Early Childhood Education & Therapy

To meet its mission of helping each child reach his or her full potential, Good Shepherd offers parents two options. For parents of infants, toddlers or preschoolers wanting care and education in a safe and loving setting, we offer our inclusive early learning center for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. For families, seeking pediatric therapy (up to age 18), we offer individual and group therapy such as speech, occupational, physical, and developmental by our licensed therapists.


With 50 years of experience in serving children with special needs, Good Shepherd School for Children is a not-for-profit located in West St. Louis County


Good Shepherd understands the need for childcare that both nurtures and educates all children--typically developing and special needs such as the autistic spectrum, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other disorders. With only 74 full-time students enrolled, your child will receive the individual attention he/she deserves.


Each child benefits from having a degreed teacher that has been at Good Shepherd for years. Our lead teachers in the three preschool classrooms have 25 years of experience at Good Shepherd alone! 


Interested primarily in therapy? Out-patient therapy is often covered by insurance and our therapy team can help you navigate the maze of paperwork.


Good Shepherd is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit, lead by a board of directors. 


It is not affiliated with any other organization named "Good Shepherd" and has no religious affiliation.

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Good Shepherd School for Children's mission is to help each child reach his or her full potential. We provide quality inclusive education for children with special needs and typically developing children from ages six weeks to six years. Exceptional learning and growth experiences are supplemented by therapeutic services as needed, up to age eighteen.


Last year, Good Shepherd served 147 children--88 of whom had special needs. We put past contributions to work providing more than 27,000 hours of care and education to children with special needs in the past year. We also provided 712 hours of therapy and support—a 61% increase over the previous year!


Eighty one cents out of every dollar that you donate goes directly to services. 

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