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 info@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.
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
Regular Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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.
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.
Parents must provide snacks, lunches, and drinks for the day.
Classes are available for ages six-weeks old through K4. (Children cannot be old enough to attend kindergarten.)
A calendar is published annually and can be emailed upon request. We follow Saraland City School’s calendar in regards to inclement weather.