Welcome to our parent portal. Here you can find the resources you need to keep you in the 'know', such as calendars for each age group, sample menus and other hand-picked resources that we found to be valuable.
What's Happening at Good Shepherd...
Simply click on your child's calendar to enlarge...
What's Cookin' at Good Shepherd...
Yearly Application Update
Supply List - Pre-K3
Supply List - Pre-K4
Supply List - 2 Year Old
Tantrums are extremely common among children aged 18-36 months. Ow! It can come as a shock when your baby pinches, bites or pulls your hair for the first time. What does it mean when your baby hurts you and what can you do?
Learning to share can be a challenge for young children, but sharing is a skill they need for play and learning throughout childhood.
While many people find teaching children to be rewarding, some will tell you that it’s just plain stressful at times. What are the best ways to teach kids?
Types of Learning
Motor play provides critical opportunities for children to develop both individual gross and fine muscle strength and overall integration of muscles, nerves, and brain functions.
Children learn to abstract, to try out new roles and possible situations, and to experiment with language and emotions with fantasy play.
A variety of opportunities for children to engage in social play are the best mechanisms for progressing through the different social stages.
Constructive play is when children manipulate their environment to create things.
Games With Rules
Developmentally, most children progress from an egocentric view of the world to an understanding of the importance of social contracts and rules.
This page presents an overview of child development from birth to five years of age. It is important to keep in mind that the time frames presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range. This information is presented to help parents understand what to expect from their child. Any questions you may have about your child's development should be shared with his or her doctor.