Who We Are
Good Shepherd Nursery School is a
non-profit organization, owned by the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. It
is licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for an average
attendance of 50 students per session. A copy of the law and rules governing
the operation of this child care center is available for perusal as required by
law. Good Shepherd Nursery School does not discriminate its' enrollment of
children based on race, sex or religion.
A Bridge Between Home &
At Good Shepherd Nursery School, our goal is to help 3, 4 and 5-year olds make
an easy transition from the security of home life to the unfamiliar world of
elementary school. Preschool learrning and social development take place in an
atmosphere of sharing and understanding. Our teachers encourage each child's
strengths and guide his or her development in physical, social, intellectual,
and emotional growth. Large, sunlit classrooms and outdoor play
area...experienced and concerned teachers...and a spirit of Christian caring
all combine to make Good Shepherd Nursery School an extension of your family.
Another Adult Who's a Friend
Your child's teachers
have the special skills and training to develop trusting relationships with
your son or daughter. As teachers and friends, they use their experience and
personal insights to encourage their strengths, and to guide their overall development.
Equally important, they help your child to become a happy and important member
of the group. In this way, they learn to accept the authority and love of an
adult other than Mom or Dad-an important step in preparing for school.
at Good Shepherd
emphasizes mental, social and physical development through activities your
child enjoys, and which take advantage of his or her natural curiosity. Our
daily schedule provides a time for individual choices, time for teacher-led
group activities, socialization during snack time and active outside play
(weather permitting) while under teacher supervision.
- Small & Large Muscle
Development blocks, workbench tools, sewing, jungle gym, balance board,
- Self Expression music, dance, finger plays, role-playing,
stories, clay, paint, scissors, paste...
Enduring Spiritual Values
At Good Shepherd Nursery School, we believe that God loves and cares for all
His children, regardless of race or religion. We demonstrate this belief by
loving and caring for your child. Once they discover that they are accepted and
loved outside their family, they grow to accept, appreciate and care for
Get Involved, Too
You, as a parent,
help to maintain important home-school ties during this transition between home
and school by helping with field trips, helping in the classroom, and communicating
with the teachers your goals and concerns. You have a unique opportunity to
work with your child's teacher on a volunteer basis, occasionally through the
school year. Parent involvement enhances the communication between home and
school, smoothing the transition for the child.
upon request. A formal conference between teacher and parents is scheduled in
the spring. Parents may visit the school at any time the school is in
At Good Shepherd discipline is done with love and kindness. Most of the
children's behavior can be modified with praise and redirection. The classroom
teacher will explain in a positive way the appropriate behavior.