Preschool

      • A tuition-based program, the LECC Preschool offers a range of options for children 3 to 5 years old. The preschool program puts a special emphasis on creating a strong self-image, decision-making skills and positive peer interaction. Enrollment is open to the St. Louis community, but priority is afforded to siblings and district residents. Some features of the preschool include:

        For children ages 3 & 4:

        • Three-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (T,W,Th)
        • Four-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-Th)
        • Five-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-F)
        • Afternoon Clubs

        For Children Ages 4 & 5:

        • Three Full-Day Class (T,W,Th)
        • Four-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-Th)
        • Five-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-F)
        • Afternoon Clubs

        Open enrollment for the 2022-23 school year began on Feb. 5, 2022, and is ongoing until spaces are filled.

        2022-2023 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure and Enrollment Form 

        2022-23 Enrollment Form (only)


        2023-24

        Check back in December 2022 for enrollment information for the 2023-24 school year. 

        COMING SOON!

        • 2023-24 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure and Enrollment Form 

      Toddler Drop-Off Program

      • Our Toddler Program is designed especially for those young children ready for a new experience outside the home. It is created for parents who want their toddler to separate for a short period of time, interact with other children, and be exposed to a rich learning environment. The program's goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating experience along with strong parent support.

        • For children 24-36 months old before Aug. 1
        • 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

        Open enrollment for the 2022-23 school year began on Feb. 5, 2022, and is ongoing until spaces are filled.

        2022-23 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure and Enrollment Form 

        Download a 2022-23 Enrollment Form (only)


        2023-24 Toddler Program

        Check back in December 2022 for enrollment information for the 2023-24 school year. 

        COMING SOON!

        • 2023-24 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure and Enrollment Form  

      Parent & Child Together Programs (PACT)

      • The Parent and Child Programs are designed for a parent and his or her child to attend together. The emphasis is on parent education, parent support, and an enriching shared parent-child experience. For the child, this is an opportunity to explore the outside world in a safe, nurturing environment. For the parent, this is a unique time to observe his or her child in a group setting, meet new families, and explore new experiences. Classes are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. Each class varies in length. Due to COVID precautions, we are only offering outdoor activities and/or virtual activities at this time. The PACT program serves families with children from birth to five years of age.

        For further information, contact Ladue Early Childhood Center at (314) 993-5724.

        View fun activities to do at home with your child.

        Parent & Child Programs Fall Programs Brochure and Enrollment Form

      Parents as Teachers (PAT)

      • A district- and state-funded program, Ladue Parents As Teachers (PAT), is a free program offering practical assistance to parents and children from birth to three years of age. PAT provides individualized information and guidance to parents not only to enhance their children’s language, social, and motor development, but also to make parenting more rewarding and less stressful. PAT also offers screening to families with three-, four- and five-year-olds. The program is open to all district residents and includes the following:

        • Personal visits with state-certified parent educators, limited to families with children in the prenatal to 3-year range.
        • Developmental screening is offered to children 3-5 years of age.
        • Developmental resource materials will be included with each personal visit and screening.
        • Parent group meetings will be offered throughout the school year.

        There are many benefits to the Parents As Teachers Program; please contact the Ladue Early Childhood Center at (314) 993-5724 or enroll online today.

        Also, check the calendar for the upcoming LECC PAT events!

        Check out the Parents As Teachers Blog