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 building 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 offer Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) and are proud of the excellent program we provide. We are one of the top-rated programs in the area.

We are also accredited by the United Methodist Association of Pre-Schools (UMAP). The Wesley Center is licensed by the State of Florida’s Department of Children and Families and is also a Gold Seal program. Our License Number is C09OR0661.

Interested in finding out more about our program, please contact our Executive Director, Kimberly Gibson or call (407) 648-2017, and a member of the administration team will be happy to assist you.

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

Director: Kimberly Gibson

Prospective Families

Please contact the Wesley office to complete the enrollment process for the coming school year.

Waiting List Reservation

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

Current Families

School Handbook for 2020-2021

Download the WELFC Parent Handbook 2020-2021

Tuition Payments

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