Good Shepherd Education and Childcare Center

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


Five-Day Preschool: Child attends Monday through Friday.

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Parents can enroll their children for the morning session. Morning sessions are from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

GSEC uses the "InvestiGator" curriculum recommended by the Maryland State Department of Education. The InvestiGator curriculum is a comprehensive, fully integrated curriculum created to prepare children for kindergarten in all developmental areas. Children investigate their world through stories, music and movement, hands-on activities, multisensory experiences, and discovery. Content area skills, including those in literacy, math, social studies, science, creative arts, and the social and emotional realm are explicitly taught and seamlessly woven into each Investigation. The InvestiGator Club creates a community of curious children, dedicated teachers, and devoted parents who will explore, discover, and learn together.

  • 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.