The Early Learning Academy will open in January 2023.
We are renovating the former Continuing Education Building at the main entrance of MAC's Park Hills campus, located at Flat River Road at US Highway 67.
The building sits between Serenity HospiceCare and Missouri Highway Patrol.
We will serve children ages 2-5 years.
Children must be 2 by January 1, 2023 and should be potty-trained.
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
With extended care until 6:00 PM*
*Additional fee of $25/week for extended care.
$150.00 per week
(Pickup child by 6 pm)
Additional $25.00 per week
A limited number of childcare subsidies will be accepted.
We will only offer full-time enrollment
Teachers must have a minimum of a two-year degree with an emphasis on early childhood education or child development. The teacher must be certified in Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold. All employees must pass a background check.
The child/teacher ratio will be 15:2, with one lead teacher and one assistant teacher per class.
Meals and snacks are included in the tuition price.
The academy will be a part of the Child and Adult Food Program. We will provide organic meals/snacks based on the MyPlate and guidelines that are set forth by the CACFP.
Diet and allergy accommodations will be respected and meals will be served with family-style dining. Family-style dining in early childhood programs is when children and teachers sit together at a table for a meal or snack. It helps children make healthy food choices by seeing positive attitudes from teachers and peers.
We will work with First Steps, Parents as Teachers, EMAA Head Start, and local ECSE to help transition, offer services, or evaluate children that may qualify for services.
The safety of our children is a top priority. We have multiple safety measures in place to ensure a secure facility including family key card access plus restricted entry to a staffed reception area.
All adults who enter the facility will be required to provide an ID and those entering classrooms for special events during business hours must pass a background check.