Welcome to Epworth Early Learning Center, where we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and education for your child during their formative years. Our Children’s Day Out (CDO) program is tailored specifically for two and three-year-old children, offering a nurturing environment that fosters growth and development in preparation for their future educational journey.

At Epworth, we understand the importance of laying a strong foundation for academic and social success. That's why our CDO program focuses on providing a comprehensive early learning experience that equips children with the necessary skills to thrive in a school setting. Through a carefully curated curriculum, we prioritize social interaction, cognitive development, and emotional well-being, ensuring that each child receives the individualized attention they deserve.

Our state-licensed program operates Monday through Friday, running from September to May, to accommodate the busy schedules of working families. Within our safe and caring environment, children engage in a variety of enriching activities including arts and crafts, storytelling, imaginative play, music, and physical activities designed to enhance motor skills.

By participating in our CDO program, your child will not only develop essential academic skills but also cultivate important social abilities such as cooperation, communication, and empathy. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to fostering a love for learning while instilling confidence and independence in every child.

Join us at Epworth Early Learning Center and embark on a journey of discovery and growth for your little one. Together, we'll pave the way for a bright and promising future.

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Children's Day Out

During the dynamic toddler years, children embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery, communication, and socialization. It's a pivotal period marked by significant developmental milestones, encompassing not only linguistic and social adeptness but also the foundational building blocks of academic prowess such as literacy, numeracy, and fine motor skills refinement. At our program, we cherish and harness this pivotal phase by providing an variety of meticulously curated activities tailored to ignite curiosity, foster growth, and instill a lifelong love for learning.

Central to our ethos is a holistic curriculum designed to cater to the multifaceted needs and interests of each child. Grounded in the principles of child-centered pedagogy, our approach empowers educators to nurture individual talents, address developmental milestones, and foster a supportive environment conducive to optimal growth and development.

Our daily schedule brims with engaging activities crafted to stimulate physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. These activities are carefully structured to align with children's evolving interests and abilities, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience that seamlessly integrates play and learning.

Highlights of our daily activities include:

  • Gym Time: A dedicated period for fostering strength, coordination, and gross motor skills through playful physical exercises and activities.

  • Craft Time: A creative outlet aimed at honing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and self-expression through imaginative art projects and sensory experiences.

  • Dramatic Play: An immersive exploration of roles, emotions, and social dynamics, fostering communication, empathy, and problem-solving skills through imaginative role-playing scenarios.

  • Book Time: An enriching literacy-focused session nurturing cognitive development, language acquisition, and a love for reading through captivating storytelling, interactive reading sessions, and age-appropriate literary materials.

  • Outdoor Time: A rejuvenating interlude offering fresh air, sensory exploration, and opportunities for social interaction, fostering physical well-being, environmental awareness, and social skills development amidst nature's embrace.

  • Free Play Time: A cherished period encouraging individuality, creativity, and self-directed exploration, empowering children to follow their passions, express themselves freely, and cultivate a sense of autonomy and confidence.

  • Bible Time: An invaluable opportunity to cultivate spiritual growth, moral values, and a personal relationship with Jesus, fostering character development, empathy, and a sense of community through age-appropriate biblical teachings and discussions.

Through this carefully curated blend of activities, we endeavor to provide a nurturing and enriching environment that not only caters to the diverse needs and interests of each child but also lays the groundwork for a lifetime of curiosity, resilience, and academic success. Join us on this extraordinary journey of growth, discovery, and endless possibilities!


Director: Jessica Brant

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Visits and Tour are available upon request.


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Students must be 2 years of age by September 1st and must not turn 4 years of age in the school year (September-May). Children need to be two to start the program; otherwise, you will need to wait until they are two to register later in the school year. Children do not need to be potty trained. There is a $50 registration fee. This fee is neither refundable nor applicable toward tuition.  One month’s tuition is due at registration and will be applied to your May (end of year) tuition.

Registration Information:

Registration for the next school year will begin the first Sunday of February for Epworth UMC members and current Epworth ELC families. Registration will be open to the public on the first Sunday of March. Our school year start date will be the Tuesday following Labor Day and conclude the Friday before Memorial Day. We have a google form you can fill out now that will put you on a list for us to be able to email when registration begins for the new school year. When registration is complete and processed we will email you with the forms and information you need to enroll in the program. Please expect an email back from us with a Brightwheel account. This is our child care management software and how we keep in touch with current and prospective families.

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You may also fill out the contact form below to learn more about the program or to schedule a visit.

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Enrollment Process
This is a sample process and may vary per child, family or school year

Step 1. Communicate a current year start date (if space available) or a next year start date. 

Step 2. Fill out registration form (link in section above)

Step 3. Set up a tour with our Calendly link (button) below. Tours for classrooms are best between 10 – 11 am or 1-2pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Step 4. Complete Enrollment paperwork (document sent in Brightwheel). Follow the link we send to your email. Complete your profile, add each of your children attending. Fill out all paperwork on each child’s profile. Email us letting us know you finished. 

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One Day                        

 Monday                        9 – 11:30                

Tuesday                        9 – 11:30                 

 Friday                           9 – 11:30 


Two Days 


M-W                             9 – 11:30

T-Th                              9 – 11:30


1 -day sessions                       $100 per month.

2-day sessions                        $175 per month.

A late fee of $25 will be applied if tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month


8am – 9am and /or 11:30- 12:30pm

Children should bring a packed lunch for the 11:30-12:30 pm option.

Extended Time Optional Add-ons: Monthly Rate

Before School                                After School       
(1 hour before class)             (1 hour after class)

1 day - $32                            1 day - $32

2 days - $64                          2 days - $64                                      

           Both Before and After school

     (1 hour before and 1 hour after class)

                        1 day - $64

                        2 days- $128

Registration fee: The registration fee is nonrefundable.

Extended day program available, spaces are limited. 


Epworth ELC believes that helping children learn self-control is important. Our hope is that each child will learn self-discipline through careful guidance.

Expectations are set according to the age and ability of each individual child. Teachers will provide reasonable rules, determine logical consequences for breaking the rules, and be willing to give more responsibility to the children as they are ready to assume it. The children are made aware of these expectations. Positive reinforcement and positive redirection will be used.

The guidance and management of Epworth ELC will be in accordance with section 5101:2-12-22 of the Licensing Rules for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  The rule applies to all employees on staff at Epworth ELC and all children who attend 


At the culmination of each academic semester, comprehensive written assessments detailing your child's scholastic performance and developmental milestones are dispatched to your residence. These assessments encapsulate a thorough overview of your child's educational journey, encompassing their academic achievements, cognitive growth, and social-emotional development.

Furthermore, we facilitate parent-teacher conferences in early March, providing a dedicated platform for constructive discourse regarding your child's progress. These conferences serve as an invaluable opportunity for collaborative engagement between educators and parents, fostering a unified approach towards optimizing your child's educational experience.

Through the combined efforts of educators and guardians, we endeavor to cultivate an environment conducive to holistic development, ensuring that each child receives the necessary support and guidance to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

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