Welcome to Tyke Town St. Peters, part of the Kids & Company Family. We offer full and part time programs for children ranging from six weeks through to school age. Our center has 6 classrooms that can accommodate nearly 100 children. We cater to infant, toddler, and preschool ages and also offer a Kindergarten Prepatory program. We are located in a free-standing, newly-renovated building in the heart of our family-friendly neighborhood, with a monitored entryway with biometric access for the security of our families, students and staff. Our center boasts an exceptional outdoor play space – complete with separate play-structures for different ages as well as a bonus gross-motor space. We have accessible on-site parking, making for an easy pick-up and drop-off.
For those in the elementary school program, please know that our location has a dedicated school-bus service for half-day students that travel out of our center.
We serve our children breakfast, lunch and snacks each day, all prepared in our on-site kitchens.
Our unique curriculum and emergent approach to learning and discovery, puts children at the centre of everything we do. The learning opportunities presented to them are a direct result of their individual interests and skills. Our children are immersed in experiences that enhance language, literacy, a sense of music and rhythm, and socialization so that they may develop independence, confidence and a positive sense of self and the world around them.
Hello! I’m Leigha DeBell, the Center Director of Tyke Town St. Peters. I received my degree in Early Childhood from OTC in Springfield, MO. I have been working in the child care field for over 26 years. Children deserve the best we have to offer. Pouring your heart and passion in to children is always rewarding. When you foster healthy and loving relationships with children, you are always rewarded. It is my daily desire/goal to make a difference in the lives of young children, and leave a lasting mark in their life, just as they do mine. Kids & Company has been a pure blessing. I had interviewed with a couple centers, and felt led to jump on the train with KidCo, as their philosophy and leadership were right in line with what I wanted and needed. I have felt very supported, heard, and welcomed by corporate, coworkers, parents, and the children. I am extremely satisfied with my decision to join the KidCo family! Tyke Town St Peters is an amazing facility. The staff takes it one notch higher than most. They are committed to the education and love these children deserve, and make each day as special as the one before. We have a heavy focus on family, and have been doing monthly family nights since September, 2022. These have been well attended, and have taken this facility to new heights. We also have a “support education at home” program we are working on with the families. We provide information for the families to do extended learning, based on what the children are doing every day at school. We strive to make this center the very best it can be, snuggled in to the woods and the community around us.
Kids & Company’s Infant program welcomes newborns up to roughly 18 months. Infants learn about the world around them through their senses, so exploration is critical to their development. Nurturing educators support the children while they take in their surroundings, encouraging them to experience everything the classroom offers; be it creative art, exploring with blocks, listening to songs or engaging in story-time. Our infant program encourages children to follow their own established routines, while becoming comfortable and secure in a new group setting.
Kids & Company’s Toddler program is for children between the ages of roughly 18 months and 2.5 years. Toddlers are mobile and eager to explore their environment. As they strive for independence, our educators use an Emergent curriculum approach to learning that supports each child’s individuality. Some of the most important learning outcomes of our toddler program are language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the development of fine and gross motor skills.
Kids & Company’s Preschool program is designed for children between the ages of roughly 2.5 - 5 years. Our educators interact, observe and interpret the interests of our children to encourage discoveries. Our Preschool program provides a foundation for developing greater independence and problem-solving skills; the program integrates new concepts into our children’s world view, promotes sharing and mutual respect, and prepares them for Kindergarten.
Kids & Company’s School Age program accepts children from 5 - 12 years old (Grade 1 - 6) and is available at select locations. Programs include Before and After School Care, School Break Programming, and Summer Camp. Classroom space exists for smaller groups to gather, and activities are designed to meet the needs of varying developmental levels, touching on arts, science, math, drama, imaginative play, and physical fitness. Educators are also available to provide academic support for children that wish to do their homework during After School Care.