Our Staff

Adventure Learning Center (ALC) is a premier, NECPA-accredited West County child care center in Ballwin Missouri. 

Our Educators are committed to ALC’s Mission

At ALC our team members want your child to feel nurtured while providing a strong, well-balanced education within a nurturing community.  One of the best ways to do this is to ensure our educators have the same goals.  We provide ample opportunity for skill development and career guidance. By reaching their fullest potential, our team of educators are able to provide a high-quality early education program for each child in our care.


  • Lead preschool teachers are degreed and experienced in an Early Childhood related field.
  • Educators continue their education while receiving regular online training to stay current on child development best practices.
  • All Educators are certified in CPR and First Aid training.
  • Background checks are done through the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) along with the Family Care and Safety Registry.
  • ALC provides a scholarship program for staff for further advancement of Early Childhood education.
  • Teachers receive a physical, TB test and Hepatitis A vaccination

Meet Our Directors

Ms. Cathy – Center Director

Ms. Cathy is the Center Director at Adventure Learning Center and has held that position for over four years. With her degree in Early Childhood Development, Cathy has spent over 20 years as a  director in the early childhood field.  She is committed to providing an engaging, caring community for the children.  Cathy is married with two children and in her free time loves to stay active, cook, travel, snow ski and spend time with friends and family.

Ms. Nikki – Assistant Director

Ms. Nikki is the Assistant Director at Adventure Learning Center and has been with the center since March of 2014.  Throughout her employment with ALC, Ms. Nikki has been working toward attaining her degree in Early Childhood Development. Ms. Nikki has an extensive background in Special Education and has been a huge asset to our team of educators.  Over the years, Ms. Nikki has been an assistant teacher, Lead Pre-kindergarten teacher and she has recently been promoted to a member of the management team. She has a passion for working with families and helping children excel academically.  Nikki is very involved with ALC’s team of educators and is often found mentoring new staff members to guide them to reach their fullest potential.  Nikki is married and has two teenagers. She is very involved in her children’s sports activities. Among her favorite time is attending her son’s hockey games and her daughter’s volleyball games.

A Message from Ms. Cathy and Ms. Nikki

As directors of ALC, we are committed to providing an engaging, caring community for our children. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming environment for our families. ALC maintains an open-door policy, and we invite parents and guardians to visit the center and keep up with their children’s learning experience. Furthermore, we hold various events monthly to allow families to meet and develop strong relationships with other families!

The majority of staff have been with ALC for more than five years, and we conduct ongoing staff training to keep our teachers on top of the early childhood education field. We think that you’ll agree that our teachers are top-notch.

We invite you to learn more about Adventure Learning Center, Ltd. by scheduling a tour today!  Due to the current COVID-19 safety measures in place, we are conducting tours after business hours at 6:00 PM.  Feel free to contact us today to schedule a tour of the facility.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Directors Ms. Cathy and Ms. Nikki