Spring of Life United Methodist Church, Lake Nona, Florida

Kellie Vinay

407 282 8689


About Early Learning Center

The Spring of Life Early Learning Center is an extension of the church's children's ministry and exists to grow fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by offering developmentally appropriate education, which helps children develop physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Our goal at Spring of Life ELC is to provide a loving, Christ-centered, educational environment for your child. Our staff is highly-trained, loves the Lord and is passionate about children and their learning. Teachers focus on making preschool fun and offer many hands on experiences for learning.

The Early Learning Center is one of many ways Spring of Life United Methodist Church is seeking to reach our community with the love of Christ and be faithful to our baptismal vows to "surround our children with a community of love and forgiveness that by our teaching and example they may be guided to accept God's grace for themselves, profess their faith openly, and lead a Christian life."

Our ELC Director

Kellie Vinay

Kellie Vinay, (left), is our ELC Director. She moved to Orlando from Burlington, N.C. Her husband Michael was transferred to City Beautiful with Signature Flight Support. The Vinays have 3 children — Kincaid, Ella and Landon. Kellie has more than 17 years of experience in Childcare/Child Development.

In addition to her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in Child Development, she has taken more than 100 training hours in child development, health, safety and nutrition. She obtained a Level 3 Director Credential, the highest level of credential.

In her spare time, some of Kellie’s favorite things to do include spending time with her family, watching her son play sports, going to the beach or pool, singing and making crafts. Her family attends C3 church. Please feel free to contact her by calling her at the office at 407-282-8689 or by emailing her at Kellie.Vinay@springchurch.org. She reserves her Facebook connections for friends and family.

Early Learning Center Calendar

Mrs. Murphy's 2s Classes

Mrs. Lucia Murphy

Mrs. Murphy joined the team in 2016 with 29 years of experience teaching preschool. She loves doing crafts, reading and playing with the little ones and share the love of Jesus with them.

Andrea George

Ms. George loves working with children. She has her CDA and worked at the YMCA as a program director. Ms. George also has a nephew who she adores.

Mrs. Selitto's 3s Classes

Tonya Selitto

Tonya Selitto's passion is working with children. Tonya received her associate’s degree, CDA and Director Credential. She is married and has three children of her own. Email Tonya Selitto

Betsy LeFils

Betsy LeFils joined Spring of Life in early 2017 and is excited to be a part of the Early Learning Center. She holds her bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development and with more than 10 years working in childcare, she is currently working on receiving her CDA. Betsy and husband, Kyle, of eight years, have two children— Mason and Molly. She looks forward to spreading God's word through teaching at the ELC.

Mrs. Cook's 3 day VPK Class

Margo Cook

Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Boulos have many years of experience working with preschool age children. Between them they have over 20 years of experience. Mrs. Cook has a teaching degree from Florida State University and holds her National CDA.

Nancy Boulos

Mrs. Boulos, who has been with Spring of Life for seven years, has a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Education. Teaching preschool is her great passion.

Five Day 3s Class

Heather Hazlett

Heather Hazlett loves working with children. She taught preschool and daycare for 18 years and holds her CDA. Married to Mark Hazlett, the couple has four children—Malachi, Avery, Addison and Landon. Family means the world to her.

Vilma Suarez

Vilma is married. Her son went through the Early Learning Center. Vilma enjoys the outdoors and martial arts. She feels very blessed to serve this year at the ELC.

Mrs. Harris' 3 day VPK (B) Class

Kelie Harris

Kelie has been teaching for more than 20 years and has had the privilege of working in children’s ministry for nine years, both at the Early Learning Center (ELC) and Spring of Life. Kelie has been married to her best friend for 28 years. They have three beautiful daughters and two adorable grandchildren. Kelie says she love the ministry and teaching, continuing to be inspired by the joy that comes from teaching children about the Bible and how very much God loves them. Email Kelie Harris

Bet Lopez

Ms. Lopez joined the Spring of Life ELC in 2014. Her passion for family and the Lord, combined with her love for children, make Ms. Lopez a valuable addition to the classroom.

Mrs. Jennings' 5 Day VPK

Christine Jennings

Christine Jennings has had the privilege of being a part of Spring of Life ELC since 2008. She thrives on sharing the love of Jesus with the children and in preparing them for kindergarten. She has 16 years of experience teaching children and earned a National (CDA) in Early Childhood before taking on the role of Children’s Director at South East Christian Church. Email Christine Jennings

Roseann Quintero

Mrs. Quintero has been the assistant of the 5-Day VPK since the ELC opened in 2008. Her dedication and devotion to the children are a true reflection of her faith!

Becca Rodstol