Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

The Learning Place Preschool, a ministry of O'Fallon Church of Christ, has served the community since 1986. We are a Christian-based, academic preschool with an emphasis on learning through play and socialization. We strive to provide a loving atmosphere that recognizes each child's unique abilities through a creative, age-appropriate curriculum that serves to meet his/her needs. Our commitment goes beyond the time when the children are at the Learning Place Preschool. We also strive to be a resource of encouragement and support to our families who have placed their children in our care.

Our Program

Our teachers and staff

Our preschool program is available for children ages 2 through Pre-K. Two or four day sessions are available (Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, or Mon-Thurs). Our hours are 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We operate during the academic school year, August through May, and closely follow the holiday and inclement weather closings of the Fort Zumwalt School District. We do not provide meals; the children bring their own lunches and drink. We require children 3 y/o through pre-K to be completely potty trained before the school year begins. As space is available, we have ongoing open enrollment.
One of the greatest and most important assets the Learning Place Preschool offers is the integrity of our teachers and staff. Our teachers strive to provide a loving atmosphere, where each child is nurtured in four basic needs: spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical. Beyond teaching, they truly care about each and every child in their class. Our curriculum encourages creativity, socialization and play, while also focusing on academic development to prepare each child for kindergarten. In the classroom, encouragement is given to help each child grow and learn based on his/her individual abilities and strengths. Our teachers spend many hours in preparation for a successful school day. Hundreds of children and their families have experienced the powerful love of Christ through the commitment, teaching and daily example of our staff and teachers. As part of our hiring procedures a background check is performed and then repeated every two years on each staff member. The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), a division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provides the criminal record reviews.

We have built many friendships throughout the years with our students and their families. We hope that you and your child find your time with us just as enjoyable and memorable and that our preschool is a blessing to their life, as well as yours.

Registration Fee and Tuition

Our Director

A yearly non-refundable registration fee is collected along with the registration form, which reserves your child's spot at preschool. Our monthly tuition is competitively priced compared to other schools offering the same number of hours. Please call for the current rate. We do give discounts for multiple siblings who are enrolled. Following registration, toward the end of July, you will receive a Welcome Letter containing a supply list along with other important information.
Sonya Walker, our director, has been with our preschool since 1999. She served as a three year old classroom teacher for many years. She became our director in 2007. For further information about the Learning Place Preschool or to schedule a tour, Sonya can be reached at 636-978-1133 or e-mail at

Our Address


The Learning Place Preschool
8576 Veterans Memorial Parkway
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366-3080
636 978-1133
(Accross from the Aldi Grocery Store)