Early Childhood Center

"Let the little children com to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:13


Shepherd of the Coast provides a loving, Christ centered Early Childhood Center that serves children from our immediate community and all over South Florida. We accept infants from six weeks and older through four year olds enrolling in Florida's state sponsored Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. 


At Shepherd of the Coast Early Childhood Center we strive to provide your children with a loving, safe environment for learning as we nurture the development of the whole child. Our goal is not only to help your child gain readiness skills for reading, math, science, but also to help your child grow emotionally, socially and spiritually.

We encourage nurturing your child’s spiritual development by reading bible stories, praying and talking to one another about God and what He has done for us. Through the message of God’s word you can comfort, assure and affirm your child during times of emotional stress. The knowledge of God’s unconditional love is the best assurance for good emotional health.


About our Center:


  • We provide care from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • We are DCFS licensed (#45204)
  • We accept infants (six weeks) to children age PK-4
  • Our staff is certified in infant/child CPR, first aid and AED
  • We are accredited by the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod