More than 25 years ago, St. James saw the need to have a quality preschool program in our neighborhood and city. They rose up and met that need with the creation of the St. James Learning Center.

We serve children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age and operate as a ministry of St. James United Methodist Church.  
The Learning Center is licensed through Arkansas Department of Human Services and is accredited by Better Beginnings.  We have achieved quality approval status for a developmentally appropriate program from the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education in the State of Arkansas as well as a 3 star rating for Better Beginnings – the highest rating achievable and we have been voted Best of the Best for Child Care Center by the readers of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

The Learning Center is now open for summer registration!

The Summer Term begins Monday, June 1

April 27: Previously registered for Summer care: Forms due May 1, registration fees due by May 8
April 27: Currently enrolled students Fall 2020 families, siblings & church members, Forms due May 1, registration fees due May 8
May 4: Members, Forms due by May 8, registration fees due by May 15
May 11: Registration open to the public, Forms due by May 15, registration fees due May 22
Registration fee of $50 may be paid by mailing a check to:
St. James UMC Learning Center 
Attn: Ashley Minchew,
321 Pleasant Valley Drive
Little Rock, AR 72212
Or through Tuition Express (a form is included in the registration packet.) Forms may be mailed or emailed to Ashley.
Ashley Minchew
Learning Center Director
Rebecca Looney
Learning Center Site Supervisor