Early Learning Center


At Susanna Wesley’s Early Learning Center, we seek to provide a secure and safe learning environment and a loving, nurturing atmosphere where children can grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually through developmentally appropriate practices.

Children learn through play, and we create a climate that encourages exploration, experimentation, and creativity. Special attention is given to fostering confidence and a love of learning. Our experiences at Susanna Wesley’s Early Learning Center are full of hands-on activities encouraging children to be active and creative explorers. Skilled teachers facilitate learning to help each child try their ideas and enhance their thought process.

Our teachers are committed to preparing our students for the rigors of today’s elementary school programs by including lessons that are in line with the Kansas Early Learning Standards and Kansas Kindergarten Standards.
Portfolios containing anecdotal records, work samples, and developmental checklists are kept on each child. This documentation helps teachers plan for the individual child and the group as a whole. Teachers can present additional challenges to further assist individual children in developing their skills. The way teachers plan, organize the environment, and select materials help to create a relaxing, non-stressful, yet challenging school experience where children can learn at their stage of development. Teachers share successes and concerns with parents regularly and during scheduled parent-teacher conferences twice a year. We offer full-day childcare, preschool, and summer days out.

Early Learning Center Director Tabitha Ewing leads a staff team certified in CPR, First Aid, and Safe Gatherings. The Early Learning Program is licensed through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Please contact tabitha@swumc.org for questions and more information about our Early Learning Center.

Full-Day Childcare
Full-Day Childcare

Full-Day Childcare is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes daily Preschool. Children in full-day childcare must be potty trained and be at least 2.5 years old before September 1. This is a year-round program, with each new year beginning in September. This program costs $185 each week per child starting September 1, 2022.


Our Preschool program is in session from September through May on various days of the week depending on the age and stage of the child, as well as current enrollment numbers. Current opportunities include:
* Preschool 4 is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children in this class must turn three years old before September 1. This class costs $180 each month per child beginning September 1, 2022.
* PreK is available Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children in this class must turn four years old before September 1. The cost for this class is $275 each month per child.

Summer Days Out
Summer Days Out

Summer Days Out is a preschool program in session during June and July. It is designed for children from 2.5 to 5 years old who are not attending Full-Day Childcare but would like to continue preschool learning throughout the summer to prepare for the year ahead. Summer Days Out is available three or five days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., depending on enrollment. The cost is $180 each month per child.

Registration for All Programs

Registration begins February 1 for continuing families and March 1 for new families. A $65 non-refundable registration fee is due upon Enrollment Form and online registration completion.

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Susanna Wesley UMC
7433 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614

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Tabitha Ewing


7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday - Friday