About Us

Welcome!

The Learning Center is owned and operated by Covenant Church. We provide developmentally age-appropriate activities that help develop strong character and values, including Biblical references and Bible verses. All while allowing the child to be a child and to learn through creative play. The Learning Center at Covenant Church has partnered with Life School Carrollton Elementary to provide a Before and After School Care Center for the students.

Biblical Worldview

Educating from a Biblical worldview is one of the core values of the Learning Center. Our curriculum is wholly based on Christian teaching, with Bible lessons and memory verses built-in. From the play area to the classroom, worship music is played throughout our facility. We pray together with our students every day, and weekly chapel services introduce your little ones to basic concepts of Christianity in engaging ways. At the Learning Center, we’re committed to partnering with you to create a strong foundation of faith for your child. 

Biblical Worldview

Educating from a Biblical worldview is one of the core values of the Learning Center. Our curriculum is wholly based on Christian teaching, with Bible lessons and memory verses built-in. From the play area to the classroom, worship music is played throughout our facility. We pray together with our students every day, and weekly chapel services introduce your little ones to basic concepts of Christianity in engaging ways. At the Learning Center, we’re committed to partnering with you to create a strong foundation of faith for your child. 

Our Executive Staff

Cecilia Esparza

Director of The Learning Center

I have been with Covenant Church since 2016. It has always been a passion of mine to work with children. I have worked in 3 state regulated childcare centers. The last two years I have been the Asst. Site Director for Cov Kids Club, an after-school program. I am so excited to be back working with the little ones and merging in our After-School program with The Learning Center. Watching kids grow and meet their milestones is such a joy for me. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education EC–6th Grade and Director Credentials for Childcare Centers. My goal here at The Learning Center is to provide a Christian, fun, safe, loving, learning environment for your children. I look forward to getting to know all of you and experience the joy of seeing your children grow.

Education: Degree in Early Childhood Education EC-6th Grade; Director Credentials for Childcare Centers

Sharla Anderson

Program Director 

I am honored to serve as the Director of Covenant Church Learning Center. I have 10 years’ experience teaching Kindergarten and First Grade as well as an administrator over a private Christian school for 9 years. I have been so blessed to serve in this capacity. I have been married 39 years and have two wonderful children and two amazing grandsons. I am truly passionate about watching the little ones grow and helping them meet their milestones setting them up for success as they transition into their school age years. I have been on staff at Covenant Church for 20 years and am honored to help provide a learning environment that promotes character development while teaching them Christian principles. I look forward to working alongside parents and staff to ensure the growth and success of our little learners.

Education: B.S. Elementary Education; B.S. Learning Disabilities

Stefanie Howard

Assistant Director of The Learning Center

I have been a member of Covenant Church since 2016 and have served in many different areas here at the church. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. I have 15 years of experience working with children ages 6 weeks to 8th grade in licensed childcare facilities. I was the Program Director for Cov Kids Club Before and After School Program and I am now the Assistant Director for The Learning Center. I am a Certified Medical Assistant and have my Director’s Credentials for Licensed Childcare Centers. I am married to my wonderful husband of 9 years, and we have 3 wonderful children of our own, Emery (10 years), Kamery (7 years) and Jamarie (6 months). They challenge me to be better and teach me something new every day. I look forward to loving on all your wonderful children and watching them grow into who God has called them to be.

Our Teachers

You’ll be greeted by friendly smiles, as our staff welcomes your little one. Whether asking how they are feeling today or if they need help finding their class, the teachers at TLC create an environment where your child feels attention and care. The Learning Center strives to have quality teachers for your children. We have in-service training days to ensure our teachers are receiving their 24 hours of annual training and meeting State Guidelines. The Learning Center staff holds multiple certifications and degrees in education.

What We Offer

Curriculum

Our professionally trained staff carefully follows our faith-based curriculum to nurture your child’s progress, in each stage of learning. We teach your children based on a combination of Frog Street and Abeka curriculum. Every lesson is carefully planned to stimulate your child’s intelligence and imagination, with strategic break times and fun built in, to keep her attention.

Programs

The Learning Center offers full, part-time, and half-day childcare for children ages six-weeks through pre-kindergarten, Monday through Friday, 6:30am – 6:00pm. 

Infants (6-17 Months)

This infant program is developed with the special needs of that age group in mind. Our infant program provides learning experiences to enhance your child’s social-emotional development, physical development, cognitive development, and language development to help them build a strong foundation.

Toddlers (18-36 Months)

This program is geared towards your walking toddler from 18-36 months. We work on activity choices organized around five developmental domains. The toddler program provides learning experiences to enhance your child’s social, emotional, academic, cognitive and developmental growth.

Pre-School and Pre-K (3-5 years)

This program is geared towards your child from 3-5 years of age and is intended to smoothly transition your child into kindergarten, encourage self-dependence, boost self-esteem and develop talents. Our program provides learning experiences to enhance your child’s social, emotional, academic, cognitive and developmental growth.

Learn More

Complete a short information form to learn more about enrollment, pricing, or to schedule a tour with our site directors.