Learning Ladder Preschool

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

 

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 Toddlers 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
  • Intorduce 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
  • Intorduce self-help skills
Pre-Kindy (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-Kindy's 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