Empowering Children to be Their Very Best

Learn. Thrive. Grow. Learn how this one of a kind educational facility is empowering children to learn, thrive and grow, so that they can be their very best.

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A Team With One Vision

Dedicated to Excellence in Early Learning

The West Lakes Early Learning Center is an innovative program led by Alfreda Clark, Center Director, and Maria Katz, Director of Education, and brought together by community partners Bainum Foundation, AdventHealth, Lift Orlando and Primrose Schools®. Our leadership is dedicated to improving early learning services available in the underserved communities of West Lakes Orlando.

Your Support Goes a Long Way

The West Lakes Early Learning Center operations are more than 90% covered by philanthropy, and the future success of the children in our care depends on the support of our community.

When you sponsor a scholar, you are contributing to a child’s education and well-being. Help us ensure a brighter future for children in our community by nourishing their body, mind and spirit with a gift to the Early Learning Center today.

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Dedicated to Keeping Kids Safe, Happy and Healthy

Here’s how our team is taking extra measures to keep kids and their families safe:

  • Children participate in thorough hand-washing procedures throughout the day, including when they enter the classroom and before pick-up time
  • Toys are sanitized as needed throughout the day
  • Each classroom is cleaned daily by a professional cleaning service
West Lakes Early Learning Students

A Family's Journey to Hope

Q-era's and Richard's parents share what a blessing the West Lakes Early Learning Center has been for their children's education and development. Through health screenings and personalized care, their family can feel confident knowing that Q-era and Richard have a place where they can thrive.

Nourishing the Body, Mind and Spirit

When we nourish your whole health, you’re stronger, more resilient and better equipped to move throughout life. This is the basis of CREATION Life, and it’s true for our youngest students to the most experienced caregivers and family members we serve. Discover how CREATION Life influences how and what we teach our students.

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Xavier's Transformative Journey

Helping Our Students Achieve Their Best

"No one stifles his growth due to his disability," is what Xavier's mom said when sharing her experience with the West Lakes Early Learning Center. Xavier's Cerebral Palsy diagnosis is not stopping him from learning, growing and thriving thanks to his dedicated teachers. His physical therapist are able to come on-site and work with Xavier on his motor speech and behavior development, giving his mother comfort knowing he is cared for in a comfortable environment.

Our Founding Partners

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All Your Questions, Answered

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  • Question: What safety measurements are being implemented due to COVID-19?

  • Question: Why is early childhood education important?

  • Question: If I pre-register, does that mean I have a spot?

  • Question: Does the West Lakes Early Learning Center provide scholarship opportunities?

  • Question: Will the West Lakes Early Learning Center be open to families of all incomes?

  • Question: Does the West Lakes Early Learning Center participate in Community Coordinated Care for Children (4C) services?

  • Question: Will you offer a Florida VPK Program?

  • Question: Are meals free? Does the center accommodate special diets?

  • Question: What are the hours of operation?

  • Question: Will I receive daily updates and reports on my child’s progress and activities at West Lakes Early Learning Center?

  • Question: What services will children have access to at West Lakes Early Learning Center?

  • Question: Are there any additional fees outside of tuition?

  • Question: What do I need to bring with me to register?