The DFUMC Christian Learning Center offers a Full-Day and Half-Day program for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years which operates year round. This program was established by DFUMC to serve its members and the community. The Full Day Program is licensed by the State of Georgia through Bright From The Start. Our trained and experienced staff provide a safe and loving learning environment where children can grow in body, mind, and faith. All age level classrooms meet or exceed the adult to child ratio required by Bright From The Start.


Linda Fitzgerald 

Full Day Program

Our goal is to provide full time, quality child care for children
6 weeks through 5 years old in an educational, loving, caring and Christian environment. Our Full Day Program runs Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm. We value the trust you place in our staff and our program as we strive to serve your child’s needs. Each staff person is dedicated to promoting healthy growth and development of your child. We are proud to be certified by the Health Department, Fire Department and Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. We receive regular inspections from all three of these departments. We are licensed by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Bright From The Start, to operate a learning, child care center.



(Click here if you would like more information about our Full Day Program)
(Click here to register your child for the 2021-2022 year)


Erika Mosteller 



Half Day Program

Our Half-Day program is also available from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 pm in coordination with the Dalton City Schools calendar. For more than 60 years this program has provided a loving and nurturing environment preparing children for Kindergarten. By the time children leave our program they have grown in knowledge and confidence, ready for public or private school. The children will participate in more than arts, crafts, and story time. They will be introduced to Kindergarten Readiness concepts including letters, numbers, writing their name, and even sight words if the child is developmentally ready.  The children will have daily outdoor playtime, weekly gym time, and music class. As an added benefit of this faith-based program children will also participate in Chapel Time to learn stories of Jesus.

Mother’s Morning Out

Children ages one and two by September 1st will begin to develop social interaction and readiness for learning in a loving, nurturing, Christian atmosphere with our MMO Program. The children will learn by socializing with their peers and participating in creative play centers, art, story time, music, and outside play while mom’s and other caregivers get a little break to take care of themselves or complete a few errands. What could be better than that!



We currently registering for the 2022-2023 school year Our 2 year old MMO class is already full and we are currently on a waitlist. Please fill out the “Interest form” and then email Erika at for more information and to check on availability for the waitlist classes. For all other classes, please fill out the Half Day interest form to schedule a tour and communicate with Erika, or you can register below using the “Half Day Registration Form”. Thank you for your interest in our school!

(Click here if you would like more information about our Half-Day Program)
(If you are registering for Half-Day, you may register online after speaking with the Half-Day director to ensure spaces are available for your child. Please email Erika at for more information.)
Dalton FUMC Half-Day Program
500 S. Thornton Ave.
Dalton, GA 30720
The Half-Day program is not licensed by Bright From The Start and is not required to be, due to the hours operation. In order to provide the best learning environment for the families served, the program does, however, voluntarily comply with state guidelines.