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Saint John Early Childhood Center

15800 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO 63011

(636) 394-4100


Tuition rates are based on a ten month payment schedule.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

Young children in their quest for knowledge are very active learners. In this light, our curriculum goals are geared toward active learning experiences. Through a variety of group and individual experiences, we hope to empower each child to: * think for oneself * decide between right and wrong * solve realistic problems * become critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers * develop cooperative and collaborative skills * develop a love of learning Project Construct curriculum is shaped by the belief that student success depends both on a solid foundation of content knowledge and the ability to apply it to real problems and new situations.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

As a Christian Early Childhood Center, St. John introduces young children to school through a loving and engaging environment. We offer flexible full-day and half-day programs for children two through five, including Junior Kindergarten. We focus on empowering children to think for themselves, giving them a chance to reach their highest potential. Our dedicated staff creates a community of learners that are loved and know the greatest love of all comes from Jesus.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Teachers and parents form a partnership in carrying out the responsibilities of nurturing and educating each child (Proverbs 22:6). Together we want to teach children what it means to put their trust in Jesus as their Savior and friend.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school