Speech-and-Hearing_2About the Language Preschool and Toddler Group

The MU Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with the generous support of the Scottish Rite opened the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool. This preschool serves children aged 2 to 5 years with or without speech and language difficulties. MU Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences seniors and graduate students are clinicians for this preschool under the direct supervision of certified faculty. Given the intense speech and language focus of this program, a very low clinician to student ratio is maintained, approximating 1 clinician for every 2-3 students.

Who should consider this language preschool?

  • If your child aged 2-5 has been diagnosed with a speech and/or language problem.
  • If you want your child to have preschool experience in a language-rich environment.
  • If your child is developing normally and you want him/her to have social and learning experiences with a small group of children and many capable, energetic speech-language clinicians.

Other benefits

  • Easy access to 124 Clark Hall at Providence and Rollins Roads
  • Very low student/clinician ratio
  • Speech and language focus
  • Scholarships available based on need
  • Individual therapy available

Download the Preschool Application Packet

Policy of Non-Discrimination

Faculty, students, and staff in the Robert G. Combs Language Preschool actively follow a policy of nondiscrimination in compliance with Federal civil rights laws. All can expect to be treated fairly and without regard to age, color, ethnicity, gender identity, handicap or disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a parent or veteran.


  • Toddler Group (2-3 years old) meets on Tuesday/Thursday, 9am-11am
  • Preschool Classes (3-5 years old) meet on Monday/Wednesday, 9am-11am OR Tuesday/Thursday, 1pm-3pm
  • Fall, Spring and Summer semesters


The Robert G. Combs Language Preschool is located on the first floor of Clark Hall on the University of Missouri campus.
View Google Map | (573) 882-8538

Fax Number: (573) 884-8686

For more information please contact
Greta Hull, MHS, CCC-SLP, Preschool Director

The Robert G. Combs Language Preschool was established and is supported by the Scottish Rite Masons of Columbia.ScottishRiteNew