Welcome to
the First United
Methodist Learning Center!

UPDATE: Ones, Twos and Fours are full, waiting list only. 
Two openings remain in the 3-day three year old class.
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1 Yr Olds 2 Yr Olds 3 Yr Olds Voluntary Pre-K Extended Care Our Staff

This preschool opened in 1992 and offers classes five days a week in the morning and extended care.

Our program uses the Creative Curriculum and includes:

  • art
  • music
  • story time
  • learning time
  • Kinder Gym
  • playground time
  • snack
  • chapel time
  • and lots of fun!
We have family activities such as Mothers'
Teas, Dads' Dessert Nights,
Pageant, Spring Musical, Field Trips and more!
We are members of the United Methodist Association
of Preschoolers, and our teachers are trained
through the Dept. of Children and Families.
We look forward to meeting you!

One Year Olds (Must Be 1 by 9/1)

Program Program Days Program Hours
1 Day Monday or Wednesday 9:00a-12:00p
1 Day Afternoon Monday 1:00p-4:00p
2 Day Monday, Wednesday 9:00a-12:00p

Afternoon program must have a minimum requirement of participants.
Children enrolled in the ONE YEAR OLD program are NOT eligible for Lunch Bunch or add on options.

Mothers Morning Out is designed for children at least one year old. We look at this option as a first time preschool experience for tikes, an introduction to being away from mom and dad, and a way to start interacting with other children.

The classroom has lots of push and pull toys, chunky blocks, puzzles, balls, baby dolls, kitchen, and lots of toddler toys.  The Learning Center music teacher sings with the children on Mondays and Wednesdays, and uses shakers, scarves, and bubbles.

This is a toddler play group. 

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Daily Schedule Example:

9:00-9:25 Parent Drop Off/Free Play
9:25-9:30 Mini Clean Up
9:30-9:45 Art Activity
9:45-10:00 Ball Time
10:00-10:30 Snack & Story Time
10:30-10:45 Puzzle Time/Block Building
10:45-11:00 Diapers/Potty
11:00-11:30 Music/Bubbles/Flannel Board/Shakers
Mon/Wed: with Mrs. Rachel, Music Teacher
Fri: with CDs
11:30-12:00 Video/Quiet Time/Clean Up
12:00 Parent Pick Up

Two Year Olds (Must Be 2 by 9/1)

The two year old children are now starting the preschool program.  They are filled with energy and curiosity about the world and are developing a sense of awareness about other children and their own abilities. 

Program Program Days Program Hours
2 Day Tuesday, Thursday 9:00a-12:00p
3 Day Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00a-12:00p

We teach them to begin to learn to share, be kind to their neighbor, use gentle hands, follow directions, sit for short periods of time, and follow simple directions.

Every day, all children will have:

  • learning time
  • story time
  • art
  • music
  • playground time
  • center time
  • snack time

They enjoy Kinder Gym and Chapel twice a month.  Our small class sizes encourage lots of one-on-one time.  The main goal is to have FUN!


Three Year Olds (Must Be 3 by 9/1)

Program Program Days Program Hours
2 Day Extended Tuesday, Thursday 9:00a-2:00p
3 Day Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00a-12:00p
5 Day Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00p

Afternoon program must have a minimum requirement of participants. 

Three year old children are developing well socially and can listen, follow directions, play well with other children, and can really enjoy the preschool program. We encourage language skills and being able to communicate their needs by talking, talking, talking.

Through daily art, music, story time, learning time and center time, the children concentrate on pre-writing skills through small motor activities such as:

  • puzzles
  • clay
  • tracing
  • sorting
  • paint
  • sand and water tables
  • manipulative toys
  • blocks
  • scissors
                                    and much more!

Beginning math games and activities are played in the classroom and with the music teacher.  Large motor skills are learned during Kinder Gym and playground games. All children begin to recognize letters and letter sounds.


Our small class sizes encourage lots of
one-on-one time and allow teachers to
recognize the needs of each individual child.

Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) Program (Must Be 4 by 9/1)

This is a free state funded program for four year old children.  The Learning Center has three VPK classes and uses the Creative Curriculum. Children attend preschool Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. We have a VPK Readiness of 100.

Register online at: https://vpkcp.floridaearlylearning.com/

Program Program Days Program Hours
3 Day Extended Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00a-2:00p
5 Day Monday-Friday 9:00-12:15p

Afternoon program must have a minimum requirement of participants. 

Extended Care

Extended hours are from 7:00a-6:00p.

Children in Two, Three and Four year old (VPK) programs are eligible for add on options. Fees for this program are in addition to the monthly tuition. A general drop off will be available at 8:50a at no additional charge.  


Our Staff


2015 16 staff

New This Year!
Dawn Dewey MMO Teacher
Jamie Bryant After CareTeacher
Sue Opgenorth MMO and Twos Assistant

Welcome to new staff members for After Care program
 Tori Hornick and Margaret Locke.

All classrooms are well staffed with the Teacher and Assistant Teacher at all times. There is low turnover, and most of our staff members have worked at The Learning Center for many years, as seen in the table below:

Wendy Davis - Director Sarah Bosque - Assistant
Kim Bertsch - VPK  Sue Emerson - Assistant
Lily Frets - VPK  Jamie Bryant - After Care Teacher
Victoria Overbay - VPK  Margie Severance - VPK Assistant
Liz Quinn - Teacher Carolyn Gallina - VPK Assistant
Melissa Klyce - Kinder-gym Leslie King - VPK Assistant
Rachael Cravins - Music/Sub. Sue Opgenorth-MMO/Twos Assistant
Dawn Dewey - MMO Dana McIntyre-After Care Assistant
Kimberly Meyers - Teacher  


If you would like an information packet sent
to you,
please email the preschool at:

or phone 407-656-9228

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