Columbia, MO

"Because every step counts!"

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Put your child on the path to becoming an independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learner with Big Steps Early Learning Center. In our safe, inviting environment, your children will learn through discovery and creativity. When your children are in our capable hands, they'll have every opportunity to learn in a supportive environment. Stop in for a tour today and get a FREE children's book.

Big Steps Early Learning Center

3309 Brown Station Rd.

Columbia, MO 65202




Quality Education in a Supportive Environment




Monday - Friday

6:45 AM - 6:00 PM


We are closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day

  • MLK Day


For your convenience, we strive to keep our facility open during inclement weather. We do not close when the public schools close. School-age children not normally scheduled to attend our classes are welcome on days the public schools are closed, pending permission from the Owner or Director to ensure proper staff ratios are maintained. For closing announcements, please watch KOMU and KMIZ.


Big Steps Early Learning Center is a locally and family-owned and operated small business. To learn more about us, please explore our website and visit us for a tour. We always welcome tours (including walk-ins) and requests for additional information.

  • Amie Teel, Owner

  • Candace Brookman, Director

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We accept state tuition assistance. Flexible payment arrangements are also available.

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