East Grand Kids-A Christian Preschool in Springfield MO

East Grand Kids

A Christian Preschool in Springfield MO

Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.  — Proverbs 22:6


East Grand Kids Preschool has been a ministry of East Grand Church of Christ since 1972.  We started as a moms-day-out program and have expanded into a full time preschool dedicated to serving our community.  Our mission is to serve families by providing a safe, caring, Christian environment for their children.  Our goal is to equip each child for success by providing individualized curriculum that will prepare them for kindergarten in an environment that will foster an independent positive self-image.


Each of our qualified educators have a college degree in an education field as well as experience in a classroom setting.  They also participate in continuing education throughout the year in order to provide the best possible experience for our students.

Daily Schedule

Our doors open at 7:00 each morning and close at 5:30 each evening.  Breakfast is served at 9:00, followed by classroom time which includes centers, free play, large group activities, etc.  Lunch is served at 12:00.  After lunch, students will have rest time followed by an afternoon snack.  The afternoon is filled with more time for social interaction until each student is picked up for the day.

General Info

We currently have spots for 32 students, keeping each classroom capacity limited to 8 students.  We hope to open more spots as our full-time program grows!  Tuition is paid weekly in the amount of $120, which includes breakfast, lunch, & snacks.  We follow all state laws and are inspected annually by the Health Department, the Fire Marshall, and the Division of Family Services.  Our facility is located at 2220 E. Grand Street on the corner of Grand & Barnes in Springfield, MO 65804.  If you have any further questions please email catherinechiarino@gmail.com or call 417-631-4668.  We look forward to building a relationship with your family!

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Meet the Director


Catherine Chiarino graduated from MSU in 2006 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Chris, for 11 years and they have 4 children: Christopher (9), Gabriel (7), Andrew (5), and Bella (3) who keep her very busy!  Her husband is the youth minister at East Grand Church of Christ and they enjoy working together in ministry.  In her spare time, Catherine enjoys cooking, crafting, reading, and shopping.