Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center's mission is to support children’s natural sense of curiosity, initiative, engagement, persistence, and creativity and to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to become independent and successful life-long learners. Come visit us and see how our children grow!
To schedule your personal tour of our beautiful facility contact the
Educational Director, Mandy Landivinec
We are housed in the extensive facilities of the Irvington Presbyterian Church. Our non-profit, non-sectarian program is based on the Common Core Foundational curriculum of New York State and promotes learning through play. GSECC holds the distinction of being accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We are the only preschool in the Rivertowns area – Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley and Irvington – to hold this highest mark of quality. We follow the child-centered model of early childhood education. It is accepted that for young children learning and knowledge is best acquired through the experience of exploration and discovery. The local elementary school, Dows Lane Elementary School, is routinely consulted to ensure our students will be ready for the next leg of their educational journey. Facility: GSECC is housed in the extensive facilities of the Irvington Presbyterian Church. Our non-profit, non-sectarian programs presently serve about 90 students. The school is housed in 5 spacious, well-equipped early childhood classrooms. The expansive secure outdoor facilities include two shady playgrounds, a generous "wheeled toy" riding area and a very large grassy field. All this makes for healthy, all-season outdoor exploration and play. Additionally, we have a large all-purpose room in which to enjoy indoor gross motor activities as well as all-school meetings, gatherings and fairs. Scholarships: In an effort to provide a quality preschool program to all in our community who could benefit from such a program, a limited number of full and partial scholarships are available.