Foundations Early Childhood Education Center at Englewood Methodist Church

Come Grow with Us!

Foundations offers toddler, preschool and VPK programs for children ages 1-5.


Englewood Methodist Church
700 East Dearborn Street
Englewood, FL 34223

Contact Information

Phone: 941-681-3169

Hours: Mon-Fri, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

There is no substitute for experience, and Foundations has invested four decades fine tuning the formula for success as a child care center and preschool. We are here to stay with programs that are time tested and proven.

With more than 17 acres and a spacious school building we provide ample space for learning and play. We have the space to separate children by age, ensuring age-appropriate activities and toys. We also feature a fellowship hall for special events, performances and other gatherings.

We promote strong moral values, supporting your desire to establish a foundation on which to build a lifelong love for your Christian church and its teachings. 

Our programs include:

a happy toddler playing in a classroom setting

Toddler Care

1 year – 2 years

Our 1-2 year old children learn with their whole bodies and our toddler classrooms embrace this concept. Your child will have the opportunity to paint not only with brushes, but with hands and feet. The sensory tables always have something new to explore such as sand and water, cotton balls or bubble water for washing babies. Sensory exploration helps children regulate their emotions and provide an opportunity for social interactions and scientific exploration. Your child will enjoy this hands on learning approach while gaining important social skills.

two young children working on a craft project

Early Preschool

2 years – 3.5 years

Early preschoolers are active and need many opportunities to explore the space around them. There is ample time for child-directed activities and small group interactions with the teacher. Social and emotional experiences are a focus along with introduction to more complex topics such as numbers, shapes & colors, letter knowledge, and fine motor control. We believe that children succeed when gaining independence and our teaching team provides an environment that allows children to practice self-help skills through positive experiences and activities.

three children eating popsicles at a table in a classroom


3 years – 4 years (4’s with birthdays after September 1st)

Preschool children are learning many skills and concepts that will help them be successful in our VPK program. A strong focus on letter knowledge and beginning sounds, along with number sense provides many opportunities to practice important concepts. In our structured educational environment, preschoolers are learning letter recognition, pre-writing skills, 1 – 1 correspondence, patterning, and complex shapes. Additionally, our preschool classrooms work on developing a character reflective of the love of Jesus.

foundation graduation

Let’s get ready for school! Contact Foundations today:

Call: 941-681-3169