First Steps Christian Preschool a Ministry of First Baptist Church, Manchester

First Steps Christian Preschool

1006 Hillsboro Blvd.
Manchester, TN 37355

(931) 728-2138

August Info for Parents/Families:


Our New School Year Starts Back on AUGUST 24th!!
Please be aware that we will be moving into our new preschool wing and the new entrance is on down on Summer Street, we hope you love the new addition to our church and the new addition for our preschool!

*We hope you will join us for the Open House on the 19th of August at 6pm

**Again if you have any questions please feel free to call Melissa Todd, Director of FSCP @ (615) 336-1719 or e-mail her at

See you all soon!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

First Day of School

It is final time - School is starting - September 1, 2009.

The doors open at 8:15AM. Remember to use the new door on Summer Street, the old door will be locked.

If you want Milk for your child, you can pay on Tuesday. $2.50 for the month, $11.25 for 1/2 the year, or $22.50 for the entire year.

We can not wait - please let me know if you have any questions prior to coming to school.


More Class Pictures

Another peak into the Pre-K class. I am also loving the changes to the classrooms this year. If you are a returning parent to First Steps you will notice a face lift to the classrooms. Also you will notice the new awesome rugs in each of the classrooms!! We are so blessed to have our facility.

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Sneak Peaks into the Classrooms

Here are a couple pictures from the Pre-K class. Ms. Emily and Ms. Becky are going to do an awesome job this year teaching and helping our children to grow and become prepared for Kindergarten. If you most of you are like me having my child in this class has been a little heart tugging. Our children grow up so fast! My oldest son started at First Steps when he was 18 months old and this coming Tuesday he walks into the Pre-K class. I know many of us will be looking for forward to this school year and seeing our children grow and change even more. Please let us continue to pray for Ms. Emily and Ms. Becky as they take on this awesome challenge and please remember to lift up each student attending as well.

Here is a quick look in the world of the 3 year old class. Ms. Teresa and Ms. Daphne are new to First Steps as well this year. But how blessed are we that we have such awesome people coming forward to enrich our children's lives and ours. I will have more pictures of their wonderful classroom and maybe even of them!!!

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These are a few of the pics of the preschool as the new year gets started. You will see the teachers and who is together teaching what age group. Also you can see all the shoes for the kids as the new year is getting underway. There are so many to share I will continue to add to the slide show on the left column and will continue to add pictures to the posts here on the blog.
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Open House

We are excited about the upcoming Open House. It will be Aug. 27 @ 6PM. This will be a great time to meet your teachers and see your classrooms.

Also, at 7PM we will have a welcome and question and answer time for parents - be thinking about questions you might have.

2009- 2010 Calendar of Events for the Preschool

  • August 27- Open House 6p-7p
  • September 1- 1st Day of School
  • September 24- Parent/Teacher Conference by Apt 6-7pm
  • October 12-16- Fall Break, No School
  • October 22- School Pictures (Starting @ 0830)
  • October 29- Fall Celebration/ Trunk or Treat (Volunteers Needed)
  • November 23-27- Thanksgiving Break (No School)
  • December 17- Christmas Celebration/Last Day of the Year (Volunteers Needed)
  • December 22- January 4- Christmas Holiday
  • January 5- 1st Day Back after the Break
  • January 21- Hands On Science Center- Traveling Wizards
  • February 2- Fire Drill
  • February 11- Valentine Party (Volunteers Needed)
  • March 11- Home Depot Day/Staff Enrichment Day
  • April 1- Easter Egg Hunt/ Party (if it rains hunt inside) (Volunteers Needed)
  • April 8- Parent/Teacher Conference by Appointment 6-7pm
  • April 12-16- Spring Break
  • May 4-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 11- Fun Day
  • May 13- Last Day of School/ Graduation Program

Our Goal

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide opportunities for spiritual, social, mental, emotional, and physical development of each child. * Spiritual Development: We want the child to know that God created the world, that Jesus is God's son, that God loves him/her and that Jesus is his/her friend. It is our hope that just as Jesus loves us unconditionally, each child will feel our unconditional love. * Social Development: We encourage children to develop the skills of respecting the rights of others. Inappropriate behavior such as hitting, biting, or kicking is not permitted to continue beyond that which is developmentally appropriate. The child is encouraged to express him/herself in words and feelings rather than these actions. * Mental and Emotional Development: Teachers will help each child develop a positive self-concept about themselves and the ability to identify and express their emotions. We want the child to develop an awareness that perfection is not necessary; each individual grows at different levels. * Intellectual Development: We offer the WEE (Weekday Early Education) curriculum. Your child will participate in a variety of activities such as: * working with paints, clay, crayons, blocks, and other manipulative materials * enjoying stories, poetry, dramatization, films, and books * learning to respond rhythmically to music, singing new songs, and listening to different kinds of music * acquiring good health and hygiene habits * Physical Development: Your child will be taught how to keep the bodies God gave to them strong and healthy. Opportunities for large-muscle and small-muscle and motor development wil be provided. Your child's day will be balanced with active and quiet times.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $125.00 per month per child regardless of days actually attended.

Purity Milk Program, $2.50 per month, $11.25 per semester or $22.50 per year.
Additional fees may apply for field trip and special events.



First Steps Christian Preschool is open from September to May on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Preschool hours begin at 8:15 am and ends at 1:00 pm.



Enrollment is open to all preschool age children in the community, providing the Center can meet the needs of that child. We will accept children ages 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. Final acceptance will depend on: * Health/immunization record up-to-date * Registration packet completed * A non-refundable $90.00 registration fee paid * Space Availability