Good Shepherd Education and Childcare Center

Welcome to Good Shepherd Education Center, where early education and childcare meet excellence!

The Good Shepherd Education and Childcare Center is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education and has been proudly operating for over 40 years!

Our philosophy is to meet the educational and childcare needs of the community by providing a safe and nurturing Christian environment. We create a "home away from home," where age appropriate opportunities are offered for each child to grow spiritually, intellectually, aesthetically, physically, and socially.

Details of all our programs and services are offered throughout this website, but feel free to contact us at with any questions or to schedule a personal tour.

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Education Center Accreditation

Good Shepherd Education Center has received accreditation from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)! MSDE's accreditation program's mission is to encourage programs to provide the highest quality learning environment and practices in an early child-hood setting. The accreditation process incorporates program standards, indicators, and descriptions of best practices for preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten, center-based childcare and Head Start programs. The focus is on the administration, operation, and family/community partnership of classroom-based programs. Any program that uses these standards and participated in the accreditation process is seeking recogni-tion of their commitment to improve the performance of its early childhood services. Typically this is a two year process of self-appraisal, program improvement and final validation by MSDE. The accreditation is awarded for three years.



Enrollment forms have been sent home with all currently enrolled students. Parents are asked to complete the form and return it with the registration fee ($150 for one child and $100 for additional children in the same family) and place them in the GSEC tuition box in the foyer. Appointments will be made for children who need updates and/or new forms.