• 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.

A new chapter begins…

This week we pack up and move from SouthSide’s home for the last 60 years to our new early childhood center at the intersection of Jefferson and Russell, less than a mile away, and get ready to open our doors on … Learn More >

Now enrolling for 2014-2015!

Looking for a great early childhood education program? SouthSide is enrolling all ages, from infants through preschool, for 2014-15. Click here for more info! Are you a community resident, work nearby, or do you qualify for Head Start or Early Head Start? … Learn More >

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 to this … Learn More >