Our Legacy

At Kids First, our legacy is first-rate education and care for your family.  We are blessed with families who return year after year, some for decades and generations. Contact us to find out what makes us so special and reserve your spot today.

Welcome to Kids First Preschool and Kindergarten

Our program is developed from a sincere love for children and the desire to aid in their academic development.  Our mission is to provide a developmental program of activities and experiences through which children can learn and grow in a happy, positive atmosphere.  We make each learning activity fun and game like, challenging but not frustrating and a multi-sensory experience.  Our program will build academic and social skills, as well as feelings of accomplishment and confidence. 

Latest Events

Summer camp sign up is open. Click here to find out more!

2021-2022 Enrollment for 2-6 year olds now open!

Enrollment for the 21-22 school year is now open! Click on the "Enrollment" tab to begin the process. Download our informational brochure for more information.

For families interested, we will offer early drop off beginning at 8 a.m. and will continue offering after-school enrichment classes during the 21-22 school year. 

Check out our incredible Kindergarten program!

As you know, Kids First offers an incredible Kindergarten program! Through the years, by choosing research-based curricula, we have developed an incredibly strong program that benefits our students greatly.  Our phonics and real-world reading program ensures that students are reading on a first-grade level within the first 30 days of school. From there, we just continue growing! Our Saxon math program is meshed with an magical math program that teaches students both critical thinking skills along with basic Kindergarten and first-grade skills in a fun, hands-on, game-based classroom. We incorporate science and social studies into reading to get the most out of our learning experiences.  We do all of this in a four-hour day, with additional learning opportunities, and have a ton of social time to build friendships and communication skills. 

Parent Testimonials

  • "The moment I walked into Kids First I knew this was the preschool for my son, Jack. He had never gone to daycare, or been left with anyone outside of our home for any length of time, so I wanted a preschool that was friendly, nurturing, creative, inspiring and fun. Kids First not only lived up to my high expectations, but has far exceeded my hopes. Everything Kids First does is with the happiness and education of our kids in mind. They learn letters, shapes and words, experience sign language, Spanish and music, enjoy so many events around different holidays, have visits from Wonders of Wildlife and firefighters and do the most amazing arts and crafts. Ultimately, what sets Kids First apart is the people. Jack speaks not only of the teachers in his classroom, but also of his happy experiences with Leah, the Director, and the teachers in other classes. Kids First is a family and they put the kids first in everything. I couldn’t recommend this preschool more highly."

  • "Kids First has been such a blessing to our family!  We did a lot of searching before arriving at Kids First, but nothing seemed to feel just right. Then we toured Kids First and could easily imagine our son fitting in great there.  Our son's transition to preschool was a wonderful experience thanks to Leah's leadership, the amazing teachers, a loving environment, and the high-quality curriculum."

  • "We have absolutely loved Kids First for our daughter.  We have been at Kids First for three years and each teacher she has had has been completely fantastic!  While we are so happy she is very well prepared for Kindergarten, we are even happier that she loves school.  She is excited to go to school every day!  We highly recommend Kids First!"



Contact Us

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Tel: 417-887-2151

Email: kfpspringfield@gmail.com


4344 S. Fremont

Springfield, MO 65804

We are located inside St. John's Chapel

United Church of Christ