• Children need places to take their minds for walks every day.

  • The love of learning blossoms best when the seed is planted early.

  • Disability detected early means more ability later.

  • Brains need exercise. Just like bodies.

  • Catching an infectious smile is good for you.

  • Melting pots cook up amazing communities.

  • Families go through tough times. But they keep going.

  • Self-esteem is the currency of a brighter future.

  • Every child deserves to enjoy childhood. No exceptions.

  • Educating our children today strengthens our community tomorrow.

Guided by these 10 TRUTHS, SouthSide Early Childhood Center delivers exceptional early education and nurturing childcare that inspires and prepares children for success.

Thank you for a wonderful Gala!

On behalf of the entire SouthSide community, thank you to our awardees, sponsors, attendees, volunteers, Board members, staff and donors for a fantastic 2014 Gala evening! We are Opening Doors to hope and opportunity every day at SouthSide, and we…

“Play is a child’s work.”

A recent TEDx talk… really captures the wonderful importance and impact of the type of early childhood program we believe in and practice at SouthSide, with emphasis on respecting and cultivating children’s endless natural curiosity – through play. Take some

Trivia Night Raises Record Funds for SouthSide

Thanks to SouthSide’s talented and hard-working Young Professionals Board, 2013′s Trivia Night raised a record sum to support SouthSide children and families – more than $8,000! Thank you everyone who came out for a great deal of fun and camaraderie,

A Look Back in Time, A View to the Future

Recently I had a wonderful visit with Judith Bozikis, who has a unique link to SouthSide that stretches across four generations of  her family. Listening to her memories and stories left me in awe of our history, and of the…

STEM Learning in Action

Much has been written about the importance of STEM education  (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the United States. Here are our four and five year olds engaged in STEM learning at the Saint Louis Zoo…, extending their classroom

A Special Thank You to Two Amazing Board Members!

This month, SouthSide Early Childhood Center held its 127th annual meeting! It’s a wonderful tradition, one that serves a governance and social function. As we have for many years, SouthSide’s donors, volunteers, friends, Board and staff celebrated the successes of…