Founded in 1990 by McKendree United Methodist Church, our program is committed to providing excellent full-time care for ninety-eight children, 6 weeks-5 years. The program operates year-round, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Eight beautiful classrooms, a unique outdoor space, art studio, and indoor active play areas provide opportunities for warm relationships with responsive educators and meaningful experiences that enhance early learning.

                                                                                We are “Champions of Play”!

My son adores his teachers and directors at McKendree and comes home bursting to tell the adventures of his day, from eating vegetables on the roof top garden, to playing soccer in the gym, to story time in the classroom. He looks forward to his time at McKendree. He actually said, “If we ever go to Disney World again, Mama, can we go on the weekend? I really don’t want to miss school.

Rachel B.

Our daughter has truly flourished at McKendree, developing the confidence to try new things, take healthy risks, and not shy away from possible failure. The caregivers and leadership at McKendree are deeply committed to fostering a positive and caring environment. The children are encouraged to learn about their world through child-directed exploration and discovery and, most importantly, PLAY. We are so thankful for the McKendree community.

Becca and Will W.