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First United Methodist Church Early Care Center

104 South Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 366-9522


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We offer a hands-on, theme-based approach to learning using a whole language approach that allows children to learn at their own pace whild the teachers offer support.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our Mission:
We believe that the First United Methodist Church Early Care Center is summoned by God to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by ministering to yourng children and their families by providing a quality educational program which promotes developmentally appropriate growth: spiritually, physicall, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

We recognize the importance of parents being their child's first teacher and work cooperatively with the families to bridge the gap between home and school.

A Typical Day

Every classroom's schedule varies depending upon the age of the children it serves. Elements that are common for every room include but are not limited to: 2 snacks a day, 2 opportunities to play outside, 2 opportunities for learning centers, opportunities for free choice and teacher directed activities, opportunities to work in small and large groups and also individually. Our day also includes the very important - naptime.