Young children learn through play. Small groups, hands-on experiences and multi-sensory materials all help define the educational purpose of our classrooms at University Carillon Early Learning Center.

We target our instruction to meet the goals of the Florida Early Learning and   Developmental Standards through the use of a school-wide Bible based curriculum. These standards and benchmarks reflect the knowledge and skills that a child on a developmental progression should know and be able to do at the end of an age-related timeframe.

Our core curriculum is ABCJesusLovesMe. ABCJLM is an educational ministry that equips adults with the materials needed to be intentional in educating children.  It consists of five comprehensive, research-based, curricula for ages 1-5 which focus on academics, development, and Bible learning through play. The materials that ABCJesusLovesMe offers are based on credible approaches to educating children. They’re also rooted in a Biblical foundation. The New International Version is most commonly used in the ABCJesusLovesMe Curriculum, as well as the Living Bible and the New King James.

Spiritual development of the whole child is our key focus at UCELC. We believe that spiritual development cannot be addressed as an afterthought, but should be at the forefront of every way we teach and serve our children. We accomplish this through incorporating Bible lessons into our daily classroom activities, attending Chapel as a school family, and focusing on social interaction and skills as we go throughout our daily routine.

Academically, we focus on age-appropriate reading and math readiness, the development of scientific inquiry skills, creativity through the arts, an understanding of the world through exploring basic social studies, and control of our bodies through gross and fine motor skills training.

Reading Readiness

  • Visual discrimination
  • Auditory skills
  • Language development
  • Introduction to the alphabet
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Creative expression through writing


Math Readiness

  • Sorting & classifying
  • Patterning
  • Graphing
  • Numeral recognition & number sense
  • Shape & color recognition
  • Spatial concepts


Social Skills and Interaction

  • Cooperation and respect for others
  • Understanding emotions & asking questions
  • Imagination and make believe
  • Obeying rules for safety
  • Working independently & as a group
  • Expressing feelings and needs


Physical Development

  • Large and small muscle control
  • Games and creative movement
  • Perceptual motor skills
  • Personal care routines
  • Sensorimotor
  • Proper feeding and nutrition