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What is Good Shepherd Children’s Center?

Good Shepherd Children’s Center is located at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church and families from all faiths are welcome. Twice a month, during the school day, the children attend Chapel with Pastor Keith for character education. Two Wednesday evenings a month from 5:30pm-7pm, children are invited to attend Shepherd’s Kids, a lively bible-based group modeled like a Sunday School class. Dinner is served and the Bible is explored in child-friendly terms. Children who attend GSCC are not required to attend Shepherd’s Kids, it is an optional program.

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.

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. Emergent curriculum is a philosophy of teaching and way of planning curriculum that focuses on being responsive to children’s interests to create meaningful learning experiences.

We utilize the Frog Street Curriculum in our classes for children ages 3 and 4, during the school year. 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.

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.

Janelle Schmidt
Director of Children’s Center

Good Shepherd Children's Center Fee Schedule

$50 Enrollment Fee

Full Year for children ages 6 weeks-2 years (June-June)
5 full days (6am-6pm) — $300/week

School Year for children ages 2-4 (September-June)
5 full days (6am-6pm) — $220/week
5 full days (9am-4pm) — $150/week
(during the summer program weeks, you can choose the weeks you attend)

Half-Day for children ages 2-4 (September-June, absorbed into the full day classroom)
5 days (8am-12pm) — $300/month
3 days (M/W/F, 8am-12pm) — $250/month
(during the summer program weeks, you can choose the weeks you attend at $75 (5 days) or $62.50 (3 days) a week OR you can choose full day)

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 – if school is closed early or completely on a day you are not normally scheduled, you may only attend if space permits)
(Care on half days for HCPS schools are included in these rates, no extra cost)

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 bus at the center and ending at 6pm) — $20/day

Summer Programs for children entering Kindergarten through entering 5th grade (June, July, August)
5 full days (6am-6pm) — $220/week
5 full days (6am-9am) — $40/week
5 full days (9am-4pm) — $150/week
5 full days (4pm-6pm) — $30/week

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)

$50/day for non-currently enrolled before/after care kids

Late Fees for all Programs: $25 per family, every 15 minutes after 6:01 pm,

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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