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Our Early Childhood Education Center will be opening in Lebanon, MO this August and we will be accepting students 6 weeks - 6 years.

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Early Childhood Education Center

Preschool & Daycare

Our center is focused on the education, social and physical development of children between the ages of 6 weeks – 6 years old. Our goal is to prepare your child for kindergarten and a successful future!

Mission Statement

Serving children and families by providing access to education, healthcare and community resources.

Fill out the consent form below to ensure your child can access these services.

Class Name: KB’s Babies
  • Daily consistent love and care in addition to age appropriate developmental support

  • Parent-teacher written plan to best meet the needs of your little one

  • Formula, diapers and wipes offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and snack

  • Breastfeeding/breast milk options available

Class Name: Pumpkin Sprouts
  • Daily preschool lesson plans with a focus on kindergarten readiness, speech development and social skills with implementation of traditional curriculum
  • Potty Training Boot Camp
  • Developmental evaluations and referrals
  • Social emotional support through play and intentional lessons
  • Enrichment program including art, music, outdoor education and library
  • Breakfast, lunch, rest time and snack
  • Monthly themes with parent resources including calendar and newsletter
  • Events and classroom parties
Class Name: Apple Blossoms
  • Daily preschool lesson plans with a focus on kindergarten readiness, speech development and social skills with implementation of traditional curriculum
  • Developmental evaluations and referrals
  • Social emotional support through play and intentional lessons
  • Enrichment program including art, music, outdoor education and library
  • Monthly themes with parent resources including calendar and newsletter
  • Events and classroom parties
Class Name: The Acorn Patch
  • Daily preschool lesson plans with a focus on kindergarten readiness, early reading skills, speech development and social skills
  • Developmental evaluations and referrals
  • Social emotional support through play and intentional lessons
  • Enrichment program including art, music, outdoor education and library
  • Monthly themes with parent resources including calendar and newsletter
  • Events and classroom parties
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Health Assessments

Jordan Valley Family Development & Early Childhood Education Center includes comprehensive health care for your child(ren), including medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services.

In addition to childcare and healthcare, we will also complete a development assessment for your child(ren), upon enrollment and prior to moving up to the next classroom.

As a part of the Jordan Valley Family Development & Early Childhood Education Center, your family will receive a needs assessment. This assessment will allow us to identify the areas of needs for your family. Once identifies our trained Community Health Workers will help to make these connections including any medical or dental appointments.

Fill out the consent form below to ensure your child can access these services.

Meet the Director

Melissa Schmidt has served families and children in the Lebanon community for 30 years. Working in non for profit development, early childhood education, parent education, preschool teacher/director, and school administration. Through her variety of positions, Melissa has always enjoyed serving others.

In her spare time, she enjoys her family and volunteering for a variety of community organizations including National Alliance of Mental Illness, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and L-Life Food Bank. Melissa and her husband Aaron, have two children and enjoy serving at their local church in the area of kids ministries and community outreach.