A tuition-based program, the LECC Preschool offers a range of options for children 3 to 5 years old. The preschool program puts a special emphasis on creating a strong self-image, decision-making skills and positive peer interaction. Enrollment is open to the St. Louis community, but priority is afforded to siblings and district parents. Some features of the preschool include:

For Children Ages 3 & 4:

  • Three-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (T,W,Th)
  • Four-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-Th)
  • Five-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-F)
  • Afternoon Enrichment Classes

For Children Ages 4 & 5:

  • Three Full-Day Class (T,W,Th)
  • Four-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-Th)
  • Five-Day Class, Half or Full-Day (M-F)
  • Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Before & After School Care Available

2019-2020 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure

2020-2021 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure

Toddler Drop-Off Program

Our Toddler Program is designed especially for those young children ready for a new experience outside the home. It is created for parents who want their toddler to separate for a short period of time, interact with other children and be exposed to a rich learning environment. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating experience along with strong parent support.

  • For children 20-36 months old by Aug. 1
  • 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

2019-2020 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure

2020-2021 Preschool & Toddler Drop-Off Program Brochure

Parent & Child Together Programs (PACT)

The Parent and Child Programs are designed for a parent and his or her child to attend together. The emphasis is on parent education, parent support and an enriching shared parent-child experience. For the child, this is an opportunity to explore the outside world in a safe, nurturing environment. For the parent, this is a unique time to observe his or her child in a group setting, meet new families and explore new experiences. Priority placement and reduced fees are offered to district parents after which enrollment is open to anyone in the greater St. Louis community. Approximately 30 classes are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. Classes are offered during the day and on Saturdays. Each class varies in length. The PACT program serves families with children from birth to five years of age, with special features including:

  • Discussion groups and lectures for parents
  • Shared parent-child play times
  • Workshops for parents on single focus topics
  • Shared parent-child open play time, art, and music enrichment classes

For further information, contact Ladue Early Childhood Center at (314) 993-5724.

Parent & Child Programs Fall Brochure

Parent & Child Programs Spring Brochure

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

A district- and state-funded program, Ladue Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a free program offering practical assistance to parents and children from birth to three years of age. PAT provides individualized information and guidance to parents not only to enhance their children’s language, social and motor development, but also to make parenting more rewarding and less stressful. PAT also offers screening to families with three-, four- and five-year-olds. The program is open to all district residents and includes the following:

  • Personal visits with state-certified parent educators, limited to families with children in the pre-natal to 3-year range.
  • Developmental screening offered to children 3-5 years of age.
  • Developmental resource materials will be included with each personal visit and screening.
  • Parent group meetings will be offered throughout the school year.

There are many benefits to the Parents As Teachers Program, please contact the Ladue Early Childhood Center at (314) 993-5724 or click HERE to enroll today.

Also, check the calendar for the LECC PAT Upcoming Events!

Check out the Parents As Teachers Blog

Contact us at: (314)993-5724 ~ 10890 Ladue Road, 63141 ~ email

Summer Programs

The LECC Preschool Summer Fun Camp program is designed to create a rich and playful learning environment! Daily routines include art, music, science and movement. Half and full-day options will be available. The LECC summer camp is staffed by Ladue Early Childhood Center preschool teachers, who will create a memorable experience for your child. Students currently enrolled at the Ladue Early Childhood Center can pre-register their children in the spring before the open registration date.

Pre-Registration for current LECC drop-off students: March 2 – March 12, 2020

Open Registration for new students: March 23, 2020

LECC Summer Camp dates: June 1 – July 10, 2020

To view the LECC Summer Camp brochure click HERE