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800 SE Church St
Lee's Summit, MO 64063


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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
6:30am to 6:00pm

Enrollment info

Children ages 12 months to 12 years old

Full and part-time weekly enrollment accepted

Our Director-Angie

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In The Beginning….

Little Learner was established in December of 1997 by Bill and Emily Hammerly of Lee’s Summit. Together they built Little Learner from the ground up. Building the center themselves allowed them to design, customize and create a school-like environment with large classrooms, lots of windows, huge outdoor play area and elevated security.

Since opening on December 1, 1997, Emily has maintained day to day operations with the help of her Director/Office Manager, Angie Watkins (also her sister). Their team effort provides Little Learner with stable and consistent leadership, knowledgeable and experienced guidance and constant daily interaction with teachers, students and parents.

Emily graduated from Rockhurst University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in Accounting. Her business knowledge and education has helped create a solid business while making a difference in children’s lives. Her dedication is to making Little Learner the best it can be in both quality childcare and early childhood education. She credits much of Little Learner's success to great teachers. Through their experience and creativity, Little Learner has grown into the best preschool and childcare center in Lee’s Summit!

In Emily’s Words…..

Little Learner Owner - Emily HammerlyDear Parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you in my own words why Little Learner is the best preschool and childcare center in Lee’s Summit.

I started LL in 1997 and have been there every day making sure all of the kids at LL are taken care of in a way I would want for my own children. I spend every day there in order to ensure this quality care is given because I care.

I think my hands-on involvement as an owner sets us apart as a daycare that really cares about your children and about making sure our teachers are doing the best job possible. We have a great group of teachers and their level of commitment is obvious to our parents.

Our parents have a sense of security and peace, knowing their children are in a caring environment. Each child has their own classroom with their own age-group and they are never moved around or shuffled from room to room to fulfill teacher ratios. Your child’s classroom is the same every day.

Additionally, we don’t move our teachers around to different classrooms. Your child’s teachers are consistent so we create a true classroom environment which creates a real student-teacher bond and stability..

We have so many families that have been with LL for years and their referrals have helped keep us fully enrolled for the past 12 years. If you come by and visit LL, I know you will immediately feel a difference and understand why we are the best in LS and have created a solid reputation of which we are very proud. We are not a “chain” and I do not leave it up to other people to run my center. I think you will truly be impressed!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. I hope you find it informative and a reflection of our quest toward quality childcare and excellence in early childhood education.


Emily Hammerly
Owner, Little Learner