Curiosity Grows Here.
Shepherd’s Care Children’s Center provides a Christ-centered environment that allows children to learn by doing—moving from concrete, hands-on experiences to more abstract concept development. Our priority is to provide a healthy balance of child-directed and teacher-guided activities, as well as time for children to work and play individually and in small groups. We believe that a stable, safe, positive and culturally diverse environment is crucial to a child’s growth.
- A Christian preschool program for 2 1/2 to 5 year olds
- 20 Years serving the Olney community
- 2-5 days per week, 9am-1pm
- Optional extended day from 1pm-3pm
- Starting at $350 per month (see pricing below)
Now Enrolling for the 2018-2019 School Year
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“We absolutely loved having our children at Shepherd’s Care Children’s Center!!! It was such a family atmosphere. All of the teachers were always warm and friendly!! It was a wonderful experience for us and our children!”
– Kim & Shawn Spurry
“Shepherd’s Care Children’s Center is a great place to take your child. I have had the privilege of sending 3 of my kids here. Wonderful caring staff! Clean friendly environment!”
– Steve & Kristen Gorogias
“A wonderful, friendly, learning environment while the preschoolers can also learn good social skills, and begin to develop a good understanding and relationship with Christ.”
– Dawn Hall (Dawn’s Daycare)
“Shepherd’s Care Children’s Center is a wonderful and loving Christian environment. Our son attended the center. We wanted our child to have a program that included learning about the Lord and incorporating that learning into everyday life. The teachers are amazing and caring and we still stop by to visit even though we no longer attend the school. If you are looking for an excellent school for your child to start their academic years and keep them centered in Christ at the same time, this is the center you need. It does not get any better than Shepherd’s Care in Olney, Md. We miss them!!!”
– Melody Wald
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Shepherd’s Care Children’s Center
4200 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832
Director: Sandra Pernie
Director - Ms. Sandra pIERNE
Sandra started with Shepherd’s Care as an assistant teacher years ago. Now as our director, she has proven she is a positively motivated, energetic team player with a passion for nurturing preschool students. Sandra has a degree from the Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, and additional experience in office management and marketing. Her favorite children’s book is Cat in the Hat with its whimsical illustrations and simple rhyming phrases.
The Bees Class (3 Year Olds)
Christine, with years of lead teacher experience, gently guides many first time students to explore the world around them and socialize with each other. She has a knack for encouraging young children, even the most timid, to engage in academic and social learning situations. “I love the curiosity each child brings and watching their enthusiasm in discovering.” She has a Master’s Degree in Education. Her favorite author is Sandra Boynton, whose books have that fun sing song quality.
Rebecca easily connects with students and engages them in class activities. She joined the Shepherd’s Care family this year, and has great ideas and endless enthusiasm. She has a Masters Degree in Family Studies. Noah’s Ark with animals two by two is her favorite Bible lesson for kids.
The Owls Class (4 Year Olds)
Linda, the lead teacher, excels at teaching wiggly preschoolers and encouraging them to love learning. When students graduate from Ms. Linda’s class, they are as prepared as possible for kindergarten. She has a college degree and over twenty years of experience as a preschool teacher. Her favorite Bible story is the classic Noah’s Ark.
Jenn, who has a passion for teaching children through art, treats students with courtesy and patience. She joined the Shepherd’s Care family last school year and we love seeing her shine on projects that promote fine motor skills. Her degree is in graphic design and her favorite children’s story is Charlotte’s Web.