First Steps Preschool

A Teaching Ministry Of FBCMW

Psalm 127:3 Says, “Children are a gift from the Lord.”  What a wonderful gift they are! Our program allows children age 2 months to 5 years the opportunity to explore the world around them through developmentally appropriate activities and loving care from exceptional teachers.  First Steps Preschool is designed to meet the needs of the total child.  This will include activities that help the child grow emotionally, mentally, physically, socially & spiritually.

Registration is now open.

Click HERE to register online or come into the church office for a paper copy. 

Please contact the church office for more information about registering your child(ren). 

EMotionally, Mentally, Physically, 

Socially, & Spiritually

Emotionally, a child will learn to adjust to a time away from mom and develop a love and trust for his/her teachers.  Helping a child to discover and explore the world around him/her will help him grow mentally.  Basics, such as colors, shapes, numbers and alphabet, will be introduced in a way that makes learning engaging and fun.  Physically, First Steps Preschool provides outside play, music with movement, and manipulative toys to help a child develop a healthy body as well as fine and gross motor skills.  As preschoolers play and interact with one another, your child will make friends and enhance their own social development.  Spiritually, the child will hear Christian teachers share Bible thoughts, stories, songs and prayers that help them learn of God, Jesus and the Bible.

Hours of Operation

First Steps Preschool is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Our school year begins the Tuesday following Mineral Wells ISD's schedule and ends in mid-May. We will follow the MWISD calendar for major holiday breaks as well as inclement weather closings and delays.

Tuition, Fees, & Payments

Each year, there is a $35 registration fee to hold your child's place in the program. This fee is due upon acceptance of the registration form. Each semester there is a supply fee to help cover items such as snacks, craft supplies, cleaning supplies, etc. For the Fall Semester (August-December), the fee is $40. For the Spring Semester (January-May) the fee is $40. This is due before or on the first day of class for that semester.

Tuition is $200 per child per month - we realize there are some months with more or fewer days, but this tuition rate is calculated by adding up the total number of days and dividing it equally among the months.

For two children, the monthly tuition is $365, and for three children the monthly tuition is $485.

Tuition is due on or before the first class day of each month.

What to Bring

Each child will need to bring a nap mat, backpack with a change of clothing (in case of restroom accidents or spills) and diapers if needed. Children will also need to bring a packed lunch. Snacks and a labeled cup with a lid will be provided to be refilled with water as needed throughout the day.

What will my

child do all day?

Each class has a daily routine that includes Bible stories, learning time, free play,  music & movement, arts and crafts, snack time, lunch, recess (outdoor or indoor depending on the weather), and rest time.


First Steps Preschool teaches from ABC Jesus Loves Me an early childhood curriculum. This curriculum focuses on helping build a solid Biblical foundation, parent connection, high quality standards, inspired environments, and a whole-child approach to learning. We also have Bible stories daily. During Bible stories we will sing kid-friendly worship songs, learn about Jesus and learn about a different character virtues that will help us be more like Jesus.

Parent Communication

We believe that good communication between school and home is vital to each family’s experience at First Steps. Teachers and parents can communicate easily through the Brightwheel app at any time. Teachers also use Brightwheel to send daily updates and pictures to parents during school. We also use our First Steps Facebook page to relay information about school goings-on and important things for parents to know.

Special Events

At First Steps, we strive to make the preschool years a fun and meaningful time for our children and their families. Throughout the year, we hold a variety of special events including (but not limited to) field trips for our 3, 4, and 5 year olds, holiday celebrations (such as Birthday Party for Jesus, Halloween Costume Parade, Thanksgiving Family Feast, FSP Easter Celebration, Special Breakfast for moms/dads and grandparents), and various other theme days.