Good Shepherd Lutheran Church | State College, PA

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Upcoming Sermon Topics:   
June 30
The Preeminence of Christ Series
The Force That Holds the 
Universe Together
Colossians 1:15-23

July 7
The Preeminence of Christ Series
Christ in You, the Hope of Glory
Colossians 1:24-29

July 14
The Preeminence of Christ Series
Finding Wisdom in Academia
Colossians 2:1-5 
Revive@ PSU
-  check out our Campus Ministry at  Contact Matt at 919-744-1433.

Huntingdon Service with communion and Children's Church happens once a month at 4:30 pm.  Call Pastor Bryan at 814-308-3417 for dates and information.  

Students -  We can supply a ride to church.  PSU students, text Matt at 919-744-1433. Juniata College students text Pastor Bryan at 814-308-3417.  We have  home cooked lunches for students several times a month after Sunday late service during Fall and Spring semesters.

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COME TO OUR PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH FROM 9-11 A.M.!  Our staff will be available to meet you and your child and discuss our program.  If there is a weather cancellation, we will reschedule our event for the following Saturday, February 23rd.

IT'S OUR 26th year!   We still have several openings in our preschool classes for this year and would love for your child to join us.  Our flexible schedule offers morning preschool for 1,2,3,4,or 5 mornings a week, with days of your choice!
       A LITTLE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM-  We have a PLAY-BASED curriculum where children play together for the first hour of class time to promote social interaction with peers and faculty.  We are a CHRISTIAN PROGRAM, reading stories out of Children's Bibles, singing Christian children's songs, praying before we eat, and holding a purposeful prayer time to end each day.  We are ACTIVE INSIDE AND OUT- we go outside every day possible to a huge playground area, or indoors to a larger open space if the weather is inclement.   We have a CONSISTENT STAFF with very little staff turnover.  Daily opportunites for PARENT VOLUNTEERS in the classroom are available throughout the year.  TWO PARENT- TEACHER CONFERENCES are held to update parents on their child's progress (for our older 3-5 year children).  And...we have a DROP-IN PRESCHOOL option, for families who may have a very flexible schedule or inability to afford regularly- scheduled classes.

   2 OPENINGS IN OUR 5-day, 4- day, T/W/Th or- T/TH DAY morning class for older children 3-5 years old.  You pick the day you would like and we will fit you in! 
   2 OPENINGS IN OUR M/W/F, M/W or W/F MORNING CLASS for 3-5 year olds     9:00- 11:45 a.m.
                                         *Children must be potty-trained for the 3-5 year old classes.

DROP- IN PRESCHOOL- fill out a short registration form for 3- 5 year olds and come on any day of your choosing.  Children must be potty-trained and provide proof of immunizations. COST IS $19.00 PER MORNING PER CHILD for a 2 hr. 45 minute session.


Welcome to Good Shepherd Lutheran Christian Preschool!  We teach children to love learning and each other in God's world!  You can come visit us any time!  

 For tours of our school and available openings for the year, contact Dianne Sefter, preschool director, at #814-234-1388.    LEAVE A MESSAGE ON OUR ANSWERING MACHINE IF SOMEONE IS NOT IN THE OFFICE AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL PROMPTLY, particularly in the summer. We are very flexible with our class offerings, so if there are days and times that might suit your schedule better, please ask!!  We also offer 10% tuition discounts for families with several children attending, as well as pastoral families.  Tuition assistance is available for families with financial need.

                       WHAT CLASSES ARE OFFERED FOR  2018- 2019?

Almost Three's Classes for 2 years 7 months- 3 year olds-
Classes for children that miss the cut-off date of being 3 yrs. old for our older 3-5 year classes.  For children that turn 2 years 7 months any time during the school year.
2 hours a day on T/TH mornings from 9:15- 11:15 A.M.  Afterschool Childcare available until 11:30, 11:45,  or noon. Children do not have to be potty trained.  4-1 student/teacher ratio. Extra childcare available by purchasing punchcard to use as needed.

Children must have turned 3 by August 31, 2018 and be potty trained for the following classes: 
1-day Class for 3-5 year olds- Class for mixed ages 3-5 yrs. once a week, 2 hours and 45 minutes a day.  Day of attendance determined by family preference.  This option is in combination with a class that is already established. 8-1 student/teacher ratio.

2-day Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday Class for 3-5 year olds- Classes for mixed ages twice a week, 2 hours and 45 minutes a day.  8-1 student/teacher ratio.

3-day Monday/Wednesday/Friday Class for 3-5 year olds- Classes for mixed ages three times a week, 2 hours and 45 minutes a day.  9:00- 11:45 A.M
8-1 student/teacher ratio.

3-day  Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Class for 3-5 year olds- Classes for mixed ages three times a week, 2 hours and 45 minutes a day.  9:15- NOON.
8-1 student/teacher ration.  This class runs in combination with the 5-day class.

4-day Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday, or Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Class for 3-5 year olds- Classes for mixed ages four times a week, 2 hours and 45 minutes a day.  9:15- NOON.  This class runs in combination with the 5-day class. 8-1 student/teacher ratio.

-day Monday- Friday Class for 3-5 year olds- Classes for mixed ages 5 mornings a week, 2 hours and 45 minutes a day.  9:15- NOON. 

Registration is accompanied by $55 non- refundable registration fee.

DROP-IN PRESCHOOL -    Children ages 3 1/2- 5 years old from the community can attend the preschool without registering for regular classes. 
Pre-register and then come whenever you like!  Cost is $19.00 per day payable upon entry the day of attendance.  Call #234-1388 for more details.


Afterschool Childcare Option

Afterschool childcare is available for our Almost 3’s families.  A punch card can be purchased for $35 which has 20 spaces for 15- minute time intervals ($1.75 each interval) until dismissal time of your choice: 11:30, 11:45, or noon.  Afterschool Childcare began the third week in September.  Parents can notify the classroom teacher in the morning if they would like their child to stay for extra time that day.   Any unused time on punch cards will be reimbursed at the end of the school year.

Lunch Bunch Option

Lunch Bunch is available for 3-5 year olds on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from noon until 2 p.m. for  $14 for the afternoon on a drop-in basis.  There will be a sign-up sheet for the month in the entryway of the school to indicate your preference of which days you would like your child to attend so that we can determine staffing for the day.  Children must bring their own lunch and drink.  Lunch Bunch began the third week in September.  Peanut products (peanut butter sandwiches, etc.) are prohibited in lunches in accordance with our allergy policy.  Lunch Bunch will be held in the downstairs classroom and dismissal is at 2 p.m.


Weekly Schedule

» Sunday

8:00 am | Classic Worship and Communion
9:15 am | Bible Study
10:30 am | Blended Worship & Communion
NEW! 4:30 pm | Blended Worship & Communion on the first Sunday of the month (at our site in Huntingdon, PA) Click here for directions

» Life Groups

Meet throughout the week


Church Office: (814) 234-8177
Preschool Office: (814) 234-1388

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
851 N. Science Park Road
State College, PA 16803