Our mission at First Steps Preschool is to prepare our students to become Christ-followers who glorify God and make disciples. Our desire is to partner with families to provide a Biblically integrated education of spiritual and academic excellence to further the kingdom of God for His glory. This is accomplished by providing developmentally appropriate teaching, activities, and guidance that is anchored in the truth and grace of Jesus Christ. On behalf of our leadership and staff, it is our privilege to invite you for a personal visit to our campus.

Operating Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 5:30 PM

Cheryl Griffis, Director
Reagan Barineau, Assistant Director
Licensed by ACSI

First Steps admits children of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to families at school. First Steps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, its admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.


Enrollment Requirements:

Parent or guardian must complete registration, provide birth certificate, and pay registration fee in full. Child must have had a physical exam within the last two years and have up-to-date immunizations.

Tuition & Fees:

Annual Registration Fee: $180 per child
Registration Fee Due May 1st
Weekly Tuition for Infants, Toddlers: $190
Weekly Tuition for 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s: $175  Weekly Tuition for VPK: $130

Special Activities:

Weekly chapel and library for ages 3 and 4. Weekly music for ages 2 through 4.

Mission projects, art shows, science fair.

Important Information:

Waiting List Form

Phone: 352-629-5683, ext. 143


Have questions? Contact First Steps Preschool:


Community Groups: 9:15 AM
Worship: 10:30 AM