First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida

First Steps Preschool at First United Methodist

Staff
Cherry McClellan, Director of Weekday Preschool Ministries, cmclellan@firstumc.org
Kay Bender, Associate Director of Preschool Ministries, kbender@firstumc.org
Preschool Office: 863-683-9049

The First Steps Preschool at First United Methodist Church offers a loving, caring environment for children infant though pre-kindergarten age. Our program is recognized as a Gold Seal Quality Care center by the Florida Department of Children and Families and awarded the highest rating possible by the United Methodist Association of Preschools (UMAP).  First Steps Preschool at First United Methodist Church adheres to United Methodist Child Protection Policies. As a requirement of our accreditation through UMAP, we provide lower child-teacher ratios and room capacities than is required by the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Open M-F from 7am-6pm, each child receives the finest care and age-appropriate instruction by trained and certified teachers and assistants. Additionally, we are a VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) provider. Tours are available upon request however it is recommended that tours are taken between 9am-12pm when you’ll have the best opportunity to observe our teacher-child interaction and instruction.

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Please click here for the First Steps Preschool Enrollment Checklist and Forms.