Preschool Soft Opening

Hi Family,

My name is Jessica Carter. I am a third-year Ph.D. student and small business owner from St. Louis, Missouri. I'm asking for your help in keeping plans afloat for the grand opening of my preschool, Legends Academy.

Legends Academy is a private preschool located in Florissant, Missouri.  I created this small, yet engaging preschool with every intention of providing a “home away from home” atmosphere with a challenging curriculum for 20 Baby Scholars this Fall 2020. As a childcare educator of 20 years, I am passionate about diverse, inclusive, rewarding learning opportunities for all children. I began erecting this dream in May of 2019. It has been quite a journey! After months of campaigning, I successfully gained the support of the City of Florissant and an ordinance was passed that allowed me to begin developing the preschool in the business district.  

COVID-19 has caused a devastating blow to our renovation funds. Many inspections and approvals that are necessary to ensure a successful opening day was postponed for months and caused great financial burdens.  This has created a huge financial burden, considering that we still have to pay building costs, utilities, insurance, staff, and other debts.

We are doing all of this while completing a $30,000 renovation project, but I believe this educational facility is needed in North St. Louis County. We are still in need of:

Children's furniture
Office equipment
Playground equipment


We are STILL determined to provide quality service and value to the community we love. Please help ensure our soft opening by donating today!

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