Little Shepherds ELC is a child care and preschool facility licensed through the State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing.
Our Infant program is for ages 6 weeks through 18 months old. The infant program is Christ centered with a loving atmosphere and nurturing environment. Our trained and experienced staff will monitor and encourage appropriate development for each child: Spiritually, Socially, Physically, Verbally, Emotionally and Cognitively.
Toddlers, 18-30 Months
Toddlers at this age are inquisitive by nature. They are striving for independence. Students will have lots of time to play, which our well-trained teachers will turn into meaningful learning experiences.
PK2, 30-36 Months
Toddlers will begin to learn about colors and shapes, weather, music, crafts and the world around them. These children will be read throughout the day and of course, reading tome will include Bible stories. There will be lots of time for play and interaction with other children as well as a quite time of rest each day.
Young ones added 3-4 will join our preschool group. They will experience the curriculum described above, but will also concentrate on Bible verse, letter and number recognition, letter sounds, the calendar, animals and crafts.
This 4-5 year age group will enjoy an academic curriculum that will include pre-reading activities, more advanced letter sounds and blends, and re-math work with patterns and numbers. The activities listed for the other two classes will be included at age-appropriate levels.
Before-After Care, Ages 2.5-13
Little Shepherds Early Learning Community, also offers before and after school care to students 2.5-13 years of age. This covers the hours of 7am -8:30am and 3:30pm-6pm. Planned activities as well as self -directive play are part of the time spent here.