VPK Program


Program Hours

Morning VPK Classes: 9:00am – Noon

Wrap Around & Full Time: 7:15am – 5:45pm

Our Program

The First United Methodist Church has responded to the need in our community for a quality VPK Program by offering its facilities and enrichment experiences to children in a Christian environment. Early Care Center of the First United Methodist Church is open to children of all races and creeds.

It is the goal of the VPK program to focus on those skills needed for your child to make a smooth transition into kindergarten. VPK Also:

  • Provides a safe and healthy environment
  • Is staffed with loving, qualified teachers
  • Encourages early literacy and creative expression
  • Provides new learning experiences
  • Provides social opportunities
  • Encourages self-esteem with positive reinforcements


Program Costs

VPK Only
No Charge (With an approved VPK Voucher)

Wrap Around Services – $125 a week
(With an approved VPK Voucher)

VPK with Wrap Around Services
Annual Registration $250 year

Full Time Camps – $175 a week

For More information about VPK or how to recieve a Voucher, Visit The Early Learning Coalition Of Sarasota County by Clicking Here



Parents provide their child’s lunch which is refrigerated and heated up at the center. The center will provide nutritious snacks for children receiving wrap-around or full-time services.


Interested in a Tour?

We are proud to show off our accomplishments to anyone interested in our program. Tours are required prior to enrollment in our program and appointments are needed to ensure the availability of a qualified guide. For a tour contact the office at (941) 366-9522. Or email: ecc@earlycarecenter.com

Vacation Bible School
This summer week long event is free for all children ages 3-10 years
Themes vary from year to year.

104 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236-5727 phone: 941-366-9522
email: ecc@earlycarecenter.com