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Welcome! It’s July and it’s not too early to be thinking about the new school year coming up. We’ve compiled our best picks for area childcare facilities, preschools, private schools and after-school care in this handy guide so you can review local options and contact your favorites for a tour. Be sure to tell them you found them in Kids Directory when you call. Thanks!

Children’s Music Academy
After-School Program
417-425-4618
5335. S. Campbell Ave., Ste. M • Springfield
donnac@childrensmusicacademy.org
ChildrenLearnMusic.org
Social media: Facebook
In business for 11 years.
Helping children ages 3-9 fall in love with music for a life time. Children’s Music Academy teaches piano and keyboard playing, singing, harmony, note reading, ear training, rhythm, composition, ensemble playing, recorder and guitar in a fun, positive atmostphere. Weekly 1-hour group classes for children 3 to 9 years.

Creava School For The Arts
After-School Program
1667 E. St. Louis St. • Springfield
417-880-3531
creavaarts.com
artists@creavaarts.com
Social Media: Facebook and Google+
In business for 2 years.
Enhance your child’s creativity, confidence and problem solving skills with the fine art program at Creava Arts. After school classes for young artists ages 7+ include Drawing, Painting and Hand Building in Clay, with Drawing and Mixed Media classes offered on Saturday mornings.

Developmental Center of the Ozarks (DCO)
Childcare and Preschool
417.829.0800
1545 E Pythian • Springfield
DCOonline.com
mdeclue@DCOonline.com
Social Media: Facebook and Twitter
In business for 63 years (since 1954).
DCO offers childcare and pre-K/Kindergarten readiness for ages 6 weeks to 6 years for children with and without special needs, focused on kindergarten readiness. Secure entry. Breastfeeding room for nursing moms. Developmental screenings. Therapies as needed. Call for a tour.

East Grand Kids Preschool
Preschool
417-631-4668
2220 E. Grand • Springfield
eastgrandchurch.org
eastgrandkids@gmail.com
Social Media: Facebook
In business for 45 years.
East Grand Kids is a ministry of East Grand Church of Christ. They delight in offering low classroom sizes, highly-qualified teachers, individualized curriculum and a loving Christian environment for students to develop and learn about the world around them.

The Goddard School
Childcare and Preschool
417-886-6565
2238 W. Kingsley St. • Springfield
goddardschool.com
springfieldmo@goddardschool.com
Social Media: Facebook Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
In business for 12 years.
The Goddard School provides the foundation to encourage each child’s lifelong love of learning. In their warm, loving atmosphere, caring teachers support the healthy development of children 6-weeks to 6-years. Also providing after-school care for school age children.

Gold Medal Gyms
After-School Programs
417-732-4100
6840 W. Republic Rd. • Republic
goldmedalgyms.com
email@goldmedalgyms.com
Social Media: Facebook and Instagram
In business for 17 years.
Gold Medal Gyms offers programs for girls and boys of every ambition from the toddler motor development programs to the pursuit of Olympic caliber competitors.
Their gymnastics program is a year-round series fitness activities that enhances children’s athletic abilities for all sports and physical skills through physical and mental discipline. Cheerleading programs are focused on teaching cheer skills and the foundations needed for the next level of cheerleading.
See ad on page 5.

James River Weekday Preschool & Kindergarten
Childcare, Preschool and Private School
417-581-8617
South Campus (Ozark/South Springfield)
West Campus (West Springfield/Republic)
North Campus (North Springfield/Willard)

jamesriver.org/preschool
Email for preschool: weekdaypreschool@jamesriver.org
Email for Kindergarten: weekdaykindergarten@jamesriver.org
Social Media: Facebook
In business for 8 years
You will love James River’s beautiful facilities, Bible-based curriculum and loving teachers. Enroll your child today in their preschool for children ages 2 years through Pre-K or new Kindergarten classes.

Kingswood Programs
Childcare, Preschool and Private School
417-881-6363
2401 S. Lone Pine 65804
kingswoodprograms.com
Email address for contact: kingswoodprograms@kwumc.com
Social Media: Facebook
In business more than 50 years (since 1964).
Kingswood Programs is a Christian-based program that provides an exceptional learning experience for children ages 6-weeks-old through Kindergarten. Their goal is to provide children the opportunity to learn and grow in a loving environment where an emphasis is placed on each child's physical, emotional, social, cognitive, language, and spiritual development.

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Springfield-South
After-School Program
417-881-3800
4127 S. Kansas Expressway, Ste. 112 • Springfield
kumon.com/springfield-south-mo
stephaniejarkins@ikumon.com
Social Media: Facebook
In business for 5 years
Kumon Math and Reading Center is an academic enrichment program for school-aged children to reach their full potential through daily practice and guided instruction..

Schooliegigs Accelerated Preschool, Tutoring and Enrichment
Preschool
417-576-2743
1936 E. Sunshine St. • Springfield
schooliegigs.com
schooliegigsllc@gmail.com
Social Media: Facebook
In business for 7 years.
Schooliegigs offers accelerated preschool classes and one-on-one tutoring sessions, both with a strong emphasis on literacy. They have small class sizes and use focused, individual instruction by experienced, certified teachers.

Second Baptist Child Development Center
Preschool
417-887-3111, ext. 149
secondbaptist.org
michele@secondbaptist.org
3111 E. Battlefield • Springfield
Social media: Facebook
In business for 42 years.
At Second Baptist Child Development Center, their goal is to give your child a quality Christian education in a loving environment. Staff desires to meet the needs of each child spiritually, emotionally, socially and intellectually in order to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.

Seriously Silly Daycare and Learning Center LLC
Childcare and Preschool
417-351-8562 or 417-755-7025
2121 B. W. Republic Rd. •, Springfield
seriouslysillylearningcenter@gmail.com
Social Media: Facebook
Brand new – just opened this spring!
At Seriously Silly Daycare and Learning Center LLC, our amazing teachers use the Creative Curriculum as a tool to aid us in writing and implementing lesson plans for the individual child's needs as well as the group as a whole.

SPARC (School-Parks Are Reaching our Community)
Before- and After-School Programs at Springfield Public Schools
417-837-5737
300 E. Harrison • Springfield
ParkBoard.org/SPARC
SPARC@springfieldmo.gov
Social Media: Facebook (Park Board and SPARC), Twitter (Park Board)
In business for 18 years.
SPARC is a partnership between Springfield Public Schools and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. SPARC is a licensed before- and after-school child care program at 20 school sites, providing interactive activities, homework assistance, snacks, and specialty clubs. SPARC also has summer camps and seasonal non-competitive soccer, basketball and volleyball leagues.

The Summit Preparatory School
Private School
417- 869-8077
2155 W. Chesterfield Blvd. • Springfield
thesummitprep.org
info@thesummitprep.org
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+
In business for 13 years
At The Summit Prep, their highly-motivated faculty research best practices to create challenging and differentiated curriculum to educate the whole child. The school values parent involvement, small class sizes, progressive education principles, and a student centered learning approach.

University Child Care Center
Childcare and Preschool
417-866-0980
500 South Ave. • Springfield
universitychilcarecenter.org
director@universitychildcarecenter.org
Social media: Facebook
In business for 43 years
University Child Care Center is a non-profit, licensed and accredited preschool. UCCC has been helping children spread their wings for more than 40 years.

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