Your child’s first steps start at Walden Lake Early Learning Center.

Believing in every child — every day.

Conveniently located in Plant City, FL, Walden Lake Early Learning Center offers preschool education delivered in a safe and nurturing environment for toddlers-VPK.

A caring atmosphere with an exceptionally dedicated staff—
a tradition of excellence since 1991

Each family who enters our doors becomes an extension of our own. At Walden Lake Early Learning Center, we desire to create a connected community of teachers, children, and parents. Through hands-on learning, high-quality education, and happy experiences, a strong start and lifelong love of learning begins with us!


Whether sitting under the shady oaks, running on the playground, singing in the morning circle, or gathering around the flagpole, children will find their days filled with enriching activities and atmospheres. 

Since 1991, Plant City families have entrusted us to nurture and educate their young learners. Daily hellos, hugs, and high-fives let our preschoolers know they are the center of all we do. 

“For children, play is serious learning. Play really is the work of childhood.”

Fred Rogers


From popping bubbles to discovering favorite books, we believe a child’s everyday experiences should be full of unfolding memorable moments. 

 Our below-state child-to-teacher ratios create spaces where our caring teachers provide daily doses of enriching learning and play experiences.  

Joyful Experiences

Our school is a place where we embrace that a child’s positive self-image starts with feeling safe and secure. 

Our children are greeted with smiles each day by our staff family, many of whom have been with us for several years. 
We want children to excitedly look forward to seeing their teachers and peers while feeling at home in our school.

Family Atmosphere

A child’s natural curiosity leads them to want to explore their world. By considering each child’s developmental level and learning strengths, we use our curriculum and create safe sensory experiences that invite discovery.

In addition to excellent toddler and prek programs, we’re proud of our VPK program, which has historically shown a high level of school readiness.

Enriching Education


Early education begins with building blocks to strong education foundations. Our classrooms for ages 1-3 are safe, bright, and clean, and our caring staff is ready to broaden your children’s horizons.

  • Part-time programs
  • Full-time programs
  • Small classrooms
  • Language-rich environments
  • Developmental activities for motor skills
  • Caring, licensed staff

Ones, Twos, and Threes

As a Florida Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) provider, we offer free, high-quality education to ready children for their futures. Our teachers encourage leadership and teamwork to help each child find learning success and momentum.

  • Free half-day program
  • Low ratios
  • Literacy-learning environments
  • STEM education
  • Extended day available.
  • Highly-experienced and credentialed educators


We offer after-school programs for school-aged children attending Walden Lake Elementary School. Kids look forward to fun summer camps, too!

  • Before-school care and walk-over
  • Convenient after-school pick-up
  • Homework help
  • Pre-k and school-aged siblings at one aftercare location
  • Engaging staff
  • Creative activities and play opportunities


After School and Summer

“My boys absolutely love WLELC. Every single teacher is amazing here. Our oldest has been here since he was 1 (he’s almost 5) and our youngest is now 1 and he is also enrolled. They love going to school and have learned so much throughout the years. If you are looking for a family-style school, this is the place. I couldn’t imagine our kids anywhere else!”

-Zac S

“My older two kids went here and my youngest is now attending. I went to several preschools before I found WLELC. It’s a great environment- clean, nice open floor space, every single person there is passionate about being there and it shows. I couldn’t recommend them more, and I do every time someone asks.”

- Lauren B.

success stories

If you’ve been looking for a nurturing early education environment with a dedicated staff, you’ve found us right here in the Walden Lake, Plant City community. 

You may call us at (813) 752-7008 or contact us to book a tour, register, or join our waitlist!

We’d invite you to discover a preschool program that combines imagination and invaluable learning experiences with exceptional care.

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