Programs

Early Learning and Child Care

Depending upon the age of your child, the classroom daily schedule may vary slightly.  Infant and Toddler care consists of individualized eating and sleeping plans with physical development supports like cuddling, tummy time, and a ballet bar for pulling up practice.  We also offer sign language (ASL) activities, sensory art projects, music exploration and the encouragement of friendships for social development.  As they enter the two and early three-year-old stages, the depth of educational activities, creative arts and physical supports also increase. 

The Preschool and Prekindergarten academic portion of the day is from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Each morning starts with a group activity we call circle-time where children are welcomed and the day’s activities are explained.  Our classrooms are designed with early learning in mind, so you’ll see the room set up with a variety of learning centers, a library and dramatic play area.  For our school-age children, there is before and after care, as well as summer camp. 

We understand

the importance of finding the perfect place to bring your child while you are at work. 

Our programs

are open to children ages six weeks through prekindergarten, as well as before/after care and summer camp for school age students up to 12 years. 

We are open

Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. 

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The Curriculum

We use the Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies, Second STEP a social-emotional curriculum and weekly themes to guide children’s cognitive, social and physical development.  We provide a blended learning approach with center based and teacher led activities in the following areas: Language and Literacy, Social and Emotional development, Fine and Gross Motor skills, Nature and Science, Creative Arts, Early Math, and Physical Health practices.  And although early education is at the heart of what we do, it wouldn’t be successful if we didn’t make play just as important.  Young children explore their world through play and we know it has a pivotal role in supporting life-long learning.

We create

a portfolio of your child’s work each year they spend at Learning Lodge West. It highlights their progress and accomplishments.  

We Provide

Care and education for children starting at six weeks of age.  We have two preschool classes (3-4 years) and two prekindergarten classes (4-5 years).  We also offer before/after care and summer camp for school age students attending elementary school.  For our students six weeks through prekindergarten we offer parent-teacher conferences where teachers share student growth and achievements.  

We also offer a Kindergarten Prep class for five-year old students.  It is taught by a Missouri Certificated teacher using the research-based Creative Curriculum.  Our learning environment is balanced with developmentally appropriate learning centers and teacher-directed activities.  We also include Spanish exploration, music and physical education classes.  It is a full day of learning with meals and before/after care.

Specialist Programming

We also include enrichment programming as part of our tuition. It includes physical education, music classes and sign language.  Our 3-5 year old students also participate in Spanish and Story Time Yoga classes.  

Enrollment Process

We are happy to give you a tour of the school and share more about our programming. 

Step 1: Application

An application form and a $25 application fee is the only thing you need to get started.

Step 2 & 3: Enrollment Process

After your application has been received, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional information and tuition rates.  If you decide to enroll, you'll receive an enrollment packet to complete.  We will review start dates and answer any final questions you may have. 

Once you submit your enrollment forms, you will need to pay a $100 enrollment fee and a deposit that is equal to your first tuition payment to hold your spot until your child's first day.  If you'd like to have your student visit before they start, we are happy to coordinate that with you as well.  

Application Form

Step 1

Application

Step 2

Enrollment
Package

Step 3

Tour

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Get Started

Interested?  Submit your contact information, join our email news, or call.

We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!