Learning Ladder Preschool

Learning Ladder is a Christian preschool designed to meet the educational and social needs of our students.

Brochure

WHO WE ARE 

Learning Ladder has been in operation since 1971. We are an outreach program of First United Methodist Church as a nonprofit preschool. We are are a licensed preschool through the Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Childcare.


Our success is due, in part to the support we receive from parents. We appreciate you telling your friends about our program. If you know someone who may be interested in enrolling their child/ren, please tell them to call or stop by during preschool hours.

Enrollment

Your child's class is determined by your child's age as of July 31. The only exception is Toddlers who must be 18 months by September 30.

Classes

TODDLERS (18 MONTHS - 2 YEARS)

Our Toddlers program is offered as a 2-day or 4-day program:
Monday/Wednesday
Tuesday/Thursday
Toddler's Goals:

  • Adjust to Parent separation
  • Learn to share and take turns
  • Introduce table manners
  • Learn to be around other children
  • Introduce crayons and paint
  • Sing songs
  • Say grace before lunch
  • Develop large motor coordination
  • Introduce body parts
  • Develop positive self-esteem

STEPPERS (2 YEAR OLDS)

Our Steppers program is offered as a 2-day or 4-day program:
Monday/Wednesday
Tuesday/Thursday
Stepper's Goals

  • Introduce colors and shapes
  • Discover senses
  • Discuss safety
  • Learn to follow directions
  • Sing songs
  • Learn to listen
  • Introduce the alphabet
  • Discuss seasons and weather
  • Learn table manners
  • Recognize their names
  • Discuss family relationships
  • Introduce number 1-10
  • Explore Feelings
  • Work puzzles
  • Say grace before lunch
  • Learn to share and take turns
  • Introduce hygiene
  • Develop positive self-esteem
  • Hands on Group Activities

CLIMBERS (3 YEAR OLDS)

Our Climber program is offered as a 3-day or 4-day program:
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Climber's Goals

  • Reinforce numbers 1-10
  • Practice whole names, address, and phone number
  • Introduce cutting, using glue and sticks
  • Have organized play
  • Appreciate meaning of holidays
  • Recognize community helpers
  • Creative art to enhance imagination
  • Learn to sit quietly and listen
  • Caring for their materials
  • Work puzzles
  • Discover alike and different
  • Introduce printing first name
  • Introduce decision-making
  • Share and take turns
  • Learn to deal with feelings
  • Say grace before lunch
  • Limited pencil work
  • Develop positive self-esteem
  • Reinforce colors, shapes, and alphabet
  • Introduce self-help skills

PRE-K (4 YEAR OLDS)

Our Pre-K program is offered as a 3-day or 4-day program:
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Pre-K Goals

  • Know whole name, address and phone
  • Calendar: Days of the week, Months
  • Discuss weather
  • Take good care of materials
  • Share and take turns
  • Discuss the rights and property of others
  • Read a story or more everyday
  • Talk about alike and different
  • Practice printing first name and last
  • Work puzzles
  • Have pencils, crayons, scissors, and paints, available
  • Drawing and recognizing shapes
  • Run, hop, skip, and jump, catch a ball
  • Practice counting
  • Recognize numbers 1-30
  • Recognize letters of the alphabet
  • Introduce sight words
  • Develop positive self-esteem

Registration/Activity/Supply Fee:

$100 required at enrollment.
The registration/activity/supply fee is non-refundable.

Monthly fees will be:
2- Day programs $170
3-Day programs $220
4-Day programs $280
*A 10% discount IS given for the second and third child. The discount is given on the lower tuition rate. No discount is given on the enrollment fees.  NOTE: ENROLLMENT FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.

Enrollment Letter

Enrollment Form

IMMUNIZATION/HEALTH FORM

An immunization form is needed for each student. All health forms and immunization records must have a doctor signature/office stamp. This is required by the State of Missouri. The State now requires that all children have Hepatitis B and the chickenpox vaccines. Learning Ladder does not accept students who are not immunized.

Immunizations are required at enrollment. Signature from your doctor stating that your child is in good health and able to attend preschool is required within 30 days of starting class.

Health Form

In addition to the classroom time spent achieving goals, the children participate in Huff-N-Puff (physical education time), Music, and Art.  We also have playground time, special events (see Highlights), and several fun visitors during the year.

September
Open House
Fire Truck


October
Fall & Class Pictures
Fall Harvest Days
Halloween Party and Parade


November
Thanksgiving Feast


December
Christmas Parties/Program


January
Pajama Day
Special Day-Pre-K


February
Valentine’s Party
Health Fair


March
St. Patrick’s Day Party


April
Spring Pictures
Easter Parties


May
Mother’s Tea
Graduation-Pre-K
Pre-K to the Park