Childcare in Matthews, NC for Single Parents, scholarships,
Child care, After School, Summer Camp, Christian Public
Library, Pre-school, Mother's Day Out & more.
Our Shepherd, following Christ's example of love and
compassion, strives to:
° Provide quality, Christian-based children's programs
and education for all children, regardless of family
° Empower, minister to and advocate for the unique
needs of single parents; and
° Provide educational resources to the community
through the COS Library.
of Christ Our Shepherd include:
Shepherd began in the early 1990s our
founder established a womens outreach ministry to
single mothers in the community. The women she served
and shared her life with consistently lamented that the
frustration of being single centered in finding a safe
place to leave their children while they were working.
Desirous of instilling the Christian values that had attracted
them to her home, a Christian childcare center seemed
too impossible to imagine.
In 1994-1995 Church property
became available in town and our founder had a clear calling from God to purchase
the vacated property. In 1996 the formal ministry of Christ Our Shepherd was incorporated
and created its first outreach to the community in its Child care and After school
Our Shepherd, created out of diverse religious
traditions, seeks to improve the quality of life for the
single and low-income parent households. We recognize
the dignity, uniqueness, and value of each person, we
accept individuals as they are, in an affirming and compassionate
Christ Our Shepherd has 26 Full Time and 26 Part-Time and over 65 volunteers
continue the work that our founder began by continuing to bring our services to
the point of need. We have been able to serve hundreds of individuals every year,
providing affordable childcare (0-5 years old) and After School Programs (5
12). We have since added a Christian Library that is a resource to our community;
400 Families are current patrons. We cannot count the countless number of lives
that have been touched in our 11 years. We estimate over 1,000 children have attended
one or more of our programs and over 400 families. In 2007 we provided approximately
$63,000 to 31 families.
highlights of the Christ Our Shepherd, Inc. include:
who utilize our services are parents wanting quality Christian childcare. We offer
full-time Childcare as well as Preschool, Mother's Day Out, Summer Camp, and After
School Programs. The Christian community uses our library resources.
The COS Outreach Ministry targets the single parent household with children 6
weeks to 5th grade needing childcare. COS provides scholarships to qualifying
applicants. Visit the Single Parent page.
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