Welcome to the Stella Maris Child Center

Established in 1843, SMCC is a not-for-profit United Way Agency dedicated to providing St. Louis families with quality, education programs and affordable year-round childcare.

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We strive to be a development center, not just a day care. Our focus is on helping children develop intellectual skills and maximizing their potential, within a safe, nurturing environment.

The Center, located in the Academy-Sherman Park neighborhood, provides children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old with quality opportunities to enhance their physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth.

  • Mayor’s Spirit Award of Excellence, 2007
  • Only St. Louis Certified
    Reggio Emilia®
  • Head Start/Early Head Start Partner 
  • Parents as Teachers Program
  • Licensed by the Missouri Department
    of Health
  • Member of Child Day Care Association of
    Greater St. Louis
  • Member of the United Way of Greater
    St. Louis