Good Shepherd is now the only remaining early learning center in the St. Louis metropolitan area with the expressed mission to serve the youngest children with special needs.
For every $1 invested in early intervention, society saves $10-$16 supporting a child who has additional needs when the child enters the formal education system and into adulthood.
Read our success stories about former students with special needs who are now adults, who live on their own and have jobs.
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, we offer care and education in a safe, loving setting for children who are both typically developing and those with special needs. Children can be 6 weeks to 6 years of age. With only 74 full-time students enrolled, your child will receive the individual attention he/she deserves.
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.
At the early learning center, up to thirty-three percent of children in each classroom can have special needs. These special needs can include the autistic spectrum, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, global developmental delays, and other disorders.
Each child benefits from having a teacher with a four-year degree that has been at Good Shepherd for years.
Last year, Good Shepherd served 167 children, 103 of whom had special needs.
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 School for Children is an independent not-for-profit located in West St. Louis County and led by a board of directors.
It is not affiliated with any other organization named "Good Shepherd" and has no religious affiliation.
1170 Timber Run Drive | St. Louis, MO 63146 | 314.469.0606