Step Ahead Child Care Academy has been a recognized landmark in St. Louis Hills since 1987. What began as a 10-child, licensed, in-home daycare has grown slowly over the years to become the exceptional center that you see today, always careful to retain that personal feeling of "coming home". We provide superior childcare, coupled with an accelerated preschool program, to the residents of St. Louis Hills and the surrounding areas. We take pride in our inviting facility, caring instructors and our commitment to keeping your children in a safe, fun, educational environment. Enter through our secured doors facing Lansdowne, a quiet residential street and walk into a child's world filled with love, learning, smiles, hugs and the sound of children's laughter.
Step Ahead Child Care Academy believes that you have a right to expect the BEST! As a recognized quality childcare provider, our number one goal is to provide worry-free parents with happy, secure children. We consistently devote ourselves to fulfilling our motto: "With Open Arms-We Open Minds". As a parent, you want your child happy, safe and well cared for ... we provide you with that assurance.
Our new facility was built in 2006 with the knowledge that parents expect and deserve more for their children than a huge building, where they are treated as a commodity and lodged in crowded, noisy groups. We maintain a home-like atmosphere and uncommonly low ratios, with children learning and playing in smaller groups. We believe this promotes the ideal environment for your child's intellectual and social development.
Step Ahead Child Care Academy's staff is quite simply, incomparable. When you meet them you will feel the warmth, commitment and infectious enthusiasm and observe the effect these attributes have on the children in their classrooms. We believe that as a teacher works with a child, the child builds self-esteem. When teachers clean up with the children and when children clean up after themselves, children learn about an orderly life and responsibility. When teachers say no, children learn limits. And when teachers hold, hug and comfort a child, a child learns about love, trust and supportive relationships with adults. Our teachers are always accessible and are always willing to lend assistance. They give more to your children than we or you could ever attempt to repay.