Early intervention is the key to helping children with disabilities meet the challenges they face in life.

Through preschool classroom special instruction, comprehensive therapy services, and family support, our mission is to help every child attain his or her maximum potential. The Special Learning Center provides the following programs for over 700 children each year throughout Central Missouri:

Early Childhood Special Education program:

Our trademark preschool program for young children with special needs..  

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Missouri First Steps:

SLC is contracted to provide therapy services for qualifying children with special needs ages birth-3 and specialized classroom instruction for eligible children enrolled in First Steps and who are 2 years old.

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Therapy Services:

Comprehensive occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy services offered at the center, in schools and in homes throughout Central Missouri.

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Crayon Kids Childcare Program:

Our preschool/childcare program for children with and without disabilities.

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Capable Kids and Families®:

Our family support program that provides home visits, equipment and outreach activities to qualifying families.

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Camp Jade:

Our unique summer camp for school age children with special needs ages 7-15.

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