First Years


First Years Preschool is a ministry of CrossLife Church with a mission to provide a quality early education experience that will create a thirst for learning in each child. We desire to develop the skills necessary for our students’ future school success, encourage their personal relationship with the Lord, shape their moral integrity, and support parents in their role as the child’s primary teacher.

Our chosen curriculum is the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence which provides a comprehensive framework of skill and knowledge acquisition that covers all areas of a child’s growth and development.  Children receive instruction in the areas of Movement, Autonomy, Social Skills, Work Habits, Oral Language, Orientation in Time and Space, Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning, Emergent Literacy and basic Spiritual Foundations. Your child will have the opportunity to engage in individual, small group, and large group activities. He or she will participate in learning centers, music, snack, playground, lunch and monthly chapel visits.  Parents are responsible for sending a lunch with their child each day.

We believe a child’s education is the foundation for developing their full God-given potential, growing as Jesus did – “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man”. (Luke 2:52) We believe the best educational approach is one that focuses on the education of the whole child. Our teachers will address physical, academic, social, emotional and spiritual needs. We see each of these areas as “spokes in the wheel” that make up the individual child. All of the spokes must be present and in balance for the wheel to work properly…so it is with your child. We desire to see that each child possess the ability to write his/her name, begin to identify letters of the alphabet, and also be able to handle disappointments, zip a coat, and walk on a balance beam. All are necessary for future success. Our Christian teachers will strive to be positive role models in the students’ lives and will implement a Christian viewpoint into every area of learning


Class Offerings and Tuition

Older One Year Olds (18 months by 9/1/15)

Child/Adult Ratio: 6 to 2
Monday, Tuesday OR Thursday, Friday $1710/year, $190/month (September-May)


Two-Year-Olds (Two by Sept. 1, 2015)

Child/Adult Ratio: 8 to 2
Monday, Tuesday OR Thursday, Friday $1710/year, $190/month (September-May)


Three-Year-Olds (Three by Sept. 1, 2015)

Three-year-olds must be potty-trained.
Child/Adult Ratio: 12 to 2
Monday-Wednesday OR Wednesday-Friday $2025/year, $225/month (September-May)


Four-Year-Olds (Four by Sept. 1, 2015)

Child/Adult Ratio: 16 to 2

Monday-Thursday (VPK Only)
All four-year-old classes will be part of Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program and will be provided free of charge (no registration/supply fees or tuition) for children age four by September 1, 2015.

Monday-Friday (VPK Plus) $765/year, $85/month (September-May)
There are two class options for VPK. The VPK only classes are offered Monday-Thursday from 9:00-1:00 and there is no cost. A second option, VPK Plus, offers enrollment Monday-Friday and requires payment of a small monthly tuition to cover the additional time not reimbursed by the State of Florida.  The VPK Plus class offering is contingent upon enrollment. In the event that there is not enough interest, the class will revert to a standard VPK class.


Registration and supply fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable.


Download a PDF of our First Years registration form.