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Our Vision and Mission

  • The Hagios Early Learning Center is a Christian preschool that exists to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for preschool students. Our focus is to provide our students with a stimulating early learning environment that promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development, as well as an early learning curriculum with a strong emphasis on reading readiness. Our goal is to support children’s desire to become life-long learners. The program is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children and to provide experiences that enrich and enhance each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Within the center’s daily schedule, each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, learn problem solving and personal interaction skills, and learn concepts through first-hand experiences. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self- and teacher-facilitated activities. Opportunities for solitary play as well as group activities are provided. Our staff consists of skilled teachers who hold state and national and state credentials in early childhood education, who serve as positive role models and to provide care that is supportive, nurturing, warm and responsive to each child’s individual needs. The adult’s responsibility in a developmental program is to assist the child in growing to his or her fullest potential by recognizing each stage of development and fashioning a curriculum that will nurture and facilitate growth during that stage. We respect parents as the primary and most important provider of care and nurturing, and we believe parents and teachers are partners in their child's care and education.  

Hagios Early Learning Center

What is the Hagios Early Learning Center?

*A Christian preschool with a strong emphasis on reading readiness.

*A saf​e, clean and stimulating learning environment that promotes each

 child's social/emotional, physical and cognitive development.

*An early childhood center that offers VPK, School Readiness

 and Head Start Programs.


At Hagios Early Learning Center (HELC), our teachers strive to bring excellence into our classrooms, as well as incorporating academics and social skills training into every classroom so that our students are prepared to enter the K-12 arena with the necessary skills to become successful academically and socially.  

What does the Hagios Early Learning Center have to offer?

*A Center Director and owner, Dr. Denise Brown, with a master's degree in education and pursuing a doctorate degree in educational leadership.

Teachers with college degrees or certification in early childhood education.

*Teachers with a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as state and national early childhood education credentials.​

*A teaching staff with over 25 years of public school teaching.

*A state approved, research-based curriculum.

*A VPK-certified program.

*A loving and patient staff whose desires to see your child reach their fullest potential socially and academically.  


2 year old's - $195.00 per week/$780 per month.

3 year old's - $165.00 per week/$660 per month.

4 year old's - $165.00 per week/$660 per month.

5 year old's - $165.00 per week/$660 per month.

VP Wraparound:

  Full Time - $120.00 per week/$480 per month.

Daily breakfast, lunch and snack are included in the weekly fees.

Registration and Material Fees: $75

We are contracted with the Early Learning Center of Alachua County.  

Contact Information:

Dr. Denise McGinnis-Brown, HonD.D.,M.Ed.

Owner and Director

1704 N.E. 9th Street (former Pinewood School)

Gainesville, FL 32609

Hours:  7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Phone:  (352) 260-4477

Fax:  (352) 453-1057





Parents are free to come and tour our center at any time during our normal work hours from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

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