Our Mission

LEARN & PLAY is an outreach of the United Methodist Church of Branford. As a Christian Early Learning Center, our mission is to provide children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with an age-appropriate quality education grounded in the Holy Scriptures and exemplified by the love and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Philosophy Of Education

The educational philosophy of Learn & Play Christian Early Learning Center is God-centered and supports our statement of faith and mission statement. We believe in the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. One God, three revelation. We believe that each child is unique and created in the image of God. Therefore, every child is accepted, honored and loved. Our aim is to incorporate Biblical principles throughout all learning opportunities and provide a Christian perspective of the world. We firmly believe that the love of Christ can be experienced early in a child’s development. Our team of early childhood educators strives to use developmentally appropriate practices, focusing on the child’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, physical and aesthetic growth. Small class sizes allow for individualized success during whole class, teacher directed instruction. Child directed activity centers, enriched with hands-on experiences, engage each child’s natural curiosity and encourage exploration of God’s world at a child’s own pace. While we believe that education is the responsibility of parents, Learn & Play works cooperatively with parents to implement the process of a Christian education. As a Christian Early Learning Center, we welcome a diversity of children who can experience God’s love, grow in it, and carry it into the world.  

Faith Statement

We believe that the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired

Word of God and contain all things necessary for salvation.