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Northwest Missouri State University


Leet Center (Photo by University Photography)
Leet Center (Photo by University Photography)
Leet Center (Photo by University Photography)

Welcome to the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families

Cindy ScarbroughIt is my highest pleasure to introduce you to the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families.  At the Leet Center, family relationships and children are our passion!  At the heart of our learning together you will find educators who see children as capable learners.  Children learn through investigation, exploration and communication.  Our pre-school environment is a natural home-like atmosphere that is filled with inquiry and joy each day.

The Leet Center is also home to our developing outdoor classroom and we believe that all the learning that happens indoors can also be present in the outdoor spaces.  Open-ended materials and carefully cultivated spaces provide a place for collaboration, thinking and representation of ideas.  Our learning community includes educators and university students who are working together to listen and learn with children. Children, educators and families each play an important role in honoring the intellectual and emotional integrity of children. 

We look forward to becoming a part of your child’s life journey.  

Our Best,

Cindy Rouner
Director