Good Shepherd preschool


The mission of Good Shepherd Preschool is to be a ministry of the church and provide a caring, secure, Christian environment in which the children may experience growth in their social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual development.

classes offered

We operate from September through May for children ages 18 months through 5 years old. All children must be the appropriate age for the class by August 31st of the beginning of the current school year. 


Hours:

2 Days Per Week

Toddler class 18-24 Months: Tuesday & Thursday, 9 AM - 12:30 PM


3 Days Per Week

Toddler class 18-24 Months: Tuesday - Thursday, 9  AM - 12:30 PM

2’s, 3’s, and 4’s: Tuesday - Thursday, 9 AM - 1 PM


4 Days Per Week

3's and 4's: Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 1PM


5 Days Per Week

4's: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 1PM

Half-day Kindergarten (5's): Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 1PM

frequently asked questions

Are your teachers background checked?

We hire dedicated, hardworking Christian teachers who love working with children. Our teachers have all been background cheeked and drug-tested. 


What activities are provided?

In addition to a full curriculum, we also offer weekly chapel sessions, Spanish class, music class, science class and physical education classes. We offer daily snacks (parents provide lunch) and daily play time. 


How secure is your building?

For your children's safety, the entire education wing is secured during Preschool hours. Access is only granted with electronic keys and is limited during these times. 


What is the half-day kindergarten program?

Half day Kindergarten  bridges the path between a  Pre-K program and the traditional full day Kindergarten. Our 1/2 day program promotes a positive hands-on environment for social interaction and learning in both math and literacy including plenty of time to imagine and play.  One of the most important aspects of this program is that it allows students to have the time to build a strong foundation of confidence and maturity as well as the skills necessary for their academic future.  Upon completion of our 1/2 day Kindergarten program, students may either go to a full-day traditional Kindergarten classroom or to First Grade depending upon their demonstrated readiness.


Can I schedule a tour of your facilities?

Absolutely! Please call the Preschool office at 704.817.5815 to schedule a tour. 


How is tuition paid?

Tuition is paid by auto-draft from your designated bank account. Drafts are processed on the 25th for the next month's tuition. 


What do registration fees include?

Registration fees are non-refundable and include a backpack and a Good Shepherd Preschool t-shirt. 


What are your tuition rates?

To find out our current tuition and registration rates, please contact the Preschool office.


contact us

To schedule a tour of the Preschool facilities, tuition information or general questions, please contact the Preschool office at 704.817.5815 or email Preschool Director Jamie Howell at jamiehowell@gsumc.org or Assistant Preschool Director Joanne Hamilton at joannehamilton@gsumc.org.