Our Child Care Philosophy

At ALC in Ballwin, Our Values Inform Everything We Do

children playing in the playground at ALC Daycare

At Adventure Learning Center, Ltd., we know that each child is special, with different strengths and talents that make him or her uniquely lovable. We want to be more than just another daycare in Ballwin, which is why we devote so much to creating lifelong learners. We nurture the children in our care, encouraging them to learn and have fun as they explore and grow. From infant to pre-teen, each child becomes a part of our extended family.

  • We believe in safety. 

Children thrive when they feel safe and nurtured. That’s why we provide an environment that is secure. All of our teachers and staff are carefully screened, and there are stringent systems in place to protect each and every child we care for.

  • We believe in school preparedness.

Every child at Adventure Learning Center, Ltd. has the freedom to develop at his or her own pace. We respect individual differences, and we believe that our students can begin where they are and make tremendous gains throughout the year. We also believe that children learn best through active participation with their environment. We provide materials and activities that promote growth in each child’s cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and social development. Take a look at our curriculum and be sure to contact one of our experienced teachers if you have further questions.

  • We believe in fairness and compassion.

We believe in developing a child’s mind and a child’s positive self image. With an attitude of fairness and compassion, we help children socialize with their peers, set appropriate boundaries, and practice respectful behavior. We believe that, in modeling love and respect, we teach children to treat others with love and respect.

  • We believe in celebrating differences.

We’re proud of our diverse St. Louis community and we respect differences in our students’ racial or ethnic heritage. In our activities and events, we celebrate the differences that make each of us special.

  • We believe in play. 

Without play, our children could not explore, experiment, laugh, or grow. At Adventure Learning Center Ltd., we integrate play with learning, so that every activity is meaningful and mixed with a little fun.

  • We believe in communication. 

At Adventure Learning Center, Ltd., we know that parents are the most important adults in a child’s life. We believe in not only communicating openly with parents, but in forming a partnership, so that we’re all stakeholders in your child’s development. We make every effort to support individual parenting styles and choices.

Many of our parents think of our child daycare in Ballwin as more than just a part of the West County community. We are an extended part of their family. Would you like to join us?

If you would like more information about the values we strive to live every day, contact one of our caring and experienced staff members. After all, this is the children’s Adventure Learning Center. We’ll be happy to share our vision with you.