Director’s Corner

Welcome to the EEC!

Our Mission

To care for and provide a foundation for children’s future.

Our Vision

We provide an encouraging, compassionate, respectful learning environment for children and their families.

We utilize a positive approach to correction through the framework of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We are safe, we are kind and we make good choices. These are the “three big rules we teach” here at the EEC.

If you are interested in getting your family involved with early education, you can start by signing up for the Parents as Teachers program. It is free for all Kearney School District patrons who have children from pregnancy up to kindergarten entry age.

If you are interested in seeing if your child qualifies for one of our preschool programs, please email Lori Parker at to sign up for a DIAL 4 screening. You may also call 816-628-4116.

If you are concerned about your child’s development, please contact Parents as Teachers by emailing Director of Childcare and Early Learning Holly Wilmes at You may also call 816-628-4116.