Learning Ladder - Blue Springs MO LICENSE EXEMPT PROGRAM

(816) 229-9949
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About the Provider


Learning Ladder has been in operation since 1971. We are an outreach program of First United Methodist Church as a nonprofit preschool. We are are a licensed preschool through the Missouri Department of Health Bureau of Childcare.

Our success is due, in part to the support we receive from parents. We appreciate you telling your friends about our program. If you know someone who may be interested in enrolling their child/ren, please tell them to call or stop by during preschool hours.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 000224831
  • Capacity: 140
  • Age Range: 2 MONTHS - 5 YEARS
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Full-Time
  • Current License Issue Date: Nov 01, 2022
  • Licensor: ROBYN EMBREE

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Report Date Report Type
2022-10-13 ANNUAL
2021-10-25 ANNUAL
2020-10-14 ANNUAL
2019-10-17 ANNUAL
2018-10-09 ANNUAL
2017-10-04 ANNUAL
2016-09-22 ANNUAL

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HeartbrokenMotherof2 Sep 26, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My son started at Learning Ladder this fall. He turned 4 at the very end of July. So, he was the youngest in his class. However, he will still start school next fall. On the FIRST DAY I was told they wanted to move him down to the 3's class. He is left handed and is behind on writing/cutting. He has had no other delays in development. I didn't want to do this because of his need to be ready for school next year. At the end of two weeks the office made it clear that they didn't want us there. He attended a whopping 10, whole, 4 hour days there before they gave up on him and disregarded us. I'm very sad to tell you that unless your child is already writing you should not send them to LL. Our class had 2 teachers with 12 total students and I was constantly told how they just didn't have the staff to give my son personal attention. I even brought in special left handed scissors for him and tried to help them scaffold the skills by printing some writing worksheets that started with basic lines for him to do in class. The teachers were unwilling to use those worksheets. They arrogantly told me that they had a curriculum and would not go outside it at all, even if that was just giving him a different worksheet. They do not want to TEACH! This classroom had no toys, no manipulatives whatsoever and no books that I could see. There were desks that they sat at and wrote their names/did worksheets. This is fairly old school in the world of teaching and is considered to be not age appropriate for 4 year old children by anyone in education. Because we were asked to leave, I asked for a refund for the days were had not used and our registration fee. (a total of $180.00) No one offered this to me. I had to go to them and request a refund. Once again I was told that it was their "policy" not to refund the $80 registration fee. What? They gave us half. From my experience this was not a good learning environment. You judge for yourself. I should also tell you that my son had no behavior issues whatsoever! This was all based on him not being about to write letters and cut on day one. Take your child somewhere where the teachers have an education in early childhood. Look at the classroom closely If they do not have centers for pretend play, dress up, art, science, math and computer go elsewhere. Even Kindergarten classes in public schools still have these centers. Play is a very important part of development. Maybe this is how they taught early childhood in the 1970's when this program opened but a lot has changed in education in the last 47 years. It's time this program caught up!

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