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 2018-19 School Year

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!