About Us

The Early Childhood Learning Services Department teachers and staff are excited to get to know your family and to help your preschooler learn and grow. Your child’s education will benefit as we learn to exchange ideas with one another. The Early Childhood Services office is located at the SJSD Early Learning Center, 1800 Alabama St. Please call 816-671-4009 to reach the office.

Mission and Goals

  • The SJSD early childhood program is committed to providing experiences in an increasingly inclusive environment.

  • The SJSD early childhood program recognizes that learning in the preschool years is unique and developmental. The staff begins by working to understand individual preschoolers' development, strengths, needs, and interests.

  • SJSD early childhood educators are committed to providing learning experiences that allow preschoolers to learn actively, thoughtfully, and socially in an environment that is safe and allows for mistakes.

  • SJSD early childhood educators honor parents as ‘first teachers’ and are committed to working with parents to help the children in our care learn and grow.


For more information on Kindergarten Enrollment, please click Destination Kindergarten

For more information and how to sign up for Parents as Teacher, please click on Parents as Teachers

For more information on Preschool and Early Learning Screenings, please click on Preschool Programs

For more information on a Preschool Screening, please click on Screening

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