where learning is fun!

At Tiger Tots we believe children learn best in a safe, friendly, family-like environment that challenges their creativity and thinking. Our teachers use Missouri Early Learning Standards to create educational and engaging lesson plans that find your child’s individual learning style and build on the skills they already possess. Through a careful balance of structured learning time, child-directed play, and engaging activities your child’s knowledge of the world around them can grow exponentially. We want your child to enjoy the learning process and look forward to coming to Tiger Tots each and every day!


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Excellence in Education for Ages Birth through Twelve Years



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Together in All Kinds of Weather

Tiger Tots love to be together. So many of our activities are designed to help our Tots learn to respect and appreciate one another. For instance, food is served family style which provides an opportunity to teach table manners and helps each child develop good eating habits.

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Overrun by Learning Fun

preschool curriculum

The curriculum at Tiger Tots Academy is based on the Missouri Early Learning Standards which include literacy, social/emotional development, math, science, physical development, and health and safety. Teachers use these standards as a foundation for creating lesson plans that include structured learning time, directed play and fun activities to help each child develop curiosity and school readiness.

Learning Fun

Just look at some of the learning fun we like to have:
  • Learning about solar power while making s'mores in a solar oven

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Where preschool is cool!

Special Activities

Just look at some of the fun activities your children will get to do over the course of a year:
  • Paint with balloons
  • String lacing beads to learn how to count
  • Have a dance party
  • Wet Wednesday (when it's hot outside)
  • Cook S'Mores
  • Build a noodle tower

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Quality Affordable Preschool

“I have three children, with three very different personalities and needs (infant, shy-toddler, outgoing-toddler). The teachers at Tiger Tots know just how to interact with my kiddos, and they love coming to school everyday. My favorite things about the center are the consistent teachers, the curriculum, and the communication of staff. Thank you Tiger Tots, for making quality daycare affordable & loving my kiddos :)”

-Amanda H.

Excellent Teachers

“When my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher told me she was at the top of her class I contributed her success to the excellent teachers at Tiger Tots. Even though my children are older now they still enjoy spending their school out days at Tiger Tots.”

– Cheri D.

New Adventure

“My son just finished his 2nd week at Tiger Tots Academy and we are very impressed and love it already! At first he was scared to begin this new adventure, but now he is so excited to go every morning!”

– Cristy S.

Best Activities for Kids

“My son is 10-months-old and has been attending Tiger Tots since he was 3-months-old. He absolutely loves it! When we pull up in the morning, and he realizes where we are, he gets a big smile on his face. His teachers are all so caring and have the best activities for the kids to do.”

– Ashley G.

Making a Positive Difference

“I saw a positive difference in my child’s behavior after only a few days at Tiger Tots. Now I have both my children enrolled.”

– Meghan F.

No Place Better

“I have never had my daughter at a better place! The teachers truly care about the kids and teaching them. My daughter loves her school and all her friends and teachers! Best place ever for kids!”

-Erin M.

Best in Columbia

“I am so thankful for them and the wonderful staff they have. I tell anyone that I meet with kids to enroll them right away! They are the best in Columbia!!”

-Rebecca R.

Prepared for School

“You guys were absolutely great over the past few years with our son Tristan. Your facility and staff are the reason he is so prepared for school! Thank you very much!”

– Neil P.