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
serving families of 200+ children 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 complete our Inquiry Form to begin the process.

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

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Community Partners

Cornerstone partners with many organizations to accomplish our mission, such as Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), Bud to Bloom Play Therapy, City Greens Market, Delta Gamma Center, Gateway Early Childhood Alliance, Nature Explore, Ready Readers, St. Louis Area Diaper Bank, St. Louis Mental Health Board, the STL Pre-K Cooperative, Stomp the World, The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Nursing. We also work with programs such as the ABC Promise Program of Green Tree Plastics, the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) of JFS, Healthy Kids Express of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and St. Louis University’s Micah House Project.