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Welcome to Taylor Early Childhood Center

Dear Families,

I want to officially welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year.  My staff and I are excited for the chance to work with our littlest Blackcats, and we look forward to being part of their first school experiences. Our goal at Taylor is to create a warm environment that sets a firm foundation for lifelong learning and discovery. Here, they will gain independence and confidence while learning school routines.  They will learn appropriate social skills and will be given lots of guidance as they learn to self-regulate their emotions and interact with peers. 

We cannot do any of this without YOU! At the Taylor Early Childhood Center, we love when families participate in their child’s education, and we will have several opportunities for you to join us. First is our open house, by appointment, is on August 22nd from 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  We encourage you to come with your child to meet their teacher and our staff.  We will have more opportunities that will come up throughout the year, and you are encouraged to attend.  Research on school clearly demonstrates that parents participating in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success in the classroom. Because of this, we want to encourage you to become an active participant at the Taylor Early Childhood Center. Building strong relationships between home and school is a key factor in helping each of our students achieve.

Our school was named the Early Childhood Program of the Year in 2019 and 2021. This award, by the Missouri School Board Association, is a reflection of our staff and the dedication they have to each student. 

I am thrilled at the opportunity to get to know each and every student and family this year and will  guide you as you begin your child’s educational process. As the Director, my door is always open, and I welcome your input, concerns, and ideas.  Together, we will help our students reach their fullest potential. I am looking forward to a fun-filled year full of learning!!!


Charissa Kappler
Director of Early Learning
636-479-5200 x 5001