Play Based Curriculum
Play-based curriculum is a carefully planned environment that is both stimulating and exciting. Our teachers support children as they explore their environment, they talk with them, and extend their play when required. Simply put, it’s a fun place to play where children can learn without knowing learning is taking place.
At Good Shepherd we see children as naturally curious and capable learners and our days are full of spontaneous learning experiences. Investigating, learning, exploring, questioning, thinking, collaborative discussions are all central to our curriculum.
Traditionally, we have offered a 2 day program for three year olds, a 3 day program for 4 year olds, a 5 day program for 3 & 4 year olds, and a transitional Kindergarten for 4 1/2 and 5 year olds.
Last year we started accepting 2.6 year olds into the program. If you choose this program the children will be with other three year olds that leave at 1:00 but parents of 2 1/2 year olds will be picked up at noon.
Also, the 3 & 4 year old combination class at the Grange site there is availability for 2 day, 3 day or 5 day options for all preschool ages.
The hours of operation are 7:30 – 5:30 – we have many Afterschool Enrichment options
Younger 3 year old program 2.6-2.8 years old – 2Days
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-12
3 year old program – 2 Days
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-1pm
4 year old program -3 Days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-1pm
3 & 4 year old combination program – 5 days
5 Day PreK – Backpacker Program – Transitional Kinder
At 7:30 or 8:00
Pick up times: 2:00, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30pm
After School Play (kindergarten) we pick up children after Kindergarten
Transportation from Toro Park Elementary School is provided.
Pick up times: 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30pm
Available Monday – Friday
Traditionally we follow the Washington Union School District calendar. For complete registration and general information, please contact Sandy French 831-484-2363