As an educational ministry of Highway Assembly of God, The Good Shepherd Preschool is being established to provide a strong academic program that integrates Christian character and biblical truths into every area. Our purpose will be to train children to be academically equipped for kindergarten, to be spiritually prepared for Christian service, and to develop a lifelong Christian worldview.
The Good Shepherd Preschool will promote the development of the total child. Our staff of well-trained teachers and classroom assistants will create an environment to stimulate learning, permit social interaction, and develop a feeling of security and self-confidence in a play-based atmosphere.
We have designed a preschool program that will feature low student-teacher ratios in all of our classrooms. Classroom experiences will be enriched by music and physical education programs, arts and crafts, educational learning centers, dramatic play, creative play, socialization, field trips, story times, free play indoors and outdoors, and numerous extra-curricular activities based upon Christian principles.
Every student will gain phonic and early reading skills, introductory mathematics and science skills, as well as handwriting and fine motor enhancement. Special preschool activities include:
- Chapel Lessons monthly in the sanctuary
- Thanksgiving Feast in November
- Christmas Program in December
- End-of-Year Program & Graduation Ceremony in May
- Field Trips (fire department, pumpkin patch, and others)
The Good Shepherd Preschool is operated under the guidance of a Board of Directors, is financially non-profit and self-sufficient. Our tuition rates are competitive and discounts are available for siblings.
What We Offer
We offer both a half-day and full-day preschool program for children ages 3-4. Both five-day-a-week and three-day-a-week options are available. Preschool classes start at 8:30 a.m.; the half-day classes dismiss at 12 noon, while the full-day classes dismiss at 3:30 p.m. All classes will be supervised by experienced lead teachers assisted by classroom aides.
We will also offer before school care from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and after-school care from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Student Day Care Option
We are expanding our program to include a student day care option for children enrolled in area schools in grades K-5.
As area school districts implement distance learning, requiring students to do school work from home, some families may be faced with having to find child care while both parents are at work. Our student day care program provides families with a safe and supportive option for their students in grades K-5.
Students will be able to access our on-site WiFi using their laptops or Chromebooks to do their schoolwork. Day care staff will be available to assist students with their assignments and will supervise additional programmed activities for the students during the day. The full-day program runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both 3-day-a-week and 5-day-a-week options are available, as well as before-school and after-school programs.
For more information, visit the preschool’s website at gspreschool.highwayag.org.