Strengthening families since 1969

Licensed, Accredited, and Award-Winning Early Childhood Education

At Cornerstone, we are dedicated to supporting St. Louis-area families of all economic backgrounds with quality, comprehensive, and affordable childcare and preschool education. Our nurturing, creative early childhood program prepares children for a lifetime of positive social interaction and learning.

Employment Opportunities Make a Difference with Cornerstone

The Cornerstone Advantage

We believe that children learn best from active involvement with all aspects of the world. Through hands-on learning and an emphasis on natural environments, Cornerstone children build the early foundations of autonomous behavior, taking responsibility for their learning, and accepting the natural consequences of their decisions.

A nonprofit organization which offers affordable tuition for families at all income levels, Cornerstone enables children and families to experience diversity, and to embrace the understanding and acceptance that follows.

Our Programs

Licensed, Accredited, and Award-Winning

Making a Difference Where it’s Needed Most

years 50+ nurturing children
families 180+ served in a year
children 13% in foster care
families 58% pay $25 or less per week
cornerstone children 88% score on-target or better when compared with peers nationwide

Enrolling Your Child at Cornerstone

Interested families should call us at (314) 865-5244 to begin the process.

Learn More


Cornerstone is seeking part-time and full-time early childhood teachers to join our team of educators.

Learn More

Community Partners

Cornerstone partners with many organizations to accomplish our mission, such as Gateway Early Childhood Alliance, Nature Explore, Ready Readers, St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, and St. Louis Mental Health Board. We also work with programs such as Healthy Kids Express at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and St. Louis University’s Micah House Project.