The Early Learning Center uses a hands-on approach to learning. It adheres to the philosophy that children learn best by doing. Therefore, each child experiences a variety of activities in which he/she is an active participant. It is important to provide an environment that will foster the positive development of the total child. Implicit in this philosophy is the awareness of a child’s need to be taught God’s love as expressed by the Christian faith.
It is the goal of the Early Learning Center to encourage growth in all areas: spiritual, emotional, social, cognitive and physical. The Early Learning Center strives to foster independence and to provide an accepting and challenging environment appropriate for the age and stage of development of the individual child. The Staff and Board of the Early Learning Center, as well as the membership of the First United Methodist Church, strive to strengthen the family through parent education and by being active child advocates, promoting those issues that are in the best interest of children and the family structure.