Good Shepherd Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement & Goals

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  Proverbs 22:6

Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool Mission Statement:

To provide our children with the best early childhood education by encompassing spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development within a Christian environment.

Goals of the Preschool Program:

Our goal is to provide a strong educational foundation for children and to prepare them for kindergarten.  We accomplish this by providing a caring environment where children learn through the joy and adventure of hands-on play.  These stimulating experiences offer children the opportunity to explore their environment and practice skills within a classroom setting shared with their peers.  In a loving Christian atmosphere, we guide children to reach their full potential to become self-reliant, confident, respectful, responsible, and problem solvers.  We are sensitive to developing each unique child, and we seek to instill a lifelong, inquisitive, enthusiastic learner.

Our daily program offers a balance of self-directed learning and teacher planned experiences. Activities take place in large group, small group, and individually. There is a pacing of active and inactive and noisy and quiet activities. The curriculum includes many opportunities to participate in a wide variety of interests. We recognize the importance of parent-teacher communication and so, provide many opportunities for teachers to share with parents and parents to share with teachers. Our program includes a highly qualified team of a Director, teachers, and teacher assistants who exceed the qualifications of DCFS standards.