Open House for 2023-2024 School Year Prospective Families

Please join us at our Open House on Thursday, January 26th from 6-7pm. Bring your child and have an opportunity to tour the Center. Staff will also be available to answer questions. We look forward to meeting you! 

Early Years 
Learning Center

Wesley Freedom UM Church Early Years Learning Center (EYLC) 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.

Licensing & Curriculum

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.

Two Programs; One Center

Two Programs; 


EYLC Preschool provides a variety of options for partial day education for 2, 3, and 4-year-olds. Click the button below to view our brochure with full details.

Extended Day

The EYLC Extended Day program provides all-day care from 6:30am- 6:00pm Monday through Friday for 3 & 4 year olds. Click the button below to view our brochure with full details.


When Can I Enroll My Child?

Please use the contact info at the bottom of the page to call or email us for availability & information. 

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.

Important Links


Maryland Guide To Regulated Care


Emergency Form


Health Inventory


Immunization Certificate


medication Authorization Form


Tuition Express Form


961 Johnsville Road

Eldersburg, MD 21784

Jean Hevey, Director

Mary Poston, Assistant Director