Columbia, MO

"Because every step counts!"

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Development for Toddlers (1 to 1.5 years)

In the toddlers room at Big Steps Early Learning Center, your child will enjoy fun, stimulating activities based on the 4 main areas of developmental learning:

  • Physical — daily fine and gross motor activities

  • Social — interaction with peers and adults

  • Intellectual — a wide variety of materials to explore, analyze, manipulate, and discuss

  • Emotional — learning to deal with emotions in an appropriate manner

  • Communication — basic sign language

"My 2-year-old and 7-month-old sons love it here at BSELC. Yes, the first few weeks were hard, but the staff worked with my kids (and us parents) to create a place my boys like to go. My 2-year-old is potty training and I have nothing but good things to say.


All of the teachers are patient and loving with my 2 boys. As far as facilities, the center is small and old but kept up and well cared for. As my husband says, 'It seems outdated for the price, but the care is excellent.'"

From Sherry S.

Discovery-based learning for Tots (1.5 to 2.5 years)

In the tots room, your child will continue the developmental learning that we emphasize in the toddlers room. Our preschool philosophy is that tots learn through play and constant interaction with teachers, family, and the environment.


Our approach employs learning theories supporting the idea that children construct their own knowledge. We provide an enriching environment that encourages numerous positive activities:

  • Exploration

  • Discovery

  • Broad interests

  • Natural development


Both of these classrooms focus on development, and we have separate classrooms so children interact with children of a similar age and level of development.

By enrolling multiple children, you can SAVE with our discounts.