About Us

dr-k-and-pastor-linwoodGreetings prospective family! We are honored that you have taken a moment to learn more about the Mays-Woodson Christian Early Learning Center and all that we have to offer your family. With over 20 combined years in education from grades k-12, we fully understand how critical a strong foundation is for the life-long learning of your young scholar. A strong education unlocks a world of possibilities and allows for our young scholars to fully tap into their God-given potential and be all that He has created them to be. It is from this place of passion and expertise that we have founded the Mays-Woodson Christian Early Learning Center.

Mays-Woodson is founded on the philosophy that young scholars learn best by actually doing and actively participating in their educational experience. In order for learning to take place, it will require active thinking and experimentation to discover how things work and learn first and about the world they live in. To this regard, we are intentional about sparking curiosity in your young scholars that will foster a hunger for knowledge and provoke them to actively seek opportunities to discover more. We are also especially excited about our S.T.E.M. efforts. By emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in our classrooms we believe that we are setting our young scholars up to compete on a global scale with other students.

Here at Mays-Woodson Early Learning Center we seek to provide:

  • Cognitive Development
  • Creative Expression
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Physical Development and Wellness
  • Social and Emotional Development

“It takes a village to raise a child”. We wholeheartedly believe this statement and once you enroll your young scholar please know that we are family! You can expect a family-like atmosphere to nurture your young scholar mentally, spiritually and socially. Our staff is not only the best trained and certified staff, but they also have a love for children and their development. We will be here to help your young scholar navigate the sometimes difficult and complex journey of learning; it is our joy and our duty to partner with you to ensure they receive everything they need to flourish.

We welcome the opportunity to add your young scholars to the Mays-Woodson family. We consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of their educational experience and to partner with your family in the development of your child.


Pastor Linwood & Dr. Karen Bethea



To provide a Christian based, socio-economically and culturally diverse early education program to preschool aged children.



Our philosophy is that young children learn best by participating in “hands on activities”, and learning through play.  They must be given opportunities to explore and manipulate stimuli in their natural environment in order for learning to occur.