First Years Preschool

Mission

Our mission is to provide a quality early education experience that will create a thirst for learning in each child as well as the skills necessary for future school success. We wish to encourage a personal relationship with the Lord, shape moral integrity and support parents in their role as the child’s primary teacher.

Philosophy

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 possesses 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.

Curriculum & Program Overview

Our chosen curriculum for our Older Ones, Twos, and Threes students is Frog Street and our chosen curriculum for our VPK students is the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence. Each curriculum 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 and 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, STEM, snack, playground, lunch and monthly chapel visits. We believe that our highly qualified and credential staff, in addition to our low child to adult ratio, make us the best choice for your child’s First Years.

2021-2022 Class Offerings

All Preschool Classes meet from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Older One Year Olds (18 months by 9/1/2021)
Child/Adult Ratio: 6 to 2
Monday, Tuesday OR Thursday, Friday $2,070/year, $230/month (September-May)

Two Year Olds (Two by 9/1/2021)
Child/Adult Ratio: 8 to 2
Monday, Tuesday OR Thursday, Friday $2,070/year, $230/month (September-May)
Monday-Wednesday OR Wednesday-Friday $2,655/year, $295/month (September-May)

Three Year Olds (Three by 9/1/2021)
Three year olds must be potty-trained.
Child/Adult Ratio: 12 to 2
Monday-Wednesday OR Wednesday-Friday $2,385/year, $265/month (September-May)

Four Year Olds (Four by 9/1/2021)
Child/Adult Ratio: 16 to 2
Monday-Thursday (VPK Only)                                         *FREE
*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, 2021.
Monday-Friday (VPK Plus Friday) $1,035/year, $115/month (September-May)
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 Fees
Preschool classes   $100/year
VPK Plus                   $50/year
Supply Fees
Two day classes        $130/year
Three day classes     $160/year
VPK Plus                     $60/year


Registration and supply fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable.
Registration fee includes a school T-Shirt.

Tuition & Fees

You may opt to set up an account within the online payment module for or simply enter the module as a guest.

**Note: There is a 3% fee charged on credit card payments to cover the cost assessed to First Years by the online vendor.

Is First Years Preschool the right fit?

Tour Our Facility

Tours of the program are conducted every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. No reservations are required.

Register

Registration for the 2021 to 2022 school year is now open.

Registration forms may be dropped off in the First Years office during regular school hours throughout the week.

What to bring to complete registration:
Completed registration form
Copy of your child’s birth certificate
Payment of non-refundable/non-transferable registration fee and supply fee


Download Registration Form
Voluntary Pre-K

Parents registering children for VPK will be required to secure a Certificate of Eligibility from the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole to complete the registration process.

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Parent Handbook

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Have Questions?

Our First Years Preschool leadership would love to assist you.

Melanie Bishop

First Years Preschool Director