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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 the A Beka curriculum, supplemented with the Beyond Cribs and Rattles curriculum for infants, toddlers, and children in K2 classes, and with WEE Learn curriculum for children in K3 classes and VPK. 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.

First Steps Academy at Calvary Orlando admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the organization. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan program, and other organization-administered programs.

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accredited early education program for preschool and daycare