Child Care Programs

  • Childgarden Child Development Center 314-531-8148

    Childgarden Child Development Center 314-531-8148
    4150 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO  63108

    Open M-F from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    Comprehensive, accredited early care and education program serving children 6 weeks—5 years, including children with special needs.

    Teachers are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum in an inclusive setting that values diversity and allows all children to learn and succeed.

    Early Intervention Services in family’s home, the community or at the Center for children from 6 weeks to 6 years. 

  • Good Shepherd School for Children 314-469-0606

    Good Shepherd School for Children 314-469-0606
    1170 Timber Run Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

    Call for information.

    Behavior Intervention & Therapy
    Licensed Play Therapist on staff. Outpatient services to children and their families when behavior becomes a problem. Fees depend on type of therapy performed and the session length.

    Child Care Programs
    Fully-integrated, quality childcare to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years (pre-kindergarten), regardless of abilities. Outpatients can be older. Childcare costs depend upon the age of the child.

    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech
    Speech/language, play, occupational, and physical therapies to children enrolled in Good Shepherd as well as outpatients. Services also performed in client’s home.

  • Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis 314-726-6044

    Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis
    Administrative Office / St. Louis County 314-726-6044
    St. Louis City 314-772-2299
    St. Charles County 636-477-7704
    200 S. Hanley, Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO  63105

    Visit the Recreation Council’s website for information about other leisure and recreation agencies that provide services to individuals with disabilities.

    Also you may download the Council’s quarterly newsletters, Guide to Leisure Services, and its annual Summer Opportunities Guide, as well as vouchers and information on the Council’s various voucher programs.

    NOTE: Many agencies provide a recreation component. The Recreation Council can direct you to appropriate services.

    The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis offers an after school/extended day voucher program for residents living in St. Louis County. This voucher program enables working families to obtain for their son or daughter, ages 13-21, after school services which will meet their unique family after school care needs. Families can choose between, or a combination of, in-home, out-of-home, and/or an organized after school-program services. The funding assists the family to address a portion of the costs of their after-school services.

  • St. Mary’s Preschool 314-631-8231

    St. Mary’s Preschool 314-631-8231
    North Location: 1724 Redman Rd., St. Louis, MO  63138
    South Location: 1045 Union Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123

    Child Care
    Child care program for children with special needs together with typical children. Competitively priced with very high staff to child ratio. Open 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open to children up to 6 years old.  

    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech
    Occupational, physical, developmental, and speech therapies available on-site and in-home.


  • UCP Heartland 636-227-6030 or 314-962-0015

    UCP Heartland 636-227-6030
    13975 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63011

    Marlborough Hall 314-962-0015

    After Care Program
    After school care and support for students with developmental disabilities, ages 10-21 at the Manchester location. Monday thru Friday from 2-6 pm

    Summer Day Camp in St. Louis County
    Summer care for teens and pre-teens (ages 10 to 20) with developmental disabilities. Camp is offered weekdays June through early August.

    Independent Supported Living 314-994-1600
    8645 Old Bonhomme Rd. St. Louis, MO 63132
    Independent Supported Living - Providing any or all supports necessary for persons with developmental and or physical disabilities to live independently in their own home and the community of their choice.

    UCP Heartland’s Employment Resources Program supports adults with disabilities in finding and retaining competitive employment. The Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) offers high school students an opportunity to obtain work experience prior to graduation.

    Accessibility Modification
    Kids Are Riding Safely (KARS) - UCP’s specialized car seat loan program ensures infants and older children with disabilities ride in vehicles safely. We can ease your mind and enable your family to travel together in one vehicle. The average cost of a specialized car seat is $500 which can be a financial hardship for families to purchase. With a small deposit and a physician's prescription, your family can borrow the car seat for six months or longer, depending on the child's needs.

    Temporary Residential Support

    In-Home Support 636-227-6030
    13975 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63011
    Families are reimbursed for care for an individual with a developmental disability. Funding is available for eligible residents of St. Louis County.

    Out of Home Support Marlborough Hall 314-962-0015
    1118 S. Laclede Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63119
    Marlborough Hall offers short term stays for people with physical and/or developmental disabilities who live in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, & St. Louis Counties. Open year round. Emergency residential services are also available.

    Therapy—Occupational, Physical, & Speech
    Adult Day Services - Day habilitation offered at two locations (Manchester & Olivette) and in the community.  Participants learn skills that promote their independence. Speech and physical therapy assessments and services are available.  


  • United4Children 314-531-1412

    12 North Newstead Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63108

    Resource and referral support and consultation to families and early childhood educators of homes and centers. Information and referrals to families of children of all abilities ages 0-12 needing child care in the St. Louis area.