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Downtown Children's Center

507 North 13th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103

(314) 621-1131


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Each child, parent and staff member is a unique individual with skills, feelings and perceptions, which may or may not be similar to our own
Each person can learn to value him/herself, and to value other person's feelings, needs and individuality.
A warm, nuturing environment is necessary for the development of a positive self concept, creativity, and motivation to learn.
We value children's play as their means for translating experiences into understanding.
The development of motor, sensory and perceptual skills must be encouraged in order to provide the framework for later educational and life experiences.
We value the significant role of the family in each child's development, and work to maintain close ties between home and school. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school