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.
Meet the Children’s Center Team
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.
REBECCA SNYDER, Assistant Director, 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.
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Good Shepherd Children's Center Fee Schedule
2022-2023 Rates (effective September 5, 2022)
- 6am-6pm $315 a week (infant/toddler/twos)
- 6am-6pm $235 a week (threes/fours/school age summer)
- 8am-4pm $265 a week (infant/toddler/twos)
- 8am-4pm $175 a week (threes/fours/school age summer)
- 8am-12p $105 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
*All programs are 5 day only*
Before & After School care (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th starting at 6am and ending at 6pm) –$165 a week or $33/day
Before Care ONLY (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th starting at 6am until they get on the bus) — $115 per week $23/day
After Care ONLY (Joppatowne in grades PK-5th get off bus at the center and ending at 6pm) –$115 per week $23/day
Full day Drop in rate: $60/day for unenrolled & $25/day for enrolled before or after care ONLY
Late Fees for all Programs: $25 per family, every 15 minutes starting at 12:05 pm, 4:05 pm, and 6:01 pm.
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