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Welcome to

the exploration station

Early Learning Center

What we're all about

A Closer view

After graduating with a degree in early childhood education, Owner/Director Alison Welch visited multiple child care facilities across the St Louis area. Her passion and discoveries inspired her to create an affordable, high-quality early childhood education center of her own.

take a look

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.

read the reviews

The teachers and families at The Exploration Station maintain an open circle of communication. Portfolios are kept for each student filled with work samples, projects, reflections, pictures, assessments and more. We are so thankful to recieve thoughtful reviews and encourage our new parents to view them on our site.

enroll today

At The Exploration Station we offer flexible scheduling to accomodate all our families.  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.

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What Parents Think

"My son has been going to the Exploration Station since he was 8 weeks old and he absolutely loves it there. The teachers and director are so friendly and loving, and the kids are always having fun and learning new things. I love the artwork he brings home and seeing pictures of the activities they do on Facebook while I'm at work. I couldn't imagine sending him anywhere else."