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Who we are:
First Steps Preschool is a non-profit, creativity-oriented preschool dedicated to fulfilling emotional, intellectual physical and social needs of 3 and 4-year old children.

First Steps Preschool provides a rich learning environment for children to develop and flourish in their understanding of God's world. 

All lead teachers are certified in elementary education, early childhood and child development
First Steps Preschool is located in the lower level of the First United Methodist Church at 400 East Grand River Avenue in Brighton, Michigan. Lisa Guise is director of the preschool. She can be contacted by telephone at 810-227-0262.
Trained professionals:
All lead teachers are certified in elementary education, early childhood and child development. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Check out Staff Bios for more information.
Low teacher/student ratio:
3-year-olds: 2/14
4-year-olds: 2/18
Philosophy and Goals
First Steps Preschool offers a program where developmental age is more important than chronological age.
Our goal is to give each child a positive sense of his/her own worth for a strong foundation on which to learn and grow into a useful and productive adult.

Our program’s philosophy also contains these major components:
A. Parent Involvement 
B. Social and Emotional Development 
C. Physical Development
D. Cognitive (Thinking) Development
E. Religious Development

Parent Involvement: Not required, but encouraged
A child’s growth and development is influenced by his or her experiences at home as well as at school. The most important person in a child’s life is the parent. We highly encourage parents to participate in our classroom program.

Social and Emotional Development
The program strives to enhance the self-worth and integrity of each young child through experiences which stress recognizing and tolerating differences, decision making, problem solving, sharing, and respecting the rights of others.

Physical Development
The program provides sensory and small and large muscle experiences appropriate to the developmental age of each child. An integral part of the program is the development of an awareness of health, good living habits, and nutrition.

Cognitive (Thinking) Development
The program recognizes that children learn at various rates and will develop when ready. Therefore, the curriculum provides independent, self-directed, and challenging activities in addition to group experiences. Through these activities, we cultivate the natural curiosity and creativity of each child. A balance between spontaneity and structure is essential as the young child develops knowledge and comprehension of his world. Language development is of primary importance in cognitive development.

Religious Development
The program helps the child to grow in a Christian way of life. We encourage respect and understanding of other children, based on the model of Christian love. Children will meet as a group with the Pastor or Associate Pastor of the church from time to time to learn about God and prayer, God’s plan for life, and to celebrate Christian holidays.

Please call the Preschool office at (810) 227-0262 to register your child, or if you have any questions. Our fax number is (810) 229-5008
Fun takes on many forms in our classrooms.