Wesley Education Center For Children and Families

Wesley Education Center for Children and Families provides vital quality programs for a daily enrollment of about 50-60 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as hosting enriching summer day camp for school-age children. The Center participates in the Step up to Quality program and meets and often exceeds licensing and Head Start requirements. 

Our Board of Trustees

Terresa Adams - Board Chair

Jerry Friason - Board Vice Chair & Personnel Committee

William Murphy - Finance Chair

Robbie Garvin - Building & Grounds Committee Chair

Mary Oglesby - Marketing & Fund Development Chair

Linda Friason - Program Committee Co-Chair

Miriam Kinard - Program Commmittee Co-Chair

Sandra Jones - Member

Becky Dawson - Wesley Ed Center Guild Representative

Nikki Griffin - Member

                   - ORV United Methodist Church Rep

Judy Grigsby - ORV District President United Methodist Women

Hortense Tyrell - General Board Global Ministries Resource


Anitra Walden-Jacobs

Rose Palmieri

Geoffrey Marshall

Our Staff

Carla Butler - Executive Director

Janice Kenney - Office Manager

Jaeline Wilkins - Office Assistant

Brandy Wilson  - Lead Teacher Infants

Thelma Fuller - Grandma

Eva Foster - Grandma

Judy Stone - Asst. Teacher Infants

Priscilla Young - Lead Teacher Toddlers

Darlene Harrison - Asst Teacher Toddlers

Kenyauta Trimble - Floater

Cameya Latimore - Floater

Rosalind Davis - Asst. Teacher 2's

Lisa Brown - Lead Teacher Pre-K

Sylvonica Lawrence - Asst. Teacher Pre-K

Brandy Wilson - Asst. Teacher 

Will Parsons - Custodian​

While continuing to evolve into a modern center after 98 years of change, Wesley Education Center for Children and Families remains true to its initial legacy of addressing the needs of working families in a complex world. This center, “based on Christian values and devoted to strengthening the community by providing the highest quality child care, education and enrichment services,” continues to do just that, and has earned a reputation through Cincinnati as a safe haven for reliable quality care and support services to its families. 

To educate, strengthen and nurture children through our core values of:

  • Creating a loving and safe environment for our children
  • Building a foundation for learning
  • Strengthening families
  • Working collaboratively to enhance our services
  • Fostering diversity
  • Ensuring our children have a solid foundation in math and science and are prepared for kindergarten

Our Mission