Little Shepherds Learning Center is owned and operated by Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church and is governed by the Little Shepherd’s Board. We have a part-time preschool program and an all day kindergarten program.
We have operated since September 2001. We are licensed through
the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and received our
FOUR STAR rating through May 2017.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children – In the fall of 2002, our program began the process of working toward national accreditation and maintained accreditation from 2004 to 2016. Although our formal accreditation is inactive, we continue to follow NAEYC. NAEYC has been in operation since 1985 and is committed to bringing every childcare center up to standards of excellence and quality early childhood education for all children. NAEYC recognizes that good early childhood programs promote learning and development. Through Action for Children in Franklin County our staff has benefited from training and resources offered under the guidance of NAEYC.
Our teaching staff’s qualifications and training exceed the state minimum
educational requirements. Our child-teacher ratios also exceed state minimum requirements.
Every class has a lead teacher and an assistant teacher to help guide and support your child’s growth and development.
Our commitment is to provide loving care and early Christian education
to the children of our congregation and of our community. Our priority is to provide a safe, nurturing environment to each child in our care, and to promote the development of the whole child. We tend to the child’s social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs. We offer creative play and exploration, opportunities to grow in knowledge and insight, and the assurance that each child is a beloved gift of God. Class curriculum includes instruction in age appropriate developmental skills, early learning content standards and preschool concepts.
We support the children’s parents through the gifts of time, caring and support in the discipleship of their children. We will periodically offer classes and programs for children and their parents that will be open to the families of our Little Shepherds students and to the community.
Our Learning Center Board
will meet on Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30 pm
School Year 2018 – 2019
School begins Wednesday, August 29, 2018 and ends Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
We will follow the Dublin City Schools’ calendar as closely as possible
and we close when Dublin closes due to inclement weather.
To Enroll Your Child for 2018-2019
You are welcome to schedule a tour with the Little Shepherds director. Although we do not require a pre-admission interview with your child, we have age criteria guidelines that we follow when considering the appropriate class group for your child. We require the Little Shepherds registration form, ODJFS Child Enrollment form, a signed copy of the tuition agreement and the NON-REFUNDABLE registration-supply fee of $170. Make checks payable to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
In July, families will receive enrollment forms to return to school by August 1, 2018.
Invitations to visit classrooms will be on Monday, August 27 or Tuesday, August 28.
Kindergarten Enrichment will be in session Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Tuition is due monthly on the first of the month,
August 2018 – May 2019.
Tuition is LATE after the 10th of the month;
please add $10 if after the 10th.
Little Shepherds Learning Center
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
5475 Brand Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
phone: (614) 209-4554
director: Sue Miller
Monday through Thursday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
We follow the Dublin City Schools decisions for emergency weather closings/delays.
Closings/delays will be posted on the Preschool voicemail: (614) 209-4554
Class Openings for 2018 – 2019 (as of February 1, 2018)
Monday – Thursday;
Preschool – AM: 9:30 to 12 noon; PM: 12:50 pm to 3:20 pm;
Kindergarten Enrichment – 9:30 am to 12:00 noon
2 years old by September 2018
M W am – FULL
2.5 years old by October 2018
T TH am – FULL
4 years old by September 2018
M T W Th am – FULL
4 years old by November 2018
T W Th pm – 6 openings
3 years old by Sept 2018
M W am – FULL
T Th am – FULL
4-5 turning 5 years old by May 2019
M T W Th am – FULL
M T W Th pm – 1 openings
4 years old by March 2019
T W Th am – FULL
5 years old by September 2018
T W Th – 6 openings
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