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accredited early education program for preschool and daycare

First Steps Academy offers year-round, full-time and part-time childcare for children aged eight weeks to five years. As a “School of Excellence” certified by the Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS Member #4586), and accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS), First Steps Academy offers a variety of programs and options to fit your family’s needs. With a close relationship with the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, First Steps is proud to be a provider for the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program.

Our Programs

accredited early education program for preschool and daycare

Preschool & Daycare

First Steps Academy uses that A Beka curriculum, supplemented with Beyond Centers and Circle Time curriculum, Baby Doll Circle Time curriculum, and Addison-Wesley Active Learning Series to promote academic learning. In addition to this curriculum, all of the teachers at First Steps emphasize phonetics, alphabet and number recognition, health, safety, manners, and dramatic play.

Voluntary Pre-K (VPK)

First Steps Academy offers the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program to all eligible four-year-olds. Our VPK classes are offered Monday through Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm. We also offer various wraparound options for working parents. For a competitive fee, your child can attend full time (Monday through Friday 6:30am-6:00pm. Our VPK program very closely follows the schedule laid out by the Orange County Public Schools. Please inquire about a school calendar that details start and end dates and school holidays.

Day Camps

Any time Orange County Public Schools is closed, but First Steps is open, First Steps offers a day camp for elementary-aged students. We provide day camps during summer, spring, and winter breaks. Daily activities as well as weekly field trips provide children with a fun and exciting time.

Our Facilities

First Steps is a private, Christian preschool and daycare
located on the campus of Calvary Assembly of God in Winter Park, FL

First Steps is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) and a member of Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS#4586). We offer full day, year round care for children from ages eight weeks through five years. Our caring and professional staff will give your child the finest care and education in a comfortable and attractive facility with a strong academic focus and high VPK scores.

First Steps is blessed with individual classroom settings, each designed to provide a state-of-the-art learning experience. Each student is assigned to a self-contained, fun, and inviting classroom that is the base for daily activities. Throughout the day, students rotate to age-appropriate indoor playrooms, outdoor playgrounds, and an indoor gymnasium.

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