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.

Preschool Location & Contact Information

13110 Moss Road

Charlotte, NC 28273

704.817.5815

preschool@gsumc.org

Good Shepherd Preschool operates September through May. We are happy to enroll students throughout our school year as openings become available. Please complete the online application (using the button below). Once we receive your application, we will follow up with you to complete your enrollment.

 

In order to enroll in Good Shepherd Preschool, your child must be the appropriate class age by August 31st of the enrollment year.

3 DAYS PER WEEK

  • 2's: Tuesday - Thursday, 8 AM - 12 PM

4 DAYS PER WEEK

  • 2's, 3's & 4's: Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 12 PM

5 DAYS PER WEEK

  • 4's: Monday - Friday, 8AM - 12 PM

  • Half-Day Kindergarten (5's): Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 12 PM

Are your teachers background checked?

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


What activities are provided?

In addition to a full curriculum, we also offer weekly chapel sessions, Spanish class, music class and physical education classes. We offer daily snacks 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 one month in advance on the 5th of every month.

 

What are your tuition rates?

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

 

What is your Safety and Disinfecting Plan? 

Using the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as day care and school best practices, we will incorporate arrival screenings and disinfection protocol throughout the day to reduce the risk of infection for students and staff.  We will educate students and staff on sanitation best practices and enforce the wearing of masks, maintaining physical distancing, proper handwashing, limiting use of shared objects, sanitizing hands and disinfecting shared objects. Each student will be assigned a supply box that only they will use.  We will maximize the use of “family” groups and limit the interaction between groups to minimize contact throughout the day. Keeping students and staff safe will be everyone’s responsibility.


What if someone in the Preschool tests positive for COVID-19?

In the event of an infection, we will follow CDC and Good Shepherd Church guidelines on protocol.  As we continue to learn more about the virus and its effects, this plan may be updated. The current plan includes:

  • Keeping a daily roster of students and staff for contact tracing and communication purposes
  • Notifying all students and staff affected by the infection
  • Temporarily closing the facility for deep cleaning
  • Requiring isolation of the infected person and those potentially exposed
  • Discontinuing isolation after resolution of fever, improvement of symptoms and two negative COVID-19 test results
  • Reopening the facility once it is deemed safe to do so.