Laclede Early Education Classes

LEEP classes will be closed for the remainder of this school year due to the Covid19 pandemic. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority.

Laclede Early Education Program (LEEP) is an early childhood intervention program serving developmentally delayed children from birth to five years of age. Services provided are based on a philosophy that each child is viewed as a whole person with a right to grow and develop to his/her full potential in mobility, education, language, social and personal skills. The program is based on a commitment to assist not only preschool children with developmental delays, but also their families. Parents are the most important teachers of young children and are encouraged to actively participate in all aspects of the program as well as carry out the home therapeutic activities taught to them by the LEEP staff.

LEEP Provides

  • Preschool Screening
  • Multi-disciplinary assessment
  • Speech, physical, occupational, and developmental therapies
  • Parent education programs
  • Transportation
  • First Step Provider

LEEP provides screenings to determine areas of delay followed by a full evaluation and assessment of the individual needs of each child. LEEP is also a First Steps provider, which is Missouri’s early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs.


Hands on experiences are provided in academics, nutrition, art, music, movement, and socialization skills. Children learn through play, which is their form of work.  A few of the activities LEEP children participate in include:

  • Learning Centers
  • Circle Time
  • Snack Time
  • Gross Motor Time
  • Music Time
  • Field Trips

Please Contact Us if you would like more information or to refer a child to the LEEP program.