The Joy Center is a Christian Child Development Center that provides a loving preschool and Mother’s Day Out program for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. As a ministry of the Foley United Methodist Church, our purpose is to provide our community with affordable Christian care that stimulates the natural growth and development of children.

Our preschool facility is known for its clean spacious rooms, small staff to child ratios, early reading preschool program and three different age-appropriate playgrounds. Although the Joy Center is centrally located in Baldwin County, we have parents that bring their children from the surrounding areas of Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fairhope. With the dedicated support from church members, parents, staff and the community we continue to operate as a non-profit Christian preschool provider.

Since 2003, the Joy Center has been serving Foley, Alabama and surrounding area in an effort to provide a moral and academic education respectful of denominational differences, but in consonance with general values and Bible teachings that come from a faith based community. While churches are exempt from DHR licensing, we strive to meet and exceed the standards of a DHR facility.

Our preschool staff members are expected to be caring Christian adults with requisite skills which are reinforced through ongoing training and evaluations. All teachers must pass criminal background checks and will hold a current First Aid Certificate and an Infant-Child CPR Certificate. The Foley United Methodist Joy Center Board and Director want to assure you that we do everything possible to make sure that our teachers and preschool staff will love, teach and nurture your child with God’s love. Thank you for considering the Joy Center for the spiritual and academic growth of your beloved child!

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me.”
– Mark 9:37