In response to the coronavirus public health emergency, Cornerstone Center remains closed until June 15.

First and foremost, thank you for your patience and greatly appreciated support during these unprecedented times.  It is the goal of Cornerstone to remain forthcoming with information to the families and staff as we transition from a stay at home order to the gradual reopening of businesses.  As the city of St. Louis develops plans for phase 1 of reopening of businesses, Cornerstone remains committed to the safety of families and staff.


We are preparing to welcome some of our families back on June 15! And we are very excited. We will continue to provide weekly updates for all our families, as we want all families to feel included in the community, even those still participating from home.

As part of our reopening, all staff and families will be required to sign the applicable agreement below:

For full details on the precautions Cornerstone is taking to reopen safely on June 15, click here.


If your family is signed up to return on June 15, 2020, that is the date that tuition charges will resume. Those families not returning yet will not be charged tuition until their return date is set.

For the families that paid toward tuition between the weeks of March 23-April 13, you will receive a credit on your account awaiting you at reopening. Families who may wish to donate money to Cornerstone in lieu of tuition may contact Dani Smith, Director of Development at


To help acquaint Cornerstone with new procedures for reopening, please view the videos below which highlight specific guidelines and protocols pertaining to different areas of Cornerstone.

Entry Procedures with Ms. Karen

Infant and Toddler Room Procedures with Ms. Jessica and Ms. Christina

Twos Room Procedures with Ms. Audrey

Preschool Room Procedures with Ms. Kathy and Ms. Wendy

Playground Procedures with Ms. Jami

Additional Health and Safety Procedures with Ms. Toni

At Home Resources

  • Preparing Children and Families for the Return to Care: Preparing for New Routines and Separation Anxiety is a great article for you to read as you prepare your child for returning to care. This week, focus on maintaining a consistent bedtime routine and wake-up time.

  • Since we have not been in school for nearly 8 weeks, our teachers have been unable to complete developmental screenings on their normal schedule. We invite you to visit this site where you can complete a free Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) for your child. If you have access to a printer or can save and send us the results that would be helpful. If not, it will at least help you to see where your child is currently.

As always: Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

If you have any questions, please contact Toni at