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SouthSide Early Childhood Center

2101 S. Jefferson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO

Starting at $180/mo

SouthSide's Early Childhood Programs

SouthSide Early Childhood Center just moved into a beautiful, state-of-the-art building just south of I-44 and I-64/40. This bright and warm space offers a natural playground, indoor playroom, kids' kitchen and preschool garden.

SouthSide's program is among the best in the region. SouthSide provides a nurturing, educational and individualized program for children from six weeks old to pre-kindergarten. With three age groupings guided by the same philosophy and curriculum, we provide continuous care in an accredited center from infancy to preschool graduation. Children may enter the program at any age, depending on availability. Center hours are from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., year round (we are closed for 10 holidays per year and professional development days).

Our infant and toddler program promotes the healthy development of children during the first three years of life. The infant/toddler classrooms have one teacher for every four children, with a maximum of eight children per classroom.

Our two's program accommodates children from 24 to 35 months. This program, also with a one to four ratio, promotes the development of toddlers, emphasizing language and social development, as well as the acquisition of essential cognitive and motor skills for continued achievement in preschool and beyond.

Our preschool program for ages three through five maintains a teacher:child ratio of one to ten and a maximum group size of 20 in mixed age groups. This program engages children in joyful learning through play with the objective of developing creative problem-solving, strong social skills and curiosity. Ultimately, the goal for preschoolers is to graduate with all the skills needed for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Family Support and Involvement

At SouthSide, families - however they are defined for our children - are our partners in their education, social development and healthy growth. We strongly encourage family participation in Center activities, classroom volunteering, special events and field trips. Family members are welcome to visit the Center at any time. We have four structured meetings with each family during each year: fall home visit, late fall family-teacher conference, spring home visit and late spring family-teacher conference. Several special events organized by staff and families bring the entire Center together. Our summer picnic and Thanksgiving Dinner are popular highlights of the year.

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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Saint Louis, MO?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Saint Louis, MO. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Saint Louis, MO for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Saint Louis, MO?
When you begin looking for preschools in Saint Louis, MO ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Saint Louis, MO.
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There are currently 43 preschools in Saint Louis, MO on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Saint Louis, MO who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.