Little Shepherd Day School Overview
Little Shepherd offers our outstanding Peter Pan curriculum, with the addition of a daily Christian curriculum and weekly workshop in the sanctuary with Pastor Dennis. Christian values are incorporated into our daily lessons, instilling the importance of loving oneself, our family, our friends, and the world around us. As we help children grow spiritually, they begin to establish a commitment to faith in their daily lives. There is nothing quite so exciting as introducing a group of preschoolers to the love of God in what may be their first classroom experience. Our My Great Big God ™ curriculum presents the bible in a fresh interactive setting. This curriculum allows the children to interact with God, who made the world they're so interested in exploring!
Located in the Naperville Church of the Brethren, Little Shepherd was originally established as a ministry of the church in the 1970's. The church board outsourced the management to Helen Hochstetter in 2001 at which time Little Shepherd joined our Peter Pan family.
Little Shepherd offers a homey atmosphere in a quiet neighborhood, conveniently located just west of downtown Naperville. The warmth of the school is apparent in each bright, colorful and inviting classroom. Our Fellowship Hall provides a large multi-purpose area for the children, with ample space for large motor movement on days that don’t permit outdoor play.
Our big "backyard" has been landscaped to appeal to the young and young-at-heart! We feature two large play areas equipped with climbers and three-wheelers ~ encouraging the children in their gross motor activities. The play areas are mulched each season to insure the children take only "soft tumbles". Our Learning Gardens are a primary focus for our children during the spring, summer and fall months, as the children learn to identify many vegetables and flowers, as well as distinguish between annuals and perennials. The children are involved with the entire process of our gardens from early spring plantings through late fall harvests! While our Learning Gardens add to the beauty of our outdoor setting, their main purpose is the enjoyment, educational value, and experiences they provide all of the children.