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Lion Cub Academy

Lion Cub Academy

Why the Lion Cub Academy?

Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for your children.

Our Academy is designed to create an atmosphere of security and mutual trust to foster your child's development emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually.

We are committed to providing high-quality child care and enriched educational opportunities. Advantages offered by our Academy include an unrivaled outdoor classroom area and professional catering from the university food service nutritionists. 

We work in partnership with the Teacher Education Department to provide a platform for university students to experience real-life skills in child development, education and safety. Clinical field experiences and internships are available through specific courses. 

We offer employment opportunities to develop your career in the fields of education and child care. We are passionate about employing and partnering with MSSU academic departments in training high-quality educators and practitioners.   

Click here for more information about our extensive academic partnerships and employment opportunities. 

We are now open to the public for enrollment applications.

We are located on the corner of Goetz Boulevard and Newman Road in the Joplin Regional Center Building. Have a look at our campus map to locate our facility. 

You are welcome to make an appointment to tour our facility or to inquire about tuition rates.

Contact the Department

Ceason Nance 
Phone: 417-625-9360