Offering new hope and opportunity for children and families to flourish.

North Center

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Sparking Change and Giving Hope

We are North Center, a catalyst in the community sparking change.

We are actively altering the early childhood education conversation.

We are leading by example.

We show that together, we can make bigger strides and accomplish more.

We help families confidently rise to the challenges of everyday life.

We help every child reach his/her inherent potential in the classroom and at home.


Located in Pleasant Valley, MO, between I-35 and I-435, nestled off of I-35 and South Liberty Parkway, UICS-North Center is our newest accredited early childhood education facility. A diverse area bringing together students and families from multiple counties and landscapes, UICS-North Center offers a high caliber educational experience with capacity for 70+ students, ranging from six weeks to five years of age. With an exceptional history of staff success working with students with disabilities and their unique needs, we are proud to introduce the North Center as the newest member of the UICS family that will further our mission in offering great opportunity for children and families all across the Kansas City Metro to flourish.

Our continued emphasis on the arts as the consistent driving force behind quality curriculum will extend at UICS-North Center and continue our high degree of kindergarten readiness for every child that steps through our doors. We are excited to continue building bridges, inspiring minds, and impacting futures through a legacy of learning in this vital community.



Families interested in enrollment are encouraged to complete the Enrollment Inquiry Form on our Admissions page.  Families will be contacted as soon as openings become available.

Infant & Toddler (6 weeks to 3 years)

In the North Center infant and toddler classrooms, the focus is on sensory experiment and development. This is the first step in helping infants grow into curious children. We also begin working on social and emotional development in the infant room. Our individualized interactions with infants readies them for future exploration and education.

Pre-School (3 years to 5 years)

Pre-School students at North Center will grow empathy and understanding as they learn to socialize with others, solve problems, and develop self-confidence. Students continue to expand their social and emotional development. Along the way they also develop better listening, language and cognitive skills in preparation for kindergarten.