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Registration for the upcoming school year is open! Click here to apply for 2021-2022 preschool programming.

Our school year begins in September 2021.

The 4’s 9-1 class is full with a waiting list.

There are limited spaces in other classes, so please indicate preferences and we will be in touch with you.

Email our office with any questions concerning registration at

Take a look at our virtual tour to see a glimpse into our wonderful program. 

Our History, Licensing, & Curriculum




Wesley Freedom UM Church Early Years Learning Center was developed, and began operating in 1977 as an outreach of Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church. The Center ministers to the needs of young children in a Christian atmosphere and fosters physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of each child. The Center seeks to provide a stimulating environment in which each child is free to explore and grow.

The Center is licensed by the Maryland Department of Education under the rules and regulations of the State of Maryland

The curriculum is planned to effectively meet the developmental needs of all the children the Center serves. Opportunities will be given to foster each child’s development as a part of a group.


Preschool and Extended Day Brochures




Frequently Asked Questions

When can I enroll my child?

Please  call us for availability and information. 

What is the difference between Preschool and Extended Day Preschool?

Extended Day Preschool provides all-day care from 6:30 am- 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Preschool is a part-time program. Both programs follow a similar curriculum.


How many children and teachers are in each classroom?

Our two year-old classrooms have 12 children with 3 teachers. Our three year-old classrooms have 18-20 children with 3 teachers. Our four year-old classrooms have 20 children and 2 teachers.

What are the qualifications of teachers and what is rate of staff turn-over?

All our staff is trained in Early Childhood Education and is First Aid/CPR certified. Many of our teachers have extensive backgrounds in the field. Our rate of staff turn-over is low, with some teachers on staff for over 15 years.


What forms of communication do you use to keep parents updated?

We use a variety of tools to keep parents up to date about our classroom happenings. We have a closed Facebook group that updates parents with pictures and information. We also use email and the Remind app to alert parents about upcoming events. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled bi-annually.


Talk to Us

Please call 410-549-2257 to speak with the Early Years Learning Center administration staff Monday through Friday 6:30am-6:00pm.  

Email Us

Jean Hevey, Director  

Jenny Pickwell, Assistant Director  

Follow Us

If you are a currently enrolled family, please ask to join our closed Facebook group: Wesley Freedom Early Years Learning Center!