Children have been coming through the Big Red Doors at Union Preschool since 1971. Now we are educating a new generation of Preschoolers coming through the freshly painted Blue Doors and into a newly renovated space at the same memorable location 3543 Watson Rd. We have recently become our own corporation and 501(c)(3). We are now sharing space with an exciting new church Oak Bridge Community Church City. We will continue to carry on the original mission and to provide an anchor of strength and stability for this neighborhood. We are dedicated to engaging and supporting young children and families right here in South St. Louis. So, on we go to our 49th year with the same goals and heart!!!
The main goal of the Preschool has always been to provide a loving, Christian atmosphere and age-appropriate experiences to enable children to grow emotionally, socially, and physically and intellectually.
We thank you for your interest in our program. We hope that this site will provide a good overview of our program. Furthermore, as a prospective parent we encourage you to contact us to set up a tour of our large and vibrant facility.
Here at Union Preschool we are sensitive to the 1 in 13 children who have life threatening food allergies. For this reason, we keep a peanut and tree-nut free campus. We make the well-being and inclusion for all our students a top priority.
Union Preschool Incorporated admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and other school administered programs.
Our Early Childhood facility is set up with learning centers located in nine classrooms, the gym and the children’s garden. These centers include three art rooms, a library, a snack room, a gym and a playroom, a language arts area equipped with computers, a music area, a science and math area, and a role playing area. All of the areas are well equipped with a wide variety of materials and age appropriate play equipment.
Our comprehensive programs includes preschool for Threes and Fours, Junior Kindergarten, and January Threes, with Lunch Bunch and Summer camps. Our teachers have specific goals for each of their classes, and during the school year constantly work to implement and achieve these goals. At each age level the teachers structure the curriculum to foster the development of important age appropriate skills. Every age level enjoys and learns through themed activities, the Artist of the Month, The Book of the Month, Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales
Union Preschool is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that is license-exempt with inspections by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Those regulations include background checks on employees, and sanitation and fire inspections.