Early Childhood Center

"Let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." -Mark 10:14

The Early Childhood Center at St. Paul’s seeks to share the Savior’s love while building a Christ-centered foundation with children and families. Providing care for children ages 10 weeks through 5 years old, it is the perfect start for any family seeking a foundation of faith and developmentally appropriate teaching. 

Our foundation is found in Jesus Christ and the gospel is preached in every activity at the Early Childhood Center, a Lutheran preschool program. Children discover the beauty of God’s love and creation on our natural playground, in unique art and craft projects, weekly chapel, through play with others, and even through technology engagement. We partner with St. Paul’s Lutheran School to provide our children with excellent examples of leadership and servanthood through student volunteers and group projects.

We are a Lutheran Church preschool that provides a unique learning environment for your child to grow and learn through play, activities, exploration, and discovery. The St. Paul's Early Childhood Center offers several options for your child. From half day, school day, and full day care options to year round care, we have a program to fit every family’s needs. 

If your child will be 3 or 4, we offer two strong academic options for Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten classes:

  • At the ECC (7AM-6PM, year round, lunch and snacks included)

  • Or SCHOOL YEAR classes (choose half or school day, hot lunch option, more days off, August-May)

Early Childhood Enrollment

School Year Enrollment

St. Paul's Early Childhood Center
823 N. Ballas Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
(314) 822-9219
Bev Gruenwald, Director (bgruenwald@stpaulsdesperes.org)



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