We use the A Beka curriculum, supplemented with Beyond Centers and Circle Time curriculum, Baby Doll Circle Time curriculum, Creative Resources for Infant and Toddlers curriculum, and Addison-Wesley Active Learning Series to promote academic learning. In addition to this curriculum, our teachers emphasize phonetics, alphabet and number recognition, health, safety, manners, and dramatic play.
First Steps offers the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program to eligible four-year-olds. VPK is Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We also offer a wraparound schedule for working parents. For a reasonable fee, your child can attend before and after school hours (6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday).
VPK is 180 days and we closely follow the Orange County Public Schools schedule calendar for start and end dates, as well as holidays off.
We also provide day camps during the summer, spring, and winter breaks for elementary-aged children. Daily activities as well as weekly field trips provide children with a fun and exciting time.
Additionally, day camps are provided during those days when OCPS is closed but First Steps is open.