EarlystART believes in putting our minds, hearts, and souls into everything we do. That’s why since 1967 we’ve passionately pursued pathways that lead students and families to quality early learning and a lifetime of opportunities.
Because a child’s early years are the foundation for cognitive and social development, EarlystART programs are evidence-based and encourage students to explore new interests and embrace the unknown, preparing them for kindergarten and becoming lifelong learners.
Each EarlystART campus is home to nurturing, stimulating, and educational spaces where students develop positive behaviors, a healthy sense of self, and a connectedness to caring people who support and encourage them.
EarlystART centers are open on a year-round schedule.
St. Mark Center
2008 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127
Hours: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The flagship center along Kansas City’s 12th Street Corridor has long been an anchor of hope and opportunity for children and families living in the historic Northeast neighborhoods or who work in the nearby downtown business district.
St. Mark Center
827 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64109
Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Opening in 2019, Metro Center sits at one of the busiest public transit stations at 39th Street and Troost Ave. It serves families who live and work around this convenient heart-of-the-city location.
6600 A Royal St,
Pleasant Valley, MO 64068
Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Located in Pleasant Valley, MO between Interstates 35 and 435, this newest accredited early education center is our first in Kansas City’s Northland. In addition to the distinctive EarlystART curriculum, North Center also offers specialized support to developmentally challenged students and their families.
Early Start North
Infants and Toddlers (ages 6 weeks to 3 years)
Our infant and toddler classrooms focus on sensory experiment and development. This is the first step in helping infants grow into curious children. Social and emotional development and individualized interactions with these students readies them for future exploration and learning.
Pre-School Students (ages 3 to 5 years)
The EarlystART Pre-School years are a time for children to grow in empathy and understanding as they learn to socialize with others, solve problems, and develop self-confidence. Students achieve positive and large gains in vocabulary knowledge, listening, and receptive language skills while bolstering their social and emotional development.