Children Services Pilot Program

Good Shepherd Center in collaboration with Penny Lane Schools and St. Xavier University has launched a program directed at servicing the growing special needs population in Early Childhood education. Children ages two to five whose needs cannot be met in a mainstream classroom, will have an early intervention classroom available. The classroom is for all children needing special care, with a strong focus on structured teaching and children with autism. The goal of the classroom is to provide a structured environment that will guide children in learning the necessary skills to move forward, in hopes of transitioning to a mainstream classroom by elementary school. There will be a place for children with all special needs in this program, as the classroom will be modified to fit each unique student.

The program will be available Monday through Friday, 6am to 6pm. For more information or to register your child call 708-425-4233 or visit