Precious Hearts Learning Center

 Hours of Operation

Open Monday-Friday from 6:45 am  -  5:45 pm

Caring for children 6 weeks to 12 years

Precious Hearts Learning Center is Closed today, February 7, 2019


Welcome to Precious Hearts Learning Center.  My name is Stacy Gerau and I am currently the Director/President of our facility. My husband, John Gerau and I have owned and operated a childcare program for 31 years. Our goal and dream is to provide educational and social development hand in hand to children.

Our tailored focus on academics and the whole child means that every child will find a happy, loving, caring home environment at PHLC. We started out as a small home provider program with 10 children and quickly realized how much we enjoyed caring for children. After 7 years of home daycare we expanded our facility to its current license. We currently have 119 children enrolled in our program with 13 current employees. Here at Precious Hearts we "Believe in your Dreams"  and we want to provide each child the opportunity to succeed.


Precious Hearts Learning Center will provide a “home away from home”, so that your child will feel as if he/she is a part of a large family setting.  We will provide your child with the highest quality of care possible, while also making the atmosphere safe, secure, and trustworthy.  We will enhance each child’s cognitive, creative, fine motor, gross motor, social, and emotional skills through learning, imagination, and exploration.

Each child will be treated as a special individual and will be taught to respect others.  Your child will be taught how to play together as a group without regards to the differences in age.  We will encourage your child not to be afraid, but rather to be curious and explore the different areas of life.  He/she will be encouraged to strive toward his/her goals and dreams. 

We want to be dependable to each parent and child and look forward to communicating with you and accomplishing the many goals you set for your child.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, each child will receive the love and nurturing that he/she needs at such a young age. 

Our goal at Precious Hearts Learning Center is to teach your children (child) the necessary skills in life.  We want them to feel more independent, which builds self-esteem.  In addition to their self-help skills, we want to prepare them for the next level of learning and develop their social skills.  We want them to “Believe in Your Dreams” and enjoy being a child. 

Virtual Tour 

We are excited to share new photos of our newly remodeled facility. We are finishing the last room and will be up-dating the virtual tour soon. We are very excited to be showing our new Infant/Toddler Program that just opened. 

Please enjoy a virtual tour of our facilities. Click any of the images to enlarge them and view a slide show.

2700 Ballenger Lane,

Columbia, MO 

 (573) 474-2073

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