Light of Christ Children’s Center

And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. Matthew 18:5


An academic, play-based school for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.  We teach children that Christ’s Light is in their heart Children need care and a place to play, to learn, to grow. Realizing this need, the First United Methodist Church of Escondido opened our preschool in 1971 as an extension of the ministry of the Church. Our goal is to serve the community by providing a nurturing, creative, clean, safe, and high-quality Christian environment where every child has a special place. Our program structure encourages optimum development of each child’s social, emotional, developmental and physical growth.

Hours: Monday through Friday

7 AM to 6 PM

Full-Time and Part-Time Child Care The Center cares year-round for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. We are open from 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday, and offer full– and part-time care. We close for major holidays. Our Center’s staff are well qualified to provide the nurturing care necessary to complement the parental home environment. Our staff are trained and schooled in both infant care and Early Childhood Development to appropriately encourage, guide, teach and care for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. The Center is licensed for up to 44 preschool children and 19 infants/toddlers. Classrooms are organized into three groups: infants and toddlers, 3-year-olds, and 4– and 5-year olds. The infant/Toddler program teach-to-child ratio is 1:4, and the two preschool classrooms are 1:12. Our facility, equipment and staff meet all requirements established by the state of California Community Care Licensing. The Light of Christ  Children’s Center recognizes the trust given to us by the parents of the children in our care. We take this responsibility very seriously.


Any questions?  Need some more information? Please contact our Director, Judy Moore.