A quality early childhood program considers the whole child: physical, mental, and spiritual growth. As a church-sponsored center, we strive to provide a Christian, cheerful, success-oriented environment. Our goal in our mixed age classes is to enhance social and emotional development and encourage intellectual development, while avoiding the pitfalls of age and readiness separation. Emphasis will be upon creative, individualized learning experiences as well as the group living experiences that are important to the child at this stage of life. All classes will meet for chapel once a month.
About the Early Learning Center:
For more information about ELC, call 541-928-4363
What is the ELC?
A quality early childhood program considers the whole child: physical, mental, and spiritual growth. As a church-sponsored center, we strive to provide a Christian cheerful, success-oriented environment. Our goal in our mixed age classes is to enhance social and emotional development and encourage intellectual development, while avoiding the pitfalls of age and readiness separation. Emphasis will be upon creative, individualized learning experiences as well as the group living experiences that are important to the child at this stage of life. All classes will meet for chapel once a month.
Albany First United Methodist Early Learning Center offers a variety of programs:
- Preschool for children 2.5 through 5 two to five days per week, 9:15 – 11:30 AM.
- Combination of class and full or part day child care, between 7:15 AM and 5:30 PM.
- Summer child care for ages 2.5 (must be potty trained) through elementary school age.
Quarter Time – 2.5 hours or less
1 day – $95
2 days – $175
3 days – $250
4 days – $325
5 days – $400
Half Time – 2.6 to 5 hours
1 day – $165
2 days – $300
3 days – $415
4 days – $550
5 days – $680
Full Time – over 5 hours
1 day – $200
2 days – $380
3 days – $555
4 days – $750
5 days – $920
Our center is open from 7:15 AM until 5:30 PM. We do not have hourly rates. In the case of an unplanned event that will affect your hours, talk to the director at 541-928-4363 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration fee for the first student is $50, each additional child is $25. We will not process any registration without the registration fee.
Annual maintenance fee for first student is $60, each additional child is $30.
Want to know more?
You can contact the director of the Early Learning Center by calling the ELC office (541-928-4363) or by e-mail (email@example.com).
Registration is held in early spring each year. A non-refundable fee is due upon receipt of your child’s registration forms. (State immunization form is required.) A good time to come and visit our school and pick up registration materials is in March.
Lori Ann Mohr is the ELC Director, a teacher, and a childcare provider. She has an AA, focusing on child development and psychology, from LBCC and has been with the center since 1991. Working with young children has always been her passion. One of her joys from the job is the view the children have of the world and their wonderful stories. When not at work Lori likes to walk and hike (let’s keep the trails simple). If you have met Lori, you know that she considers her hair her most important “accessory”.
Contact Lori at 541-928-4363, or by email Lori@albanymethodist.org
Dasha Sisco has been with the center since 1988. She has her CDA, teaches, and is here for childcare. When asked why she does this kind of work she says, “…what other job can you have where you get hugs everyday?” Her home church gets to enjoy her where she leads singing and benefits from her long standing leadership with the youth group.
Renee teaches and is here for childcare. Renee has completed step 7 in the Oregon Registry: Pathways to Professional Recognition in Childhood Care and Education. Renee has been with the ELC for about 12 years. “I enjoy watching them learn new and wonderous things.” She likes to scrapbook, read and even has written a few short plays for women’s retreats at her church.
Etsuko started with us at the center on Halloween in 2019. She has stayed with us even during our crazy pandemic child care. Etsuko assists us all in class and for extended child care times. She is always willing to step up and do whatever we need!
To register for the ELC:
- Print and complete the following three forms (or pick up a copy of these forms from the Early Learning Center office):
- ELC Registration form
- State of Oregon Child Enrollment and Authorization Form
- State Certificate of Immunization Form. (If your child has attended in the past, update your old form.)
- Attach the registration fee of $50 for first child ($25 for each additional child). Do not send cash; make check payable to “ELC.” This is non-refundable.
- Drop off forms or mail to: AFUMC Early Learning Center, 1115 SW 28th Avenue, Albany, OR 97321.
* Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. SPACE IS LIMITED.
* Your space IS NOT RESERVED until the necessary fees and forms are received.
THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST EARLY LEARNING CENTER does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, or any other school administered programs. Our center is certified by the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division. A copy of ELD rules as well as recent inspection reports are available on request. Any concerns should be taken to the Director or church Administrative Council and secondly to the ELD.