Name, Phone, Address Ages Hours Licensed Accredited Part-time DFS $ NAEYC
Bright Beginnings Preschool, Joely Lark 831-0526, 358 W Summit 3-5 years 8:00 am-3:00pm Yes No Yes No No
Little Lyons Kids Care, Shelby Lyon 815-1718, 469 S. Odell 6 wks- 12 years 7:00 am- 5:30pm Yes No No Yes No
St Peter School 886-6390, 368 S. Ellsworth 3-5 years 7:30am-5:30pm Yes Yes Yes No No
Viking Learning Academy, Laura Richardson Early Head Start Partner 831-1234, 2315 S. Odell 6 wks- 6 years 7:00am-5:30pm Yes Yes No No No
Julie Dawson~886-5975 805 Keg 0 - school age 6:00am-4:30pm No No No No No
Rise DePaoli, 886-6184 674 S Lake Dr 6wks – 10 years 6:00am-5:30pm Yes No Yes No No
Shonna Henderson, 815-3123 805 N Brunswick Newborn-12 years 7:00am-5:00pm Yes No No Yes No
Tanya Johnson, 831-5300 1024 S Fairlawn 0 to school age 7:00am-4:30pm Yes No No Yes No
Marty Morgan, 886-9442 1421 S Lincoln Any age 6:00am-5:00pm No No Yes Yes No
Lana Shively, 886-4019 1108 Sunrise Dr Newborn – 5 years 7:00am-5:30pm Yes No Some No No
Cheryl Walter, 660-815-2912 807 E. Mitchell 0-13 years 5:30am-5:30pm Yes No Some Yes No
Jeanie Gabrielson, 660-815-0817 300 East Marrow St Any Age 5:00am-6:00pm No No Some No No
Tina Williams 660-886-0415 1503 South Grant Ave (please leave a voicemail) 6wks-12years 7:30am-5:30pm No No Yes No No

We strive to maintain the most current information of local preschools and childcare providers. If any of the above information has changed, please contact PAT at 886-5800 so that we can maintain an updated list.

Local child care providers…

Choosing a childcare provider is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. This guide is designed to assist you in choosing and evaluating the childcare options in Saline County and surrounding areas. All of the childcare providers listed in this handout receive information from the Parents as Teachers program in Marshall, MO. However, P.A.T. does not recommend one specific childcare program over another. As the child’s parent, it is up to you to decide which facility is best for your family and child.


Licensed: The State of Missouri requires that care provided to four or more unrelated children at any one time must be licensed through the Department of Health. Licensing ensures minimum standards have been met for the children’s nutrition, safety, daily activities, and health.

Licensed exempt (EX): Child care facilities operated by a religious organization or school system; or operating four hours per day; or operated for educational purposes may be exempt from state licensing. However, they must meet minimum health and safety standards.

For more information about licensing, contact: Child Care Licensing ~ 573/751/2891 or 573/751/2450


The Missouri Center for Voluntary Accreditation of Childhood Education Programs is designed to promote quality programs for children from birth through elementary school age. Before and after school, summer school programs, infant/toddler and early childhood (2 ½ to 6 years) are eligible for accreditation under this program.


The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a national professional organization offering accreditation, resources, conferences and more to its members. For further information call: 800/424/2460


ParentLink is a network of Missourians wanting every child to grow up in a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment. ParentLink believes that creating, supporting, and respecting diverse environments requires reaching out and helping those who parent Missouri’s children. In support of this, ParentLink provides research-based information to parents, professionals, and community members, and helps them secure and use resources they perceive necessary for youth’s optimal development. The ParentLink Connection Center provides answers to ANY parenting questions. Call their resource line toll-free: 1-800/522/8522 OR visit their website 24 hrs.: www.outreach.missouri.edu/parentlink