The Ascension Early Childhood Center, also known as The Little School, is sponsored by the Ascension Catholic Church. The Little School serves 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old children and their families, offering high-quality early education in a Catholic environment.

Information about the Little School preschool programs can be found on this site. Feel free to contact us at (636) 532-3375 or eargue@acsls.org if you have additional questions or if you would like to schedule a visit for you and your child.

Welcome to The Little School

Thank you for your interest in the Ascension Early Childhood Center. We are especially excited to celebrate our 25th birthday with the 2019-2020 school year. The Little School recognizes each individual child as a special, unique gift of God. We acknowledge that every child grows and develops in his or her own time and own way, and the foundation for lifelong learning is formulated in early childhood.

“The Little School” is dedicated in assisting each child develop a positive self-concept by integrating Catholic-Christian virtues into all individual and group activities. We support and nurture the gift of Faith begun in the home (the domestic church). Daily visits to the Little Church allow each child an opportunity to experience the love of God and the world around him or her through this Faith orientation.

Research proves the young child constructs his/her knowledge through hands-on, experienced-based, activities which promote very significant intellectual capabilities. Through a loving, safe environment, each child is provided with age-related, developmentally appropriate practical experiences. This “Experienced-Based Approach” to education assists in the development of emotions and enhances the child’s social skills as well as cognitive skills needed for math, science, and language. Each child is given the opportunity to discover, invent, brainstorm, collaborate, experiment, and be challenged so that each may grow and learn to his or her fullest potential. Through these daily experiences the child can develop the skills needed in life now and in the future.

We welcome you and your families to come visit us!

Erica Argue


230 Santa Maria Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63005