Our Programs

The Maren Fund provides education programs to parents
and children with  Down Syndrome ages 2 and 19+.
**All of our programs will be conducted online through December of 2020, resuming in-person classes in January of 2021. Visit each class page for more information regarding online class structure and pricing. 

Class Dates & Times

Download our 2020-21 class schedule for specific dates and times:

Early Childhood

These classes are for anyone new to the program with a child under the age of 4-years old. This class focuses on development of pre-literacy, language, and numeracy skills. Classes involve a short parent lecture followed by play-based learning with the parent and child together.

Maren Prep

Classes for middle and high school kids with Down syndrome.


Our goal is to continue to support and build academic, communication and social skills for older kids.  

Parents do not attend these classes. Information is sent home with the child so parents can continue to implement things discussed in class while at home. 

The Learning Program

Designed to empower parents to teach their children literacy, math and other skills using evidence-based materials and methods.  


Supplements formal literacy and math education through direct instruction to parents and children with customized materials and support.  

Parents and children both come to class. While the kids work on skills, parents receive a lecture on a particular topic.


Materials are sent home monthly allowing parents to work with their children throughout the month to build their skills.

Other Services

We offer a variety of additional programs and services such as  one-on-one tutoring, behavior classes, summer classes and in-services to teachers, therapists and administrators as needed. Please contact us directly if interested.   

Where we meet

The Maren Fund is not housed in a physical location. We work with partners around the community to have classes at the following locations in the St. Louis area. 

Toddler Time

St. Gerard Magella
1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd

Kirkwood, MO 63122 

Early Childhood 

St Louis ARC
1177 N Warson Rd

St. Louis, MO 63132 

Level 1 Class

Kirkwood Early Childhood Center (KECC)

100 N. Sappington Road

Kirkwood, MO 63122 

Level 2, Level 3, Jr. Grad Group

Kirkwood Early Childhood Center (KECC)

100 N. Sappington Road

Kirkwood, MO 63122 

Graduate Group & After School Academy

St. Gerard Majella
1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd

Kirkwood, MO 63122 

Club 21

980 Horan Dr.

Fenton, MO 63026

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