PROGRAM SPECIFICS: We are a non-profit corporation incorporated under the auspices of the Church of the Good Shepherd, and are accredited by the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES). We are presently in a self-study aimed at re-accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Day School is also a STARS for KIDS NOW accredited center. We have achieved a Level 3 out of 4 stars. We have been in existence since 1958, and celebrated our 50th birthday in November 2008. We operate as a faith-based school, and in keeping with the philosophy of the NAES, we teach children how to show their faith by the way they treat others and the power God's love has in all of our lives.
AGES SERVED: Any child who will be 2 years old by August 1 of the year of enrollment is eligible for enrollment. All enrolled children except those enrolled in the 2 year old class must be potty trained. Two and three year olds have a choice of 2, 3, or 5 mornings. Four year olds are eligible for enrollment for 4 or 5 mornings. Kindergarten is 5 days a week from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. every day. Our extended day program is a flexible one, offered all day until 5:30 p.m. or earlier in between. The Day School does not discriminate in its admissions or hiring policies on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.
CHILD-TO-TEACHER RATIOS: The Day School strives to maintain an 8:1 child-to-teacher ratio or lower, at all times per NAEYC standards.
CALENDAR: Our school year calendar follows closely the calendar of Fayette County Public Schools.
SPECIAL CLASSES AND PROGRAMS: Chapel for all children is held one morning a week. A priest from the Church of the Good Shepherd tells a familiar story, songs are sung and prayers are offered.
MUSIC AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT is a special class for all children. Children usually participate several times a week with their class.
LICENSING: We are licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For the 2013-2014 school year, we will have 3 Two Year Old classes, 3 Three Year Old classes, 4 Four Year Old classes, and 1 class of kindergarteners.
FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS: Fees are payable monthly over a period of nine months. A non-refundable registration fee is due with each Application for Admission. A material fee is assessed two times a year. The Day School participates in the Child Care Assistance Subsidy Program and has some scholarship money available for families who meet the criteria. Please click on the TUITION page above for more specific information regarding our current fees. For your convenience, we offer ACH automatic draft payments. This can be set up through the Day School office.
TRANSPORTATION: Children are transported to and from school by their parents or other caregivers. We have no other transportation available.
FIELD TRIPS: Field trips consist of meeting at the designated place, much like a play date. The Day School does not arrange transportation for children to and from school.