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 – $45

2 days – $90

3 days – $135

4 days – $180

5 days – $225


Half Time – 2.6 to 5 hours

1 day – $85

2 days – $170

3 days – $255

4 days – $340

5 days – $425


Full Time – over 5 hours

1 day – $120

2 days – $240

3 days – $360

4 days – $480

5 days – $600

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 elc@albanymethodist.org

Registration fee for the first student is $50, each additional child is $20. 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 $20. 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.