Early Childhood


Thanks for your interest in enrolling your child at Lemay Child & Family Center. We appreciate the trust that parents place in us and strive to provide your child and your family with the best possible early education experience.

We encourage you to visit the Center to meet our staff and see the classrooms. Contact Tina Cheek at 314-544-3338 to set up an appointment. You can also fill out the interest form below to request to be contacted via email or phone call.

If you decide to enroll, a $25 non-refundable registration fee ($35 if you are enrolling more than one child) will hold your spot, or reserve the next available space. If you would like to apply for a scholarship to potentially reduce the cost of tuition, we will give you a scholarship application along with your parent handbook and other information about the Center.

Enrollment Information Request

Please enter your information below, and we will contact you regarding your interest in enrollment at Lemay Child and Family Center.

Please enter your information below, and we will contact you regarding your interest in enrollment at Lemay Child and Family Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are open year-round from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed on major holidays and for one staff development day each year.

Weekly fees are due every Monday. Late payments will be charged $1 per day.

We only release children to individuals listed on your child’s enrollment forms. Parents are strongly encouraged to have back-up plans in case you cannot get to the Center by 6 p.m. We require written authorization from parents to add an individual to the pick-up list.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we ask parents to park in marked spaces in the parking lots, not in the driveway by the front entrance.

We follow licensing and accreditation standards for teacher:child ratios. We provide ratios of at least 1:4 for infants and toddlers, 1:8 for two-year-olds, 1:9 for young preschool; 1:10 for preschool; and 1:16 for school-age; however, we strive to provide higher levels of staffing

We give medication three times per day. Parents must sign an authorization form and provide the medication. Over-the-counter medications require a doctor’s note, including dosage and the name of the medication. Prescription medications require the original container, and must be prescribed for the child.

We follow State of Missouri regulations for licensed childcare providers, to help prevent the spread of illness in the Center. The most common reasons children are sent home include two or more incidents of diarrhea in one day; a fever of 99° or higher; a rash of unknown origin; and vomiting two or more times in one day. If we call you, your child must be picked up within one hour, and may not return until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. If your child is sick at home, please call to let us know.

The Center provides a scholarship program to help reduce the cost of child care. At the time of enrollment, we will ask for information to determine eligibility for scholarships. At least once per year we will ask for updated information to determine continued scholarship eligibility.

Outside time is a regular part of the daily schedule. In fact, state guidelines require at least an hour of outside time daily, with exceptions for extreme weather or documented medical reasons.

We follow State of Missouri licensing and Missouri accreditation standards for naptime. Infants will nap according to an individual schedule, but as children get older, they transition into one afternoon nap. Those who do not nap have quiet time – usually lasting from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m

As a licensed, non-profit early childhood center, we are subject to the requirements of our contracts with government agencies and funding sources. Providing complete information helps us remain in compliance with our contracts and ensures the safety and well-being of your child.