Located within FUMC Tavares at:
600 W. Ianthe St. Tavares, FL 32778

Mission Statement:

The mission of The Children’s Enrichment Center is to provide our community with a place in which each unique  child will be academically challenged, spiritually enriched and nurtured in a developmentally appropriate and safe environment.

Infant Care  

  • Monday – Friday

  • 6 weeks – 12 months

  • Full Time Only 

Toddler Program 

  • Monday – Friday 

  • (Ages 12-24 months)

  • Full-Time ONLY                 

  • Full Day 8am-3pm

  • Extended Day 7am-6pm 

Preschool Programs 

  • Monday– Friday

  • 24 months – School Age

  • Early Learning 9:00-12:00

  • Full Day 8:00-3:00

  • Extended Day 7:00-6:00

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History of the VPK Program at Tavares First 
The Children’s Enrichment Center announced the opening of a new VPK program. Classes for four year olds going to kindergarten began on October 3, 2011, and is still going strong. 


Visit the Early Learning Coalition of Lake County to receive your attendance voucher.

The office is located at: 1300 Citizens Blvd, Suite 206, in Leesburg 
or please call 352-343-8944 for additional information. 

The Children’s Enrichment Center is a Licensed Educational Program for children 6 weeks – 4 years old.

Our Certified Teachers offer a wealth of experience and provide a loving Christian environment where your child will learn, love, explore and thrive.


Admission is open to qualified Students without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender,  national or ethnic origin.​

  • Low child / teacher ratio

  • Reasonable tuition

  • Loving and safe environment

  • Developmental appropriate activities

  • Protected playground

  • Child info gram sent home daily (Infant-24 months)

  • Nutritious lunch and snacks daily

  • Rooms inviting exploration

  • Creative Learning Centers

  • Nature and Discovery Center

  • Science and Math Center

  • Library Center

  • Writing Center

  • Art Center

  • Block Center

  • Dramatic Play Center

  • Sand & Water Center

  • Protected  Playground

  • Music & Dance Center

  • Small Manipulative Center

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Drop Off or Mail Our Enrollment Form

Physical address:
600 W. Ianthe St.
Tavares, FL 32778

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 117
Tavares, FL 32778-0117

Phone number:
(352) 343-8944

Fax number:
(352) 742-3270

Director: Jerry Bressin
Asst. Director: Judi Hendricks

If you are interested in having your child be a part of our program we invite you to stop by the office for an application. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. And if you already know you would like to have your child in our care you may download, print, and mail or drop off the enrollment form below'

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Drop Off or Mail Our Enrollment Form

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 600 W. Ianthe Street, Tavares, FL. 32778

MAILING ADDRESS: P. O. Box 1086 Tavares, FL  32778

EMAIL: Info@fumctavares.com

FACEBOOK:  FB.com/FirstUnitedMethodistChurchOfTavares

YOUTUBE: youtube.com/c/FUMCTavares 


CHURCH OFFICE PHONE: (352) 343-2761 FAX: (352) 742-3270


Activity Center / Bargain Box: (352) 742-7275

Children's Enrichment Center: (352) 343-8944

CEC Email: CEC.FUMCTavares@gmail.com 

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