Our Staff

Adventure Learning Center (ALC) is a premier, NECPA-accredited West County child care center in beautiful Ballwin, Missouri. Our community is one you don’t find everyday. From our co-directors and teachers to the parents who rely on us, we feel like one big extended family.

Our Staff Members are Nurturing and Dedicated to ALC’s Mission

Our staff members all have extensive child-care experience and nurturing personalities, and they’ve made a long-term commitment to ALC.They build lasting relationships with students and parents alike. Here, turnover is low and dedication is high. All of our teachers are invested in preparing young children for school. So, while we have fun, there’s also learning in everything we do.

We have strict requirements for our center staff:

  • Lead preschool teachers are degreed and experienced in a child-related field.
  • Teachers continue their education in the field with mandatory training hours.
  • Teachers are trained in CPR and are experienced in First Aid.
  • We only hire nurturing and friendly teachers.
  • We run annual police and reference checks.
  • We provide a safe and positive work environment.
  • Teachers receive an annual physical, TB tests, and Hepatitis A vaccinations.

Meet Our Co-Directors

Cathy

Cathy is a Co-Director at Adventure Learning Center, Ltd. and has held that position for nearly 4 years. With a degree in Early Childhood Development, Cathy has spent over 15 years as a  director in the early childhood field. She is committed to providing an engaging, caring community for our children. “My 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.” Cathy is married with two children and in her free time loves to cook, travel, snow ski and spend time with friends and family.

Sara

Sara is a Co-Director at Adventure Learning Center, Ltd. Before she accepted this position, she spent several years teaching pre-K here at ALC and working as an Assistant Director. Sara has a bachelor’s in English from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. In total, Sara has over 15 years of experience working with children. Sara spends her free time taking care of her two children, one of whom is an ALC graduate! They love exploring all of the family activities around St. Louis and also enjoy weekends at Lake of the Ozarks and vacationing in South Carolina.

A Message from Cathy and Sara

As Co-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 each other and develop strong relationships.

The majority of staff have been with ALC for more than five years, and we conduct ongoing staff training to keep out teachers on top of the early childhood education field. We think 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! Please feel free to drop by our West County child care facility at any time. By working together, we can provide the best environment possible for your child.

Sincerely,

Directors Sara and Cathy