Welcome to Ries Ballwin KinderCare! We are proud to be one of the Nationally Accredited KinderCare Learning Centers in Missouri, as all of the KinderCare Centers in Missouri are 100\% Accredited. We are conveniently located at the corner of Big Bend and Ries Rd in west St. Louis County. We are fortunate to be in the heart of the Ballwin community, surrounded by several parks and elementary schools. Because of our fun activities that promote family involvement and community service, as well as our high-quality care and education, our families take great pride in being a part of the KinderCare family. Each teacher at KinderCare is passionate about providing the highest quality early childhood education programs and curriculum. Our teachers are committed to creating a love of learning that will last a lifetime and each child is provided with an individualized learning plan to prepare your child for success in school and beyond. We even have the 2014 Educator of the Year award-winner, Ms. Lori R., teaching at our center. We believe in developing the whole child, so we provide a balanced approach to learning in a fun and engaging environment--your child will develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We pride ourselves on leading the way in early childhood education, we are very proud to be the first in the industry to implement the Common Core Standards initiative. Finding the right place and the right people for your child’s education and care is a big decision, we welcome you to come in and experience a clean, safe, fun, and structured atmosphere. Please contact us to schedule your visit; we look forward to meeting your family and introducing you to ours.
Teachers & Staff
Every one of our teachers goes through the same rigorous hiring process to ensure their dedication, passion, and ability to meet the needs of your child. We take pride in having the best teachers in the field of early childhood education. Every year we set aside time to further develop our professional skills through staff development days and training. Together we are committed to providing the highest quality care and education in each of our classrooms.
Health & Safety
We pride ourselves on providing our children and families with a clean, healthy, and safe environment to learn and grow in. Before you even step foot in our building, you will notice some of our safety features, like fenced playgrounds and a secured keypad entry system in our lobby. Walking into our building, you will continue to see our safety features, including a cleaning and sanitation process in each of our classrooms and throughout our building. Providing a safe environment starts with our youngest, tiniest friends: our Infant Teachers practice safe bottle procedures and are trained in safe sleep. It continues all the way through our School Age Classroom, where we practice vehicle safety in our buses and parking lots. We all take pride in participating in monthly fire drills, emergency weather drills, and lock-down procedure drills. You can have peace of mind knowing every smiling teacher who greets you is First Aid and CPR certified. Our Health and Safety Coordinator would love to talk to you in more detail about the daily tasks she completes to ensure the health and safety of every child in our care.
has NAEYC accreditation.
National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC established a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. The NAEYC Accreditation Criteria address all aspects of an early childhood program, including interactions among teachers and children, curriculum, interactions among teachers and families, administration, staff qualifications and professional development, staffing patterns, physical environment, health and safety, nutrition and food service, and program evaluation.