Preschool

 

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

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.

ELC Programs

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.

Tuition Rates

Quarter Time – 2.5 hours or less
1 day – $80
2 days – $150
3 days – $215
4 days – $280
5 days – $345

Half Time – 2.6 to 5 hours
1 day – $140
2 days – $250
3 days – $360
4 days – $475
5 days – $590  

Full Time – over 5 hours
1 day – $170
2 days – $330
3 days – $480
4 days – $650
5 days – $800

We do not have hourly rates. In the case of an unplanned event that will effect your hours, talk to the director (Lori Mohr) at 541-928-4363 or lori@albanymethodist.org

Registration fee for the first student is $50, each additional child is $25. We will not process any registration without the registration fee. Refunds are given only to those who move out of the area.

Annual maintenance fee for first student is $60, each additional child is $30. This will be posted to all accounts in September.

Want to know more?

You can contact Lori Mohr, director of the Early Learning Center by calling the ELC office (541-928-4363) or by e-mail (lori@albanymethodist.org).

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.

Preschool Staff

Lori Mohr

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

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 Frisk

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 Wisherd

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!

Registration

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):
  • 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 State of Oregon’s Child Care Division. A copy of CCD 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 CCD.