The Wesley Early Learning and Family Center (formerly Wesley Child Development Center) was created as a means of expressing Jesus’ love for children, and in the belief that it is First United Methodist Church of Orlando’s (First Church) congregational responsibility to provide, in an environment of love and trust, a place to develop and nurture each individual child’s growth and learning. The center strives to meet the varied needs of today’s families and to provide an atmosphere where children, from all backgrounds, can flourish and grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Our premiere preschool and child development center, serving infants to four-year-olds, is located at 42 E. Jackson St., in Downtown Orlando, with a beautiful view of City Hall and the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. We are equipped with a loving and experienced staff that has been nationally background screened, and holds a certification in CPR/First Aid. The First Aid training includes training to use a defibrillator that is accessible in the WCDC for emergencies. Several of our teachers hold college degrees and other advanced certifications in the field of early childhood education. All of our staff are provided with ten hours of training annually on our campus.


We are a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) school. We have received a 100% VPK Readiness Rate for the past three years (2012-13; 2013-14 and 2014-15.) We praise God for our wonderful teachers!

We are also accredited by the United Methodist Association of Pre-Schools (UMAP). WCDC is Gold Seal licensed by the State of Florida’s Department of Children and Families. Our Certificate number is C09OR0661.

Ready to schedule a tour to find out if our WCDC is the right place for your child? Tours are available Monday-Friday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to call or email.

Director: Kimberly Gibson

Prospective Families

2019-2020 Enrollment Form

Please print this form and submit it to the Wesley office to complete the enrollment process for the coming school year.

Download the 2019-2020 WCDC Enrollment Application

Waiting List Reservation

To reserve a place on our waiting list, please fill out and submit this form.

Current Families

School Handbook for 2019-2020

Download the WELFC Parent Handbook 2019-2020

Tuition Payments

Payments are accepted online for tuition. Click here to make a payment.