The First Steps Preschool at First United Methodist Church offers a loving, caring environment for children age six weeks though pre-kindergarten. Also a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider, First Steps provides lower child-teacher ratios and room capacities than required by Florida Statutes. Recognized as a Gold Seal Quality Care Center by the Florida Department of Children and Families, First Steps also received the highest rating possible by the United Methodist Association of Preschools (UMAP). For the safety of our children, we adhere to the Child and Youth Protection Policy of First United Methodist Church of Lakeland.
Each child receives the finest care and age-appropriate instruction by trained and certified teachers and assistants. Tours are available upon request. If you are considering enrolling your child(ren) at First Steps, we invite you to tour weekdays between 9am and noon for the best opportunity to observe our teacher-child interaction and instruction.
It is never too early to learn your options.
Preparing for College Choices
While college may be years away, it is never too early to learn about options for saving for your child’s education and about the best sources of scholarships and financial aid. Families with children of any age are invited to a free event on Saturday, October 21, from 8:30am – 12:45pm in the Fellowship Center. Senior officials from both public and private schools will present about the finances of college choice and the college selection process. Click to learn more.