Our Early Learning Center is open to children ages six-weeks old through K4. Please call us today for a tour! You can reach us at 251.675.2728 or brandy@saralandumc.org.   Mission Statement: The Early Learning Center is a ministry of Saraland United Methodist Church. It is our desire to teach God’s love and exemplify Jesus in our daily interactions with children. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment coupled with quality, age-appropriate education for children six-weeks old through K4.
 
Teaching Philosophy:
 
We work to incorporate biblical principles throughout our learning opportunities while providing a Christian perspective of the world. We believe that the love of Christ can be experienced early in a child’s development. Our team of early childhood educators strives to use developmentally appropriate practices, focusing on the child’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical growth. Intentional small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratios allow for individualized attention and success during whole class, teacher-directed instruction. Child-directed activity centers coupled with hands-on experiences engage each child’s natural curiosity and encourage the exploration of God’s world at a child’s own pace.   The Early Learning Center works cooperatively with parents to implement the process of a Christian education. We welcome a diversity of children who can experience God’s love, grow in it, and carry it into the world.
REGISTRATION INFO:
Registration is open to the public. Specific information regarding registration can be obtained by calling the ELC office at 251.675.2904.
 
DAYS/FEES: (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
2-day option (M/W or T/Th): $155/month
3-day option: $230/month
4-day option (Mon-Thu): $305/month
5-day option (Mon-Fri) $380/month
Call for K3/K4 pricing.
MUST be potty trained to enter K3.
 
ANNUAL FEES:
Registration fee: $100 due at time of registration
Building/Maintenance fee: $50 due July 1st
Supply fee: $50 due August 1st
Book fee (K3 & K4): $50 due August 1st
HOURS: Regular Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
Early Morning Care:
7:00-8:00 am The cost of Early Morning care is $25/month for two days each week,
$37.50/month for three days each week, $50/month for four days each week, and $62.50/month for five days each week.
 
After School Care:
2:00-5:30 p.m. After school care is $45/month for two days each week, $67.50/month for three days each week, $90/month for four days each week, and $110/month for five days each week.
 
MEALS & SNACKS
Parents must provide snacks, lunches, and drinks for the day. We do have a small microwave to warm lunches.
 
AGES
Classes are available for ages six-weeks old through K4. (Children cannot be old enough to attend kindergarten.)
 
CALENDAR
A calendar is published annually and can be emailed upon request. We follow Saraland City School’s calendar in regards to inclement weather.