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. Cindy – Center Director

Ms. Cindy is the Center Director at Adventure Learning Center, ltd.  She started child care back in 1999 and originally started ALC in 2001.  Many of her years working in child care were right here at ALC.  She became a director in 2007 and since then has been working in child care management.  Ms. Cindy has her Associate’s of Arts in Teaching degree with an emphasis on Child and Family Development.  She firmly believes that children succeed when educators have a partnership with their families.  She helps create that partnership with respect and open communication with families and teachers.  Ms. Cindy grew up right here in Ballwin.  She attended Holy Infant School and graduated from Marquette High School.  She continues to live here in Ballwin with her fiancé and three children. Ms. Cindy recognizes each child as an individual and her goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment here at Adventure Learning Center, ltd.  She looks forward to welcoming your family and wants to give your child the best early start to their education.        

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 Preschool teacher and a Lead Pre-kindergarten teacher. She became assistant director in early 2020. She has a passion for working with families and helping children excel academically.  Ms. 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. Ms. Nikki is married and has two teenagers and a huge St. Louis Blues fan. Among her favorite time she is attending her son’s hockey games and her daughter’s volleyball games.


A Message from Ms. Cindy 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! We like to schedule tours between 10am and 12pm so that you can see first hand what we do.  Feel free to contact us today to schedule a tour of the facility.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Directors Ms. Cindy and Ms. Nikki