Upper Room Early Learning Center is a private, non-profit center located in Kansas City, Missouri. Since its inception in 2002, the center has provided quality Early Childhood Literacy based educational services for families in the community.


  • Infants: 6 weeks – 12 months
  • Toddlers: 12 months – 2 years
  • Early Preschool: 2 – 3 years
  • Preschool: 3 – 4 years
  • Pre-Kindergarten: 4 – 4.5 years
  • Kindergarten Enrichment (transitional): 4.5 – 5 years

At the Upper Room Early Learning Center, we are dedicated to serving the needs of young children by providing high-quality, culturally diverse early childhood programming within a safe, nurturing environment. The center will encourage the physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive development of each child through the use of developmentally appropriate practices while ensuring parents’ peace of mind in the care and services we render.


We promote children to become lifelong learners. Our Early Learning Center uses a developmentally appropriate curriculum that focuses on the whole child and emphasizes the development of literacy. The child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills develop through:

  • Active exploration and investigation
  • Personal discovery
  • Reorganization of the physical environment
  • Support from adults


Your child’s first educational experience is an important time in their lives and yours. We believe that every child is unique and special, with social, physical, and emotional needs. We respect them as individuals by offering an environment featuring a caring, dedicated, and experienced staff committed to the growth of your child.

Both you and your child will receive the personal attention that is required to create a trusting relationship with us. We believe that parents are their child’s first teacher and most important mentor in their life. We want to partner with you to enhance your child’s learning and development. We are a welcoming Family Engagement Center.


  • Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
  • Qualified and Experienced Staff
  • Safe, Secure, Caring Atmosphere
  • Free, Nutritious Meals and Snacks
  • All Staff are CPR/First Aid Certified
  • French Lessons: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrichment Classes (curriculum by Académie Lafayette)


Placing your child in the right Early Learning Center is an important decision for you and your child(ren)s educational future. We would love to help with that.


Give us a call to schedule a tour and meet our staff.
Upper Room Early Learning Center
5900 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130


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  • "We love Upper Room. You all have a great team and do wonderful activities with our kids. It’s actually one of the best after school programs I’ve seen". -- Callie M.
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