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Clayton Child Center-Infant-Toddler

1 Oak Knoll Park
Saint Louis, MO 63105

(314) 726-0440


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Clayton Child Center and Clayton Academy programs provide a foundation for a nurturing, safe, educational environment for children aged six weeks to fifteen years.

The staff assists children in developing a positive self-image, a strong foundation of physical, cognitive, and social skills to achieve a balanced education through developmentally appropriate customized teaching.

To accomplish the mission, Clayton Child Center and Clayton Academy promotes an educational philosophy which seeks the following:

To create a safe and wholesome environment where students enjoy living and learning.
To provide a creative atmosphere that is conducive to fostering a balance among the cognitive, social/emotional and physical development of each student.
To identify and address individual educational needs by assessing student specific learning styles to provide a curriculum to guide students in reaching their potential.
To build a greater understanding of the student's growth, development, and learning styles that welcomes opportunities to work with parents and guardians through personalized classes and conferences.
To promote a greater understanding and respect for the ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, political, and physical diversity by recognizing these qualities as important element of an enriching community."
Excerpted from the preschool's website