Early Educational Center

Providing Above and Beyond Learning Experiences at the Lowest Rate in Westport!

“My sons’ letter recognition has really improved. He barely knew any of his lower case letters before he started here at WELC. Katie is a great teacher.” – Jessica Wesley

“My son Yifan loves coming to the childcare center. He love his teachers.” – Ling Chen

At Westport Early Learning Center, our mission is to provide a high quality, licensed and accredited, early learning environment for children ages 2-5 years old. We will provide each child with a stimulating and nurturing environment that provides the opportunity to explore and problem solve while enhancing self-confidence and fostering a life-long love of learning.

We Provide:

  • Developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs of the whole child
  • “Eat Smart Program” approved nutritional snacks and lunch
  • Low student-teacher ratios
  • Potty training
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • A caring, creative and Christian environment
  • A diverse environment with bilingual teachers on staff
  • Assistance with receiving state child care assistance


We Are:

  • Licensed by The State of Missouri
  • Accredited by Missouri Accreditation Programs of Children and Youth
  • Exceeding the requirements set by Missouri Licensing Standards
  • A member of an elite and unique group who have achieved a high standard of qualitythree
  • One of few child programs in the area that are accredited

Please contact Susie Smith for more information, or to schedule a tour of Westport’s ‘best kept secret’ for early learning!

Susie Smith, Director
500 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Additional Service Areas


Struggling Families

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Vulnerable Adults

We are motivated by the love of God to help those whose needs present unique challenges. We provide compassionate care without discrimination.

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Emergency & Disaster

Emergency Assistance is an integral part of who we are. We provide aid for the needs of families when resources are devastated by unexpected events.

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