The J Early Childhood Center


• Staenberg Family Complex 2 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, Mo. 63146

Phone: 314-442-3224


Email: [email protected]

Ellen Scholten and Jody Rubin, Co-Directors

• Marilyn Fox Building 16801 Baxter Road Chesterfield, Mo. 63005

Phone: 314-442-3450

Email: [email protected]

Debi Porfidio, Site Director

Fully licensed and accredited, the J Early Childhood Center is dedicated to preparing each child for a bright future and a solid start to any kindergarten program. Our mission, in partnership with our families, is to provide quality care and education that embraces the development of your child’s mind, body and soul. Starting as young as 6 weeks, professional educators provide a caring and nurturing environment along with an age appropriate, structured curriculum. Children participate in a wide variety of activities including sensory exploration, peer connection and motor skills. Our preschool-age children also take advantage of exclusive program opportunities, including swimming, sports and intergenerational connections. Students experience Jewish holidays, traditions and values in a meaningful and relevant way.

• Two locations: Creve Coeur and Chesterfield

• Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Year-round care, including summer camps for pre-school age children

• Full and part-time schedules available

• The J Early Childhood uses the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculums

• Accredited by Missouri Accreditation & licensed by the Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services.

Fees are based on the age of the child as well as the number of days/hours per week a child attends. Subvention from the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the Jewish Federation provides scholarships for families with need. J membership is not required for participation; however, members receive a discounted rate. Visit for more information.