FAQ & Virtual Tour for Prospective Families
After months of reducing attendance to less than 50% of enrollment capacity, Cornerstone Center for Early Learning is ready to welcome additional children back to our Center. As we are unable to offer our prospective families in-person tours at this time, we welcome you to engage with our program and facility virtually through the information and video tours available on this page.
Q: What safety precautions is Cornerstone taking to protect children and families from COVID-19?
A: Cornerstone is committed to the health and safety of our children, families and staff. The most up-to-date and complete details on our protocols and procedures are available by downloading the following document: Cornerstone Center in the Time of COVID-19 Information on the steps we’re taking to ensure the safety of our children as they return to Cornerstone Center is also available as a video series here.
Q: During the application process, prospective families are asked if they are eligible for daycare assistance. What is daycare assistance?
A: Daycare assistance is a child care subsidy program that assists eligible parents/guardians with payments for child care in Missouri. To learn more and to see if you may be eligible, click here to visit the Missouri Department of Social Services child care webpage.
Q: Our family is already enrolled with Cornerstone or on Cornerstone’s waitlist, but we are not yet ready for our children to start attending the center again. Can you hold our spot?
A: The financial implications of being fully staffed and under enrolled is very challenging for any early childhood center. After months of doing so, Cornerstone unfortunately can no longer hold spots. We are taking these steps to ensure that for years to come, we are able to continue offering high quality childcare and education while still maintaining safety protocols under the current guidelines and restrictions.
Q: Other than childcare and education, what are the additional ways Cornerstone supports families?
A: In addition to accredited, award-winning education and care, Cornerstone children benefit from diapers and wipes, nutrition for healthy development, speech and occupational therapy, and family partnership and support, all at no additional cost. Click here for a video series detailing the benefits of these free supplemental supports for our families.