In the early 1960’s the Frederick Church of the Brethren expanded its space by creating the current educational wing which is currently used as Sunday School and Learning Center classrooms. Ruth Hubbel was the church member most involved in the planning and arranging of the Sunday School rooms for which she was given much credit and thanks.

Over the years, many educators have played an integral part in the success of the Learning Center such as Pat Linehan, Pat Wallace, Corbin Bettencourt and Virginia Schartner.

In 2012, COBLC was awarded MSDE accreditation and has maintained the prestigious accreditation ever since.

After teaching at the school for 9 years, Mrs. Jenny Shively became the current Director in December 2015. Currently the staff of 14 teaches 14 classes in 6 different classrooms. 


The Church of the Brethren Learning Center Preschool is an educational and social ministry of the Frederick Church of the Brethren, established for the purpose of providing a quality education within a Christian environment. Essential to the mission of the school is the importance of moral and spiritual values, discipline, and respect for others. In harmony with this mission, the leadership of the school is comprised of qualified and compassionate personnel who maintain a close relationship with the home and the community, in order to enhance the success of the students.


Note from the Director:

At COBLC, I am honored to work among children and their families as many have their first experiences with school.  Our highly qualified, nurturing staff provides a faith-based, Christian environment for our families every day. Not only do our students leave our school well-prepared academically, but also with a strong foundation of faith and love in Jesus. How blessed we are to share in the delightful learning that continually happens at COBLC.

Jenny Shively