Little Shepherds Learning Center

Little Shepherds Learning Center is owned and operated by Prince of Peace Little Shepherds LOGO - small
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.NAEYC Logo
Every class has a lead teacher and an assistant teacher to help guide and support your child’s growth and development.

 

Our Ministry

Our commitment is to provide loving care and early Christian educationPreschool 1
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.

 

School Year 2017 – 2018

School begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and ends Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
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 2017-2018  

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 $160. Make checks payable to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
In July, families will receive enrollment forms to return to school by August 1, 2017.
Invitations to visit classrooms will be on Wednesday, August 30 or Thursday August 31.
Kindergarten Enrichment will be in session Thursday, August 31 to Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Tuition is due monthly on the first of the month, 
August 2017 – May 2018.
Tuition is LATE after the 10th of the month;
please add $10 if after the 10th.

 

Contact InformationPreSchool Kids

Little Shepherds Learning Center
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
5475 Brand Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017

phone: (614) 209-4554
email: lshepherdschool@aol.com
director: Sue Miller

 

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

 

Emergency Closings/Delays

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 2017 – 2018

Monday – Thursday; 

Preschool – AM:  9:25 to 12 noon; PM: 12:55 pm to 3:30 pm;
Kindergarten Enrichment – 9:15 am to 12:00 noon

LITTLE LAMBS
2.5 years old by Sept 2017
M W am – FULL
T TH am – FULL

  

SHEPHERDS PreK
4 years old by Sept 2017
M T W Th am – FULL
T W Th pm – 2 openings

LAMBS
3 years old by Sept 2017
M W am – 5 openings
T Th am – FULL

   

DISCIPLES PreK
4-5 turning 5 years old by May 2018
M T W Th am – FULL
M T W Th pm – 2 openings 

RAINBOWS
3 years old by Sept 2017
T W Th am – FULL

   
   
KINDERGARTEN ENRICHMENT
5 years old by Sept 2017
T W Th – 5 openings

 

 

 

Important Parent Information:

Calendar 2017-2018

Parent Handbook

Little Shepherds Newsletters

     REVISED Winter 2017
     Spring 2017
     Fall 2016

Registration Packet for 2017-2018

 
 

Our Learning Center Board will meet on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 pm

 


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