Great Beginnings is an early childhood education center, a
special needs preschool program, and a Parents
as Teachers program hub in Lee's Summit, MO, serving 229 children. Before Great Beginnings opened, early childhood education in Lee’s
Summit had been delivered at two buildings. The buildings, on either side of town, were both in
disrepair, and a number of developmental therapy services were not offered at
either location. A new building was created to replace the other two and incorporate new
services to better serve the community and the students.
Innovations and Improvements
With 34,200 square feet, the new Great Beginnings facility doubled the amount of space previously available for early childhood education. There are 12 classrooms for the physically- and developmentally-delayed children in the early childhood program. The building provides diverse, enriching, and collaborative spaces for children and caregivers.