Shepherd's Pasture Preschool
The Weekday Education Ministry of Southwestern Baptist Church
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30-2:30 (Following the Johnson City School Schedule)
The mission of Shepherd's Pasture Preschool is to provide an environment that will allow children to grow and develop as Jesus did- in "wisdom and stature" and in "favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52). The program will provide opportunities for children to learn about God's wold and how to live in it. The program will provide guidance and activities to help each child develop language, reading, writing, and many skills appropriate to his or her stage of development.
Our curriculum is a reflection of the "whole child" philosophy which focuses on the five aspects of development: spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social.
Spiritual: Our commitment is that our children will grow in their knowledge of God and His love and care. We want our children to be aware of God's world around us. We teach that Jesus is God's Son and that Jesus is our friend.
Physical: Through play and moment activities, our children learn to use large muscles. They run, climb, jump, pull and push. Having directed fun is a learning activity . We teach the importance of taking care of our bodies.
Mental: We use a variety of activities, such as games, learning centers, art work, songs, books, puzzles, blocks, and group activities, to provide opportunities for learning. We teach each child about his world and increase his vocabulary and stock of information. Our goal is for our children to develop a joy of learning.
Emotional: Our desire is to help your child move from the home environment into a school setting by helping to develop mature reactions and a healthy expression of emotions. Feeling good about self and being able to communicate all feelings, even anger or sadness, are goals we strive to attain for each child.
Social: The children are helped to work and play effectively with their peer group. They are encouraged to be kind, to share, to cooperate, to be helpful, and to accept responsibility as an individual and as part of a group.
Tuition and Fees
Registration fee $70.00
Materials fee $70.00
5-day (M-F): $275.00
3-day (MWF): $200.00
2-day (TX): $175.00
The monthly fees for Shepherd's Pasture Preschool are based on an annual tuition amount, as determined by the Board of Directors. That tuition amount is divided equally between the ten (10) months, August through May, that the program is in session.