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Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

3774 Hess Road Byrnes Mill, Mo. 63051

Phone Number: 636-253-8040



Our Vision

Children grow and learn the most in their first five years of life. We proudly offer high quality early learning for our community's children. All children should have access to the education they need and deserve. Our affordable prices promise programs and options for everyone. Creativity can be found at the fore front of our motivation. Following the Reggio Emilia approach, we embrace children's creativity and interests. We encourage our students with hands on projects and imaginative activities that aid in the growth of their knowledge.


The Exploration Station, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students enrolled at The Exploration Station, Inc .  The Exploration Station does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational purposes, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.



The owner and director of The Exploration Station, Ali Spencer, completed her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at SIUE. Upon finishing, she took time to visit mulitple child care facilities across the St Louis area. Her discoveries solidified the idea that there is a strong need for more early childhood education centers. Research has proven children learn and grow the most in the first five years of life. Ali's immense passion to deliver a high quality education at an affordable rate in our community motivated her to open The Exploration Station.

We spend our days creating fun experiences for our students. Each day is filled with activities designed to help our students learn while having fun. Opportunity for discovery is right around every corner at the Exploration Station.


Our appreciation is never ending for the parents of our students. We thrive on exceeding their expectations. The teachers and parents at The Exploration Station maintain an open circle of communication. Portfolios are kept for each student filled with work samples, projects, reflections, pictures and more. We are so thankful to recieve thoughtful reviews and encourage our new parents to view them on our site.



At The Exploration Station we offer flexible scheduling to accomodate all our families. Providing an excellent education for all young children is our goal. Harmonizing your schedule with ours is a factor we hold with great importance. You will find NO enrollment fee at The Exploration Station! Contact us today to begin your child's creative, high quality learning experience.



The Exploration Station

 3774 Hess Road Byrnes Mill, Mo. 63051


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Phone: 636-253-8040