The Early Childhood Center


1400 Wyncrest Dr

Ballwin, MO 63011


The Al-Salam Day School Early Childhood Center’s humble beginning began in the lower level of the Al-Salam Day School building located at 519 Weidman Road which is now used as a storage area.

In 2014, with the continuous support of the community, the 8200 sq. foot building located at 1400 Wyncrest was bought, completely renovated and specially designed to meet the needs of all children from ages 6 weeks old to Kindergarten.

At the ADS Early Childhood Center we believe in developing the child as a whole: emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually.

Our program is developed to meet the needs of each child at each grade level. Beginning in the daycare from ages 6 weeks to 18 months old and 18 months to 2 years of age, three preschool classes consisting of ages 3 to 5 and lastly the two Kindergarten classes filled with eager learners, ages 5 and 6.

At our fully accredited schools,  our goal is to foster happy, intelligent, well-adjusted children, who not only absorb the Islamic and academic teachings but carry a life-long love of Islamic and academic learning into the real world and represent the best of our society, inshaAllah.

From the one-of-a-kind Islamic programs to the experienced teachers, the ECC is safe, inviting, and a home away from home.

With the goal of creating a strong Islamic foundation, and producing a great generation of Ummah, children at the ECC learn:

  • To have an understanding and love for Allah (SWT)
  • To know who is the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through storytelling activities, teacher’s play and child’s play
  • To love the Qur’an as the book of Allah
  • To make wudu (ablution) and salah (prayer) and practice it
  • The basics of the Arabic language through games, puzzles, activities, movement
  • To recognize Arabic alphabet letters
  • To identify the Arabic names of shapes, colors, numbers, animals, body parts, etc.
  • To listen to and recite Arabic nasheeds that reinforce Arabic concept
  • To recite Islamic duas in Arabic
  • To engage in conversation and interactions with common vocabulary and useful phrases
  • To enjoy and memorize Islamic songs that develop character and promote pride in being Muslim

Before And After Care Program:

This program is designed to provide children with a safe, well-supervised, Islamic
atmosphere before and after school hours. Parents have two options:

1. Pre-registration:

  • Register for days and hours of Before and/or After Care prior to the
    beginning of each month.
  • Hours/ Rate
    • Before Care: 7:00am-7:45am –  $7 for the 45 minutes
    • After Care: 3:30pm-5:00pm – $7/hr calculated at 30 minutes intervals
      • 5pm-6pm- $12 per hour
    • Sibling Discount: add $4 for each additional child.

One time registration fee: $6.00

2. Call in advance on the same day:

  • Hours/Rate
    • Before: 7:00am- 7:45am – $9 for the 45 minutes
    • After: 3:30pm-5:00pm ($9/ hour calculated at 30 minute intervals
    • Sibling Discount:  add $5.00 for each additional child.
    • Call-In Childcare is subject to availability of space and staff.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up:

  • Parents and caregivers of all students must accompany their children to the classroom to sign them in when they drop them off at 7:45 am.
  • For part-time students, dismissal starts at 12:30 pm. A late fee of $5.00 applies at 12:35 for every 15 minutes.

Full-Time Students:

Dismissal Time: 3:15-3:30pm.  A late fee of $5.00 applies at 3:30 pm for every 15 minutes.

Part-Time Students:

Dismissal Time: 12:30 pm.  A late fee of $5.00 applies at 12:35 pm for every 15 minutes.

The late fee also applies to children in the daycare who have not been picked up on time.



Kindergarten (Montessori_ECC): 7:45 am – 3:15 pm. Cut off Date is September 1st.

$5,500 Annual Tuition Fee


Pre-School (Montessori_ECC): PK3/4-FT (7:45 am – 3:15 pm)

$6,300 Annual Tuition Fee


Pre-School (Montessori_ECC): PK3/4-PT (7:45 am – 12:30 pm)

$4,800 Annual Tuition Fee


Day Care (Montessori_ECC): “See separate table for details”

Toddler’s Community (TC) 2-3 year old

Infant’s Community (IC) 2 month – 2 year old

Sibling Discount: The lowest fee will be considered to calculate the discount

2nd child                                                   10% off

3rd child                                                    15% off

4th child                                                    20% off


Advance Full Payment Discount: 3% if FULL tuition fee is received by August 1, 2019.

See the school’s Finance Manager for more details.


5% of tuition deposit to be paid to at the time of enrollment to reserve a seat and to complete the enrollment. Please note this deposit is non-refundable.


Other Fees (non-refundable):

Day Care Application Fee: $50 per student

Financial Aid Application Fee: $50 per family


*Note: Application fee: waived January-March

$50 April-May

$100 June-onward

ECC Hours: 7AM-5PM
Mondays to Fridays


As of 2019-20, there are no uniforms for ECC students including KG.