Home Page Logo
Our Students
Early Childhood Staff
Eligibility Criteria
Parents as Teachers Staff

Where little tigers learn to ROAR!

Little Tiger.jpg

Butterfly Friends

Thank you Cornerstone Dental!

Thank you Cornerstone Dental!

V is for violin.

Gingerbread Baking

Gingerbread Houses

Thanksgiving Sharing


Classes times:

AM: 8:00-11:00

PM: 12:00-3:00

*Doors open 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Programs run in the morning from Monday to Thursday and afternoon Monday to Friday.  Children may attend 2-5 days a week based on age and educational need.

Snacks are served through the Carthage R-9 food service program at breakfast (AM classes) and lunch prices (PM classes).


PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]



September 022.jpg

How to Build a School

Pumpkin Carving with our District Admininstration

Early Childhood Center

The ECSE program serves children three years to five years of age (not Kindergarten eligible). We have seven integrated classrooms which are taught by a certified Early Childhood Special Education Teacher. Our program implements the Emerging Language and Literacy Curriculum (ELLC). In our classrooms, children experience a wonderful early childhood opportunity. Our daily schedule allows for a language-enriched circle time, shared storybook reading, teacher-directed phonological awareness activities, music and movement, learning centers, and recess. Our focus is developing each child's language skills, social/emotional skills, adaptive behavior skills, fine/gross motor skills, and cognitive skills to prepare him/her for Kindergarten. If you are interested in participating in our program, you must schedule a FREE screening with Carthage R-9 Parents As Teachers program. Please call (417) 359-7012 to schedule your screening.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Carthage R-9 Early Childhood Department is to provide early intervention to create a foundation for Kindergarten readiness in a positive learning environment.

We believe that high quality Early Childhood education should   provide a multidisciplinary team approach to best service early childhood students.  That multidisciplinary team approach includes but is not limited to Early Childhood Classroom Services, speech/language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision-impaired instruction, and hearing impaired instruction.

We believe that all services are based on a child's need and individualized to meet each child's needs.

We believe that the parent is a vital member of our multidisciplinary team.

No Excuses Here


Congratulations to Carthage's newest No Exuses University School!  This means our school community is devoted to the six exceptional systems of the No Excuses University. 


The six systems are:

  • Culture of Universal Achievement
  • Collaboration
  • Standard Alignment
  • Assessment
  • Data Management
  • Interventions


No news posted

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes will be February 7th and 8th.  You must return your old packet if you would like retakes.

PTO Meetings

PTO Meetings will be held the 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00pm.  There will be a translator available.  We hope to see you there!

3 Little Pigs Play

Constitution Day

School Board Appreciation

School Board Appreciation
Today: 4/26/17