Good Shepherd Education and Childcare Center

Welcome to Good Shepherd Education Center, where early education and childcare meet excellence!


A Message From the Director

MILK WITH LUNCH

It is a licensing regulation that milk is served with lunch (meals). Please do not pack juice in your child's lunch unless there is an allergy to milk and then we ask that you pack a milk substitute. Milk and water will continue to be served with snacks.

WEDNESDAY IS PIZZA DAY!

Beginning the week of July 3rd and every Wednesday through the week of August 21st we will order pizza for lunch. The cost is $2.00 per child. Just think---no need to worry what to pack or that you have to pack lunch on Wednesdays! Applesauce and/or salad will be provided as well.

SPECIAL TREATS

Circus Ice Cream will be making a special trip to GSEC on Thursdays at 3:00 beginning July 6th and ending on August 24th so the children can purchase a special summertime treat---ice cream! The cost is $3.00 and the truck will pull right up to the front door. Please pay staff at the same time as payment for pizza.
For your convenience, payment for lunch and ice cream can be made in advance. Payment MUST BE IN CASH and made directly to your child's teacher. Please provide exact amount as the teachers do not have change. Thanks!!
July: Ice Cream Only ~ $12.00
Pizza Only ~ $ 8.00
Ice Cream & Pizza ~ $20.00
August: Ice Cream Only ~ $9.00
Pizza Only ~ $8.00
Ice Cream & Pizza ~ $17.00

Water Play Days: Beginning the week of July 3rd!!

The children will be playing outside on the playground and experiencing various forms of water play -- sprinkler, water table, painting with water, water relays, etc. every Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer. We hope to have this summertime fun before it gets too hot during the day. Please have children come in their bathing suits and water shoes (less time used in the classroom getting ready). Also, bring a towel, and change of clothing (labeled with name).

It would be helpful to apply sunscreen at home; however, sunscreen can be applied here. Parents will need to complete the attached MSDE medication form (complete only the Parent/Guardian Authorization Section) regarding permission for us to do so. Please make sure you label the sunscreen with your child’s name.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CLIP YOUR BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION. THE CENTER IS REIMBURSED 10 CENTS FOR EACH BOX TOP. YOU MAY DEPOSIT THEM IN THE COLLECTION BOX ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE FOYER. THANK YOU!

You will find an activity sheet attached. Please return to your child's teacher and let's cover the hallway walls! More activity sheets will be available from the Welcome Table in the church foyer. Visit boxtops4education.com for more information and offers.


Carolyn N. Carter
Director


Coming Up In July and August

July 4 (T) Center Closed ~ Happy Fourth of July!
August 10-11 Center Closed (Staff Development)


2017/2018 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

2017/2018 Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten registration is currently in progress and classes are filling up fast. Please see Mrs. Carter on a school day or call 301-645-7550 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM if you have questions.

"REFER A FRIEND"

Receive a $30.00 credit towards September tuition for each friend you refer that completes the enrollment process for their child/children.

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