Good Shepherd Education and Childcare Center

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


Pre-Kindergarten

Age Requirement: Child must be four years old by September 1st of the enrolling year.
Attends 5 days: Monday through Friday.

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Parents can enroll their children for a 4-hour session from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

GSEC uses the "Frog Street" curriculum recommended by the Maryland State Department of Education. The Frog Street Pre-K curriculum is designed to prepare

4-year-olds for the academic and social demands of Kindergarten. It is about building a community of learners with...

Comprehensive Curriculum Differentiated Instruction Joyful Learning
Child-Centered English Language Learners High Interest
Materials/Activities
Intentional & Integrated Math, Science, Music, Art Adaptations for Young Learners Songs, Stories, Rhymes, Fingerplays and Games
English and Spanish Special Needs Adaptations Opportunities to Laugh and Play
Focus on Social-Emotional Development featuring Dr. Becky Bailey's "Conscious Discipline" Scaffolding & Challenge Opportunities

  • Alphabet Time - Daily instruction on Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Recognition, Print Awareness and Oral Language. Contains a cumulative review of the previously taught ABCs.
  • Book Time - Develops rich language and listening comprehension through a mix of fication and non-fiction. Builds cultural literacy through classic, timeless tales.
  • Center Time/Small Groups - Provides purposeful learning experiences through free and guided play.
  • Content Area - Social Studies, Science, Math and Music are integrated into the daily plan and tightly linked to the unit's theme, vocabulary and literature.