Early Childhood Center

We strive to provide a warm, nurturing atmosphere that promotes growth and development of the total child. The center staff constantly work to ensure the health and well-being of the children who attend our center.

Childhood Center Staff

Believing that all children have worth and importance, the center staff constantly work to provide experiences that will help each child meet with success, and develop a positive self-concept through learning to express feelings, control actions, and develop a balance between independent and dependent behavior.

JESSICA MILWARD

314-989-7568

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KATIE ROBERTS

314-989-7423

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MARY SCHMITZ

314-989-7511

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LISA THOMPSON

314-989-7423

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LOIS TISDALE

314-989-7511

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MIMI WREN

314-989-7423

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Weekly Enrollment Options

South Technical High School ECC centers operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following the high school calendars. Transportation to and from the center is the sole responsibility of the parents.

Tuition payments are due on Monday by the close of the center. If your child is not scheduled to attend on Monday, tuition payments should be made in advance, by the end of the previous week. Any payment that is not received by Monday of the week of service will be charged a Late Fee of $10. Five late payments will result in dismissal from the program.

  • 2 Days
    $40.00
  • 3 Days
    $60.00
  • 4 Days
    $80.00
  • 5 Days
    $100.00

Fee Policies

  • Registration Fee:
    $20.00 per child, yearly, non-refundable.
  • Checks & Money Orders:
    Make out to Special School District. Checks can be placed in the black box just inside and to the left of the Sunshine Room door on the wall.
  • Cash Payments:
    Can be made at the school’s main office between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM
  • Tuition is Due in Advance:
    Tuition is due in advance of care provided. Payments are considered late as of 10:00 a.m. Wednesday each week. If you have forgotten to make a payment, you will receive a written reminder. Please pay the balance immediately. If the tuition is not paid by Friday, you must pay your balance in full in the main office, and bring the receipt to the center director before your child is allowed to attend.
  • Late Fees:
    $10.00 will be assessed for each late payment including and after the fourth late payment. In the event that more than one check is returned for insufficient funds, cash or money order payments will be required for the remainder of the year. Frequent late payments or NSF checks will be reason for termination of services.
  • Absences:
    There will be no credit or rescheduling for days of absence. In case of serious illness or vacation, where the child misses a full week, a 50% credit will be given. Advance notice is required for a one-time vacation reduction. Please indicate your intent to use this credit by placing a note in the tuition box. A doctor’s verification is needed for credit due to illness. No tuition will be charged for days the center is closed.
  • Extra Days:
    Children may attend on extra days on a space-available basis with the prior permission of an instructor. Arrangements must be made in advance so that we can order an extra lunch. It assists us in our bookkeeping if the extra tuition is paid through a separate check on the extra day of attendance.
  • Late Pick-Up:
    A fee of $5.00 per 15 minutes will be charged to the account of a parent who arrives after 4:40 PM (up to 15 minutes late, $5.00 fee; up to 30 minutes late, $10.00). The first incidence of late pick-up will result in a reminder. More than five late pick-up incidents during the school year will constitute grounds for termination of enrollment.

Our Mission

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Centers (ECC) at South Technical High School are operated by the College and Career Readiness Department of Special School District of St. Louis County. The purpose of the ECC Center is to provide a high quality child care setting as a demonstration laboratory for students enrolled in the ECC program. The center is a place for young children to play and learn. We believe it is the responsibility of the school administration, the ECC staff, the students, and the parents, working together, to ensure the health and well-being of the children who attend our centers.

Our Philosophy

We strive to provide a warm, nurturing atmosphere that promotes growth and development of the total child. Believing that all children have worth and importance, the center staff constantly work to provide experiences that will help each child meet with success, and develop a positive self-concept through learning to express feelings, control actions, and develop a balance between independent and dependent behavior.
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Special School District Notice of Non-Discrimination and Accommodation

Special School District does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation against an individual based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, veteran status, age, or activity protected by federal or state law in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Direct inquiries and complaints under this policy to Special School District’s Director – Compliance Liaison, 12110 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63131, telephone (314) 989-8100 or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, telephone (816) 268-0550, fax (816) 268-0599, TDD (800) 877-8339, email OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov Information about the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities accessible to impaired persons can be obtained from the Special School District’s Director – Compliance Liaison at the phone number and address listed above.
314.989.7400 • 12721 West Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63127