First Steps Preschool

First Steps Preschool

The First Steps Preschool at First United Methodist Church offers a loving, caring environment for children age six weeks through pre-kindergarten. 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.

If you would like more information about the preschool, please contact us at or 863-683-9049.

Come & See

Each child receives the finest care and age-appropriate instruction from trained and certified teachers and assistants. Tours are available upon request. If you are considering enrolling your child(ren) at First Steps Preschool, we invite you to call us to schedule a tour at 863-683-9049.

Contact Our Leaders

Josephine Gabriel

Director of Preschool Ministries

Amy McLaughlin

Associate Director of Preschool Ministries