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Green Meadows Preschool has been Columbia, Missouri’s premier early childhood educational center for over 30 years.

We provide fundamentally-structured child care and education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years; we also provide after-school programs for school-aged children.  We are not a chain of preschools, nor are we franchised and supervised from afar.  We are a local, family-oriented, warm and welcoming early childhood education preschool, with a professional and educated staff.  We are proud of our track record and it spans decades.

We Co-Educate With You

Educating your child is a mutual endeavor shared between you and our staff. This is a partnership to co-educate your child with a needed emphasis upon his/her individuality. The task is not just getting beyond the present. Rather, the focus is to presently set a principled, thoughtful foundation for expression, and a basis of language and literacy skills. This elicits in your child a familiarity with future education, balanced understandings, and a basis for the potential of a lifetime filled with achievement.

Warm, Safe, Respectful & Loving.

Our warm, safe, respectful, and loving environment is just what we would hope for our own children and we want to attract parents seeking the same. We strive to identify and make the most of your child's: "teachable moments" during the moments these windows open and as they present themselves. Our curricula is developed and delivered by caring teachers to emphasize structure, patience, listening, speaking, reading, independence, problem solving, peer-play, cooperation, curiosity, decision-making, creativity, boundaries, fun, and attention.

Stop By Anytime!

Feel free to stop by with or without an appointment to decide if we're the right fit for your child's early education and care. We are situated in a quiet Columbia neighborhood located at 1000 W. Green Meadows Rd. in Columbia, Missouri 65203.

Green Meadows Preschool Summer Program

Our summer program will begin in June. We welcome fulltime, as well as, part time enrollments for those students attending summer school. Our summer program is designed to: Enlarge our students world by exploring a different language and culture. Explore and exercise their minds and bring them new and meaningful challenges through our “Mini Society” program. Help pinpoint their fields of interest through a wide range of weekly activities designed to engage the children in educational and fun

Activities Include

In June:

  • Let’s get acquainted
  • Bug fun
  • Under the sea
  • Wild , Wild, West
  • Trip to Entomology Museum

In July:

  • Mini Society!
  • Theater Time
  • Swim Play at Pirates Cove
  • Trip to Forum 8 Movie Theater
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In August:

  • Animal Planet
  • Olympic Fun
  • Guest Speakers

Foreign Language & Culture

June through August we explore the Japanese language. This program is shared with students by Ms. Mine Exashi, a native of Japan. Ms. Mine is an amazing lady, a highly-valued member of our staff, and very excited to involve the students with her native language and culture.

Welcome to the Theater

In July we explore the theater. Our students will enjoy the process of putting on a play. Experiences include performing, set building, costumes, and marketing. Then we share our production with friends and family.

Mini Society!

The School age summer program implements a new program in July called: ”Mini-Society.” It’s an exciting hands-on unit designed to teach students about economics; it's also endorsed by the United States Department of Education. Students establish and name their own society, name and print their own currency, create and open a personal businesses, and establish their own government. The experience has your child engaged first-hand into the challenges and structure of entrepreneurship, economics, government, law, math, and ethics. In addition to subject-learning, students confront real-world paradigms that demonstrate the need and benefit of working cooperatively and actively. They are thrust into problem solving the issues, trying to find creative and sustainable solutions to the numerous problems in every society, and they finish the experience with a greater appreciation of not only how the world works, but also what you - their parents - face each and every day.


Activity Fee: ( One time fee, includes trip fees and transportation): $65.00

Optional Summer Activities:

  • Swim lessons through Machers swim school. They provide transportation from and back to the center. Fee: TBA
  • Soccer Shots offers weekly 30-40 minute on–site classes on the back playground. Basic soccer skills are taught with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and character development.
  • Fee: $70.00 for a 7 week session