St. Luke’s Early Education Center

St. Luke’s EEC is committed to providing developmentally appropriate activities for all ages to enhance each child’s learning experiences. Our Center is in compliance with all of the health and safety regulations required by the State of Missouri and is a member of the Christian Early Childhood Association of Greater Kansas City. Our programs have served the community since 1977.

St. Luke’s Early Education programs are open to all children regardless of race, color, or creed. All children are accepted on a trial basis.

Full-time for ages six weeks through five years, 6:30am to 6pm.

Our church views children as a precious resource, given by God, and acknowledges its responsibility to assist families in providing for their children’s nurture and care. Our Early Education Center (EEC) provides a safe and caring Christian environment for children of the congregation and the community.

We Provide

  • Loving Christian atmosphere
  • State approved facility
  • Experienced teachers
  • Preschool included for ages three to five years
  • Excellent staff/child ratios
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Creative activities through art and music
  • Spacious, shady playground

Our Goals

Our program objective is to help children develop a good self-image and to nurture them in reaching their potential through an environment which supports growth of the whole child through:

  1. Individual attention
  2. Fostering self-esteem, self-discipline, sharing
  3. Encouraging positive relationships
  4. Finding acceptable outlets for their emotions
  5. Creativity, exploration, fun in learning
  6. Encouraging respect
  7. Physical activities
  8. Stimulating academic experiences
  9. Presenting Christian values

Our Curriculum

Our preschool is located in the undercroft (basement) area of the church. Our curriculum provides experiences in weekly themes such as Christian seasons and holidays, transportation, nature, music, animals, community workers and many more. Three year olds work on socialization skills, following directions, fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, etc. The pre-kindergarten class adds emphasis on alphabet, phonics and specific preparation for kindergarten.

Infant and Toddler Curriculum:

  • Sensory experiences
  • Movement games
  • Music activities
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Language skills
  • Pretend play
    Age-appropriate books, puzzles, etc.


  • Enrollment Fee $50
  • Family (2+ children) Enrollment Fee: $75
  • State Assistance Accepted
  • Full-Time Rates (Weekly)
  • Infants $170
  • Toddlers $170
  • Age 2 $160
  • Age 3-5 $150

We offer part-time rates; please call or email for more information.

Parents provide diapers, wipes, prepared bottles and baby food. Meals (breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack) are provided for children 12 months and older or at an age agreed upon with the parents.

For more information or enrollment forms contact our Early Education Center Director, Serena Smith, at 816-763-8507 or via email. You can also check us out on Facebook.

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