Preschool, Day Care, and Toddler Programs St. Louis / St. Charles
The St. Louis / St. Charles area has many preschools and toddler programs from which parents can choose. Each has its unique benefits and advantages, so it's important to investigate carefully.
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A love for learning develops naturally in Rossman’s Junior Kindergarten program, the first step in a cohesive eight-year independent elementary school education. An 8:1 student-teacher ratio allows the school’s three experienced Junior Kindergarten teachers to form deep connections with every child. These relationships cultivate confidence, encourage risk taking and improve learning as Juniors build academic and social skills. Formal and informal learning experiences focused on discovery, high-level thinking, creative problem solving and observation lay the foundation for lifelong learning. As part of the larger school community, Juniors also enjoy the advantages of specialty subjects — Spanish, music and physical education — taught by specially trained educators. Juniors participate fully in school life, including mentoring relationships and character development programs.
There is nothing like Forsyth School. A one-of-a-kind campus with classrooms in 6 historic houses for children age 3-Grade 6. At Forsyth, children learn to understand themselves, each other, and the world in which they live. It’s a place where personal best counts–on the field, on the stage, in the classroom, and on the high ropes course in the Forsyth Adventure Center. It’s a place to stretch beyond your comfort zone–memory mapping, Shakespeare plays, Challenge Days. It’s a place where engaging curriculum meets challenge education. And it all begins with a great early childhood program. Did you know Forsyth has a newly remodeled early childhood center with dedicated science and Spanish space? For more information, visit ForsythOnline.com.
Kirkwood United Methodist Preschool
A creative environment where children ages 2.5 - 5 years can learn and grow. Developmentally appropriate curriculum is designed by a professional, dedicated staff so children may achieve personal, social, and academic success. Each day includes class meetings, math, literacy development, and centers. Center time allows for child-directed play and investigations with engaging materials while interacting with others. Students attend weekly music and movement classes, monthly Chapel, and play daily in the gym, on the playground, or the Outdoor Exploring Place. Other enrichment opportunities include Art in the Atelier, Lunch Bunch, Spanish class, Yoga Club, Tinker Time, and Garden Club.
Community School is an independent elementary and preschool in St. Louis, Missouri, serving families with children age 3 through sixth grade. Community allows young children’s gifts to flourish in an environment of active, experiential learning. The 7:1 student/teacher ratio allows personalized attention for each student. The children learn by doing, fueling their intellectual, emotional, creative, and social growth. Children are also given opportunities to interact with and learn from the older students. Community’s expansive campus – with its woods, trails, pond, fields and light-filled classrooms – provides a perfect safe environment for this early exploration. Parents value the security the secluded campus provides and the nurturing environment the teachers create.
Little Sunshine's Playhouse & Preschool
Our program serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, offering:
*Kiddie Cams™: Secure live monitoring for parents
*LuvNotes™: Daily electronic messaging with photos and videos for parents
*Red Carpet™ Drop-off Service
*Keypad Secured Entry
Little Sunshine’s Playhouse maintains an identity and brand image of unrivaled distinction in early childhood education. Our facilities serve as a castle for a “Once Upon A Time” experience that enables each child to develop their imagination.
Space is limited. Contact us today for an enrollment interview and to secure a spot for your child!
Saint Louis Zoo Preschool
The Saint Louis Zoo Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The nature-based program connects children to the natural world while building confidence and encouraging creativity and problem-solving. Students spend a minimum of 50 percent of their time outside exploring the 90-acre Zoo and beautiful surrounding park. Students and their families are a part of the Zoo community, getting to know the animals and those who care for them. The program uses the project-based approach - it allows child-directed learning in which children practice important skills in an authentic manner. Preschool applications are due Tuesday, January 31.
Countryside Montessori School
Countryside offers part-time and full-time care for children eight weeks through six years of age. Countryside is NAEYC accredited and affiliated with the American Montessori Society. The home-like environment, along with its spacious playground, trike area and pony corral, set Countryside apart from the rest.
Countryside is dedicated to the education of the whole child. Our goal is to meet each individual child’s need for intellectual, physical, social and emotional development.
By offering a superb Montessori education in a nurturing environment, Countryside strives to help children reach their full potential and become independent, life-long learners.