MONTESSORI BASED PRESCHOOL
Meeting the Educational Needs of Children Since 1980
Florida United Methodist Children's Home's Childcare Center was opened in 1980. It was one of the pioneer day care/early childhood educational programs in the county. It has licensed capacity of 96 children. Children who are age six weeks to 5 years are cared for on a full-day or part-day basis. We continue to strive to achieve the highest standards of practice and currently hold two accreditations; COA (Council On Accreditation), APPLE (Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environments) and Gold Seal the highest recognition from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
For many children the Florida United Methodist Children's Home’s Childcare Center, In As Much, will be their first of many steps on the road toward independence, their first experience with the world outside their home and family. This first step is very exciting, and a time of transition for children and parents alike. At the Florida United Methodist Children's Home’s Child Care Center we help encourage each child’s natural tendency toward growth, while at the same time, understanding their need for safety and security. We expect parents to be involved in all decisions concerning their children from the time they become enrolled at the center to the time they leave our Center.
Before children can become truly independent, they must be able to have confidence in themselves and to have confidence with the adults in their lives. Children develop this trust through experiences in coping successfully with small doses of independence. At our Childcare Center, we create a parent–teacher partnership to help children gain the self-confidence needed as a basis for active learning. This close working relationship provides a sense of security for the child entering school. Parent and teacher work together to help promote children’s growth and development. Parents are encouraged to become involved in the growth and development of our program though participation in the Parent Advisory Committee and through interaction with the staff.