First United Methodist Preschool - Lake Wales FL Child Care Facility

230 5th St , Lake Wales FL 33853
(863) 676-6617

About the Provider

Description: First United Methodist Preschool focuses on the whole child socially, cognitively, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our program is based on the guidelines established by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Each child is born with potential. We know that the Preschool years are the most critical time in a child’s development. They will learn trust, self-expression and self worth, depending on their environment and experiences. We, therefore, as an extension of the family, provide them with a warm, caring safe and secure environment in which to explore and discover those things around them and within themselves. In this environment, we offer the opportunities for children to make choices that will enhance their naturally emerging skills. We encourage independent thinking, curiosity, exploration and discovery through development appropriate curriculum, materials and methods. It is through movement and discovery, rather than a mobile state that children grasp and learn about the world around them.

First United Methodist Preschool provides a developmentally academic program. As stated above we believe that children learn developmentally, therefore the emphasis of our program is on the individual child and his/her own level of development; thus most of a child’s time is spent moving from activity to activity as he/she chooses, with the teacher stimulating, not demanding, him/her to experience new learning situations. The rooms are filled with learning centers for the children to work in and the teachers keep detailed records of the children’s progress. Group learning situations are also planned in which the children participated in field trips, in activities encouraging self-expression and creativity, or in projects touching the fields of science, music, art or physical development. Our belief is that children don’t need to be forced to learn. They want to learn and they will. We provide those opportunities for them and then they enhance them with their imagination, innocence and eagerness to discover and explore.

Additional Information: Provider First Licensed on: 1/1/88;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: C10PO0238
  • Capacity: 150
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: VPK Provider; After School;Before School;Half Day
  • Initial License Issue Date: Jan 01, 1988
  • District Office: Judicial Circuit 10
    200 North Kentucky Avenue, Suite 322
    Lakeland, Florida 33801
  • District Office Phone: (863) 499-2222 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Demetria Nail

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