The Early Education Center of First United Methodist Church recognizes that each child is a special and unique creation of God. Children live minute by minute and their development as infants, toddlers and preschoolers is shaped by the environment inside and outside of the home in which they learn and grow. At the Early Education Center, we strive to provide an enriched Christian atmosphere in which each child will have the opportunity to grow spiritually, emotionally, socially and cognitively.
Safe Haven. The early childhood years are the most important in the development of the child and an environment of trust, respect and love is vitally important in this development. These early childhood experiences are the foundation of self-development and learning. Our desire for a loving partnership between the Early Education Center and each child and their family is a major focus that helps to provide a safe and secure haven for each child’s growth within a Christ-centered environment.
Each Milestone Builds on the Last. Our philosophy seeks to provide a variety of age-appropriate experiences that encourages each individual child to develop a positive self-concept, experience love and respect for others, fulfill developmental and educational milestones, foster independence and become critical thinkers. Young children need to experience and know that they are loved, valued and enjoyed. Our philosophy steers the curriculum and teaching strategies needed to reflect a child-centered and experience-based program within a Christian environment.
Fun Activities & Special Events. There are so many special events throughout the year for the children and parents of the EEC...
- Pumpkin Carving Family Event (3 year old program)
- Thanksgiving Feast for Families (pre-K)
- Parents Night Out – December
- Christmas Celebration
- Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
- Easter Egg Events
- Participate in Sunday Worship Services
- Mother Day and Father Day Breakfast
- Wacky Olympics
- Preschool Graduation
- Pre-K Class – Monthly Field Trips to place such as Environmental Learning Center / McKee Jungle Garden / Publix Supermarket / Mr. Al Concert