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Education Resources to Help Your Child Succeed
Besides pumpkin spice-flavored everything, October brings the end of the first quarter of the academic year, report cards, and, often, parent-teacher conferences. If your child needs an academic boost or enrichment, there are many opportunities in the greater-Springfield area.

Code Ninjas
Education Enrichment
3202 W. Republic Rd., Suite 100 • Springfield
417-319-7996 • codeninjas.com
Springfield center enrolling now! Kids ages 7-14 learn computer programming coding through an engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving. Code Ninjas provides children with a safe, encouraging environment to gain problem-solving skills.

Developmental Center of the Ozarks
Childcare, Preschool, Kindergarten Readiness
1545 E. Pythian St. • Springfield
417-829-0800 • DCOonline.com
DCO offers childcare and Pre-K for ages 6 weeks to 6 years for children with and without special needs, focused on kindergarten readiness. Classroom instruction is based on a developmental model and offers language stimulation, motor development, learning centers, and play activities. Developmental screenings and updates provided. Electronic door with authorized entry. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks provided daily. Full-time nurse on campus. Individual therapy as needed.

Dynamic Strides Therapy
Therapeutic Services
2673 E. Sawyer Rd. • Republic
417-324-7646 • dstherapy.org
Dynamic Strides Therapy helps children with special needs experience the therapeutic benefits of equine movement and the compassionate support of skilled, certified therapists who bring together occupational, physical, and speech-language therapies. Dynamic Strides Therapy includes an indoor arena, a therapy clinic with private treatment rooms, a viewing room for parents, and a sensory gym.

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Springfield
Tutoring, Education Enrichment
4127 S. Kansas Expwy. • Springfield
417-881-3800 • kumon.com/springfield-south-mo
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.

Mathnasium: The Math Learning Center
Tutoring, Education Enrichment
1839 E. Independence St. • Springfield
417-633-7227 • mathnasium.com/springfield
Mathnasium Learning Center goes beyond traditional math tutoring to help students develop a love and understanding of math. Experienced math tutors use The Mathnasium MethodTM proprietary teaching materials and techniques for students who have fallen behind and for those who excel. Your student receives a customized learning plan designed to address specific needs. Mathnasium helps with homework and communicates with teachers to ensure your child is as successful as possible. .

Parents’ Cooperative Preschool at Itty Bitty City
3640 S. Campbell Ave, • Springfield
417-883-7320 • parentscoopspringfield.com
Parents’ Cooperative Preschool believes children, parents, and teachers grow and learn together. The preschool was founded in 1978 and is excited about continuing their play-based curriculum program at Itty Bitty City. Dedicated teachers and parent helpers guide students ages 2.5-5 through a learning environment that helps the children grow emotionally, intellectually, socially, and physically at a rate that is most comfortable to them.

SPARC (School-Parks Are Reaching our Community)
Before/After-school Activity
Office: 300 E. Harrison • Springfield
417-837-5737 • ParkBoard.org/SPARC
SPARC (School-Parks Are Reaching Our Community) is a partnership between Springfield Public Schools and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. SPARC offers licensed before- and after-school childcare programs at six school sites, providing active recreational games, engaging enrichment activities, homework assistance, and specialty clubs.

TheraCare Outpatient Services
Therapeutic Services
3023 S. Fort Ave., Suite B • Springfield
417-890-4656 • theracareozarks.com
TheraCare provides speech, occupational, and music therapy services to children of all ages in a safe, caring environment with individual and group therapy sessions. Intensive therapy options are also available.

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