First Steps Christian Preschool began as a Mother's Day Out in 1984. It wasn't until 1994 that we opened our doors as a Christian Preschool. We have grown to over 110 students and 20 staff employees. Today's mission at First Steps Christian Preschool is to seek to serve God by teaching, loving and caring for children. Each child is considered unique in his or her approach to learning. We strive to take each approach into consideration in providing the best possible environment for learning. Our goal is to reach as many children and families for Christ as possible by allowing Christ to be the center of our words and actions.
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. -Mark 10:14"
We offer three different programs. School days are from 9 am until 1 pm.
2023 / 2024 School Year
Registration fee is $75 per child. $115 cap per family
5 Day Program (2-4 yr) Mon. through Fri. = $425 Monthly
3 Day Program (1-5 yr) Mon, Wed, Fri. = $290 Monthly
2 Day Program (1-5 yr) Tue & Thurs = $270 Monthly
Open enrollment begins March 1st.
Email or call 850-994-6092 for more information.
We do not accept VPK Vouchers.
At First Steps, we have classrooms for children ages 1 to 5. Each class is specially set up to kindle age appropriate development skills.
We are licensed through and a member of the Association of Christian Schools International. We follow the Wee Learn curriculum and teach weekly Bible lessons and monthly memory verses. In addition to studying God's word every day, our students and teachers attend a monthly chapel service led by Immanuel Baptist Church Children's Ministry Leader, Carrie Holland. FSCP chapel provides a place to hear God's word, worship him with energetic music, and learn from age appropriate bible story videos.
At First Steps, we stay busy with exciting and fun activities both during the school days and after. Each month, our preschoolers support the Missions ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church by participating in mission drives. Some past drives include Fall Festival, Food Pantry, OCC, Mission Christmas, and the holiday gift collection for the homebound senior adults in our community.
We also host our own events such as the annual Veterans Day parade, community helper days, thanksgiving feast, live nativity, children around the world, and an easter egg hunt. We also take a yearly trip to the Gulf Breeze Zoo to give students an opportunity to materialize what they learn in the classrooms. Finally, at FSCP, we send off a group of preschool graduates at the end of each year. We truly do have the best time with our preschool family!
At First Steps, we take safety seriously and require every teacher to be CPR certified. Certifications are documented and kept in the main office of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Do you have an interest in teaching preschoolers?
We invite you to fill out an application and submit it here online. If an opening occurs for which it appears you may qualify, we will arrange for a personal interview.
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