in session (children can attend 1 to 5 days, but the days must be the same each week)
*Care on half days for HCPS schools are included in these rates, no extra cost (for before and after kids and for kids already enrolled in after care ONLY, Before Care ONLY kids will pay the daily After Care ONLY rate if in attendance on half days in the afternoon)*
Before & After School care (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th starting at 6am and ending at 6pm) — $30/day
Before Care ONLY (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th starting at 6am until they get on the bus) — $20/day
After Care ONLY (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th get off the bus at the center and ending at 6pm) — $20/day

Summer Camp - School's Out with GSCC

When school’s out, our before and after care room becomes the coolest place for summer fun! Our rising K through 5th grade kids enjoy trips to the library, water fun, outdoor play, fun themes and creative activities, and the chance to meet new friends. The hours are 6am-6pm and you can choose 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days of care. Care is provided starting when school gets out until Labor Day.

Summer Programs for children entering Kindergarten through entering 5th grade (June, July, August)
5 full days (6am-6pm) — $220/week
3 full days (6am-6pm) — $150/week
2 full days (6am-6pm) — $120/week

School’s Out with GSCC (full day program – 6am-6pm – when HCPS is closed 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)
$50/day for currently enrolled before/after care kids
$75/day for non-currently enrolled before/after care kids

What people are saying about Good Shepherd Children’s Center

Good Shepherd’s preschool program is the best! My children have learned so much there thanks to Ms. Jeana and Ms. Pat!  Being a part of their classes has helped them to read earlier, work well with others, and so much more.  Everyone there is so kind and amazing; they truly care about the children they teach!

Approximately three years ago, my husband and I were blessed with a second family. At the time, we had four children ranging in age from 27 to 14.  We had used the Children’s Center many years ago for two of our older children, so we gave them a call. From day one we have felt part of the family. The teachers are warm and loving, and the care is exceptional! The kids love coming to “school” and playing with all of their friends. I can not say enough about the Children’s center! In addition to the Children’s Center, the church also hosts Shepherd’s Kids and an annual Easter Egg Hunt. Again, the kids LOVE going!!!  Everyone is so welcoming and friendly and the kids always have a great time while learning about Jesus.

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