Licensed, Comprehensive, Nurturing, Affordable Childcare and Pre-Kindergarten Education... since 1969
Founded in 1969, located in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood, and the first accredited early learning center in St. Louis city,
- Cornerstone Center for Early Learning provides licensed, award-winning, and affordable childcare and pre-kindergarten education for working families of all economic backgrounds.
- Cornerstone Center for Early Learning enables parents and guardians to remain in the workforce or pursue additional education.
- Cornerstone Center for Early Learning enables all children and all families to experience diversity, and to embrace the understanding and acceptance that follows.
“What you have on the corner of Russell and 39th is something incredibly precious and so incredibly needed in our world right now: a place to belong, a place to be safe, a place to grow and be challenged and be loved. Thank you for allowing us to be part of it.”
-Heidi and Kyle Klosterman
Cornerstone parents 2009-2014
“I don’t know where to begin….. Joe and I will never be able to convey to anybody how special Cornerstone became to us over the years. We were done parenting babies, done with daycare and BOOM!!! These kids came into our lives and our hearts. But it wasn’t easy. We had teenage and young adult kids, we had jobs and we had commitments. So hello daycare. But it wasn’t just daycare- Cornerstone became a part of our lives. The teachers didn’t just care for our boys- they LOVED them and cared about them. You have a special place with SUPER special teachers loving and shaping all of these little people. Please let us know how we can continue to help give back to the Center.”
-Ellen and Joe Sartorius
Cornerstone parents 2011-2016