Small Saints Learning Center

Our Small Saints Learning Center is dedicated to providing families with quality education services in a Christian environment.  The preschool and parent’s day out (PDO) staff, along with St. Stephen Lutheran Church, are eager to work with parents during this important time in a child’s development. 

Program Goals

  • Provide a Christ-centered atmosphere conducive to the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth of the whole child.
  • Nurture developmental skills and readiness of older students for future school success.
  • Provide experiences in Christian living, both in formal settings such as the classroom or chapel time and informal setting such as the playground and free time.
  • Offer opportunities to explore individual interests and differences through a wide variety of activities in developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Provide experiences outside of the school setting to further explore principles and concepts learned in class (i.e. field trips, special visitors, etc.).
  • Encourage children and their families to receive God’s unconditional love as it is experienced through His word and the loving, caring staff at Small Saints.


  • Three Year Preschool - Tuesday/Thursday 9:15am - 11:45am
  • Pre-K - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:15am - 12:15pm
  • Preschool Extended Day - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:15am – 3:00pm

Parent's Day Out

Parents can build a customized schedule for their child(ren), ages 1 through 5, in the PDO Program.  We are in session Monday through Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Half day and full day sessions are available.  Families may choose a half day or full day or a combination of both based on availability.


Three Year Preschool - $110/month
Pre-K - $150/month
Extended Day Preschool - $225/month


We are happy to have you come and see us in action!  Tours can be scheduled for morning hours.  You can schedule a tour by contacting Beth Backhaus, Director at or by phone at 816-781-6994.  

Registration for the 2018 School Year

Registration for the general public begins on Monday, March 5th.  Information regarding Enrollment can be obtained by emailing Beth Backhaus, Director at or calling 816-781-6994.  

Classes fill up fast so call now to make sure you get your spot!