Early Childhood Education & Therapy

When you enter through the doors of Good Shepherd you are entering a loving, fun and safe environment for you and your family.  Located in St. Louis County, Good Shepherd School for Children is a local, not-for-profit early childhood education and therapy center serving children with and without special needs, ages six weeks to six years, and up to age 18 in our therapy services.


With 48 years of experience, Good Shepherd understands the need for childcare that both nurtures and educates children. With only 74 full-time students enrolled, your child will receive the individual attention he/she deserves.


Each child will benefit from having a degreed teacher that has been at Good Shepherd for years. Our lead teachers and teaching assistants in the three preschool classrooms have 50+ years of experience at Good Shepherd alone! This kind of commitment is prevalent everyday at Good Shepherd in our curriculum, creativity and ability to provide individualized care to all of the children who walk through our doors.


Read more about what makes Good Shepherd the perfect choice for your child in our child care section. 

Free Speech and Language Screenings

Good Shepherd is offering free speech and learning screenings for children between the age of 2-5 years old.

  • A speech and language screening is a great opportunity for parents who are interested in learning more about their child's communication skills. 
  • As the parent, you are encouraged to come into the screening room and observe. If you choose to have your screening at Good Shepherd you may view the session through our one-way window. On-site screening is available at your childcare or preschool. 

During the screening we will be observing speech sounds and receptive and expressive language development. Our therapist will share observation with you upon the completion of the speech and language screening. 


The Good Shepherd Mission

Good Shepherd School for Children is dedicated to providing 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. 

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NAEYC Accreditation

We're both excited and proud to share that Good Shepherd School for Children has been re-accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) through November, 2019.  


On nine out of the 10 program standard, our scores were above 90%.


Our scores on Health, Teachers, Families, Community Relationships, and Leadership and Management include credit for meeting emerging criteria—so we’re ahead of the game!


Fifty percent of our classrooms were evaluated. Scores ranged from 93%-98%!


Congratulations to our staff!!! 


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