Lindbergh Early Childhood Education (formerly known as Affton-Lindbergh Early Childhood Education) began as a half-day preschool program in the Affton School District in 1971 at Gotsch School. A full-day preschool program was initiated in 1974. As the program grew, Affton no longer had room to expand. Lindbergh Schools was contacted in 1984 regarding a merger since Truman Middle School was no longer in use. The joint program was housed at Truman until 1991, when it was moved to Concord School.
In July 2006, Affton and Lindbergh decided to separate, with ECE remaining at the Concord School location. In January 2011, the program moved into a new state-of-the-art facility next to Lindbergh High School. In August 2015, the part-day preschool program moved to ECE West, located behind to Truman Middle School.
ECE programs include Parents as Teachers, full-day and part-day preschool, and before and after school programs. Our curriculum is based on the understanding that children learn best with the help of their parents, teachers and peers, through experience with their physical and social environment. Lindbergh Early Childhood Education's mission is to join with families in learning, inspiring and influencing the future. Since 1971, ECE has continually developed a multitude of early childhood education program options to fulfill the ever-increasing demands of students ages two through fifth grade. ECE is open to families throughout the St. Louis area.