Early Learners

At The Summit, our Early Learners program actively involves young children, ages 3 through 5, in an environment rich in learning opportunities: one that invites a child to observe, be active, make choices, experiment, wonder, create, imagine, and discover. Our program focuses on providing a strong, supportive educational and social-emotional foundation for our youngest learners.  With this in mind, The Summit’s Early Learners program is an environment that nurtures social skills and encourages confidence and positive self-esteem in a multi-age setting. 

Through active participation, children learn to work in groups and develop a sense of belonging where they share an excitement and love for learning. By exploring themes and asking big questions, important concepts in language arts, social studies, and STEM are discovered, and developmental domains in language, cognitive, and physical development are achieved. The Summit’s Early Learners program offers an enriching and nurturing environment, led by two full-time faculty with degrees in early childhood education, where each child can develop his or her fullest potential.

Goals for Early Learner Students

  • Spark the Joy of Learning
  • Acclimate to School Environment
  • Build a Strong Academic Foundation
  • Establish Essential Social-Emotional Skills
  • Develop Basic Listening and Communication Skills
  • Foster Independence and Interpersonal Skill

Early Learners Quick Facts (Ages 3, 4, 5)


3, 4, & 5

Must be 3 by August 1st of the academic year

class size

Capped at 16

Class times

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Half day pick up available at 1:00 p.m.



Dress Code

Polo top with Summit logo & khaki/navy bottoms


Minimum of 30 minutes exploring outside each day




Yoga & Movement

Daily Spanish



National Association for the Education of Young Children & Missouri Early Learning Goals

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