About our School

Clayton Early Childhood Center is an award winning school that offers top-notch care and education for children ages six weeks to five years in an intimate schoolhouse setting. CECC's flexible, full-day programs (7:30 am to 6:00 pm) help meet the needs of working parents without additional before or after school care, and a summer curriculum creates a seamless, year-round experience.

CECC began as a partnership between parents and teachers who imagined a school that would provide loving, creative, and thoughtful education to children from their very first weeks of life.

CECC’s exceptional teachers are committed to providing engaging, challenging, and developmentally appropriate lessons and play that address the needs and interests of each child, demonstrate the value of community, and foster an eagerness to learn.

On this site, you'll find information about our school's philosophy and program offerings, and about our tuition rates and application process.

You will also learn some of what makes CECC unique among early education programs in the St. Louis central corridor - though we very much encourage you to visit the school and see for yourself.

Families with a child enrolled at CECC should use the "Parents & Faculty" tab to access recent communications, forms, and policy information.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about our school.