Hall McCarter Education Center

Cub Care Learning Center

Who We Are

Cub Care Learning Center is a MO Licensed and MO Accredited preschool that has been a Blue Springs School District program since 2003.

We believe a child's development benefits most in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program in which staff and family work closely together.

We strive to provide a quality, loving, active learning environment for children which enables them to develop and progress in their social, physical, literacy, and cognitive development.

Curricula

Creative Curriculum is implemented with children birth to three years of age. Creative Curriculum is designed to help educators offer responsive daily routines and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development.

Project Construction is implemented in preschool with children three to five years of age. In Project Construct classrooms, children actively construct their knowledge and values through interactions and meaningful experiences with people, places, and things in their world.

Home Visits/Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences and home visits strengthen the bond between the teachers, child, and family. An initial conference is held to familiarize the family with the classroom staff and the educational components of the program.

Cub Care staff will meet with the child's family either at school or in the home to discuss the child's educational progress during the fall, winter, and spring.

Development Screenings

Developmental screenings may identify concerns regarding a child's developmental, behavioral, motor, language, social, cognitive, or emotional skills.

  • ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire):
    Infant/Toddlers
  • Brigance: Preschool
  • DECA (Devereux Early Childhood Assessment): all children

Health Screenings

  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Growth

Head Start

Clay, Platte and Jackson Counties

The following documents are required to apply:

  • Proof of birth or proof of pregnancy for each child.
  • Proof of income (e.g. most current tax return, W-2 or paystubs):
    • Proof of 12 months of income.
    • Proof of child support received for 12 months.
    • Proof of SSI or TANE of you are currently receiving it or have received it within the past year.
    • Pell Grants or scholarships information
  • Proof of residency for Jackson, Clay or Platte counties. Proof of residency can include a utility bill, rental contract or Missouri state property tax receipt with your current address.

Additional items are needed to complete your child's enrollment. If you have these items, please bring them for your scheduled appointment:

  • Insurance or Medicaid card for your child
  • Child's current shot/vaccination record.
  • Other items needed:
    • Physical Exam (Within the first 90 days of enrollment)
    • Dental Exam (Within the first 90 days of enrollment)
    • Lead and hemoglobin tests
    • Individualized Care Plan for children based on medical needs, e.g. asthma action plan (if applicable)
    • ISFP (individualized Family Service Plan) or IEP (Individualized Education Plan), if applicable.

Call (816) 841-3382 or send an email to MarcHeadStart for more information.