About our Preschool
Shepherd of the Hills preschool was founded in the fall of 1985. When we first opened we had one 3 Year-Old and one 4 Year-Old class which gave us a total of 46 children. Both classes had a M-W-F and a T-Th component.
In September of 1986, we added a second 3 year-old classroom, bringing our total number of students to 72. In September 1990, we added an Afternoon 4 Year-Old Program which ran M-T-Th afternoon which brought our total number of students to 87.
In 1992, we added an Afternoon Extended Program which ran until 2:00pm. And, in 1996 the now famous Cherubs Program was put in place, extending our hours from 7:30am to 5:30pm.
We closed the afternoon program in September of 2003 due to lack of enrollment, but we were able to add our second M-W-F 4 Year-Old class in September 2004 which brings our current enrollment numbers up to 100 children.
2011, the year of our 25th anniversary brought about another exciting change. In place of our 5 day extended care program we implemented a second T-Th 4 year old class to accommodate the growing need in our community. Due to the ongoing success of our faith-based Cherubs program we continue this as part of our curriculum.
The 5-day Pre-K runs Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:30am and the Cherubs Program runs 11:30am-2:00pm.
There have been many changes through the years. One aspect of the program that hasn't changed and will remain a constant is that we offer a loving, caring, nurturing, Christian environment in which your child can learn.
Every Wednesday and Thursday, we have Chapel at 11:15am in the sanctuary. The children look forward to this day because Pastor Bob tells them a Bible Story and Mr. Chris (Church Music Director), teaches the children a couple of songs. Parents are strongly encouraged and welcomed to join us for our chapel experience .