1st Stepping Stones Learning Center is a licensed Christian childcare center located on the campus of LifePoint Christian Fellowship and has wonderful programs for all of our classrooms. We use Pebbles curriculum, a Faith-based Early Childhood Program that meets all of the standards in the state of Florida.
Children’s Academy at Loch Haven is a non-profit early childhood education center providing high-quality child care and education for children six weeks through VPK. We also serve children up to 12 years old with our before & after school care program and summer camp. We create a stimulating and nurturing environment where children’s unique gifts and interests are celebrated, encouraged and valued. Our unique hours allow parents extra childcare time for longer work hours. Ideal for healthcare professionals.
GMAA Early Childhood Education and Care is a quality early childhood program that provides a safe environment for your child to learn, grow, and develop. The children will participate in a theme-based approach with the integration of the Houghton Mifflin PRE-K curriculum for the VPK Program and the WEE Learn Curriculum for toddlers and pre-school aged children. The daily schedule includes daily worship, morning meeting, learning centers, storytime, small and large group activities (literacy/math/art/science/cooking), personal hygiene care, meals, rest time, and outdoor activities.
Our program includes toys and activities that are both educational and age-appropriate. Therefore we discourage children from bringing their own toys except on sharing days. Toys brought from home for sharing day must be related to the theme of the week. Under NO circumstances will play weapons or figures associated with violence be permitted.
The Center is licensed by the State of Florida and is a non-profit organization affiliated with the North American Seventh-day Adventist System of Early Childhood Education. Curriculum Standards and accreditation are governed by this body. In addition, Kids’ Ark is fully accredited by National Council for Private School Accreditation, and recognized as Gold Seal provider approved by the State of Florida.
Our Center has received recognition from the State of Florida and the Florida Representative in the White House because we have met or exceeded all Day Care and Pre-K requirements.
We offer quality Christian childcare services for children in Sanford, Florida and surrounding areas of Longwood, Winter Springs and Lake Mary. Our childcare center provides care for preschool age children 6 weeks to 5 years with dedicated staff that work with the parents who trust their children to our care. We also have a free VPK program as well as an after school program and summer camp for K-5th students.
We invite you to discover our school. Call us to schedule a visit, or explore online. To see what is happening at our school you can check our calendar, news, visit our classrooms, or see what our alumni are doing.
Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Aventist school network. The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary and high schools, colleges, and universities in countries around the globe.
We are a community-based preschool serving children from infants to 5 years old. In addition, we also provide school age care for children ages 5-12 during school breaks and summer. At North Tampa, we follow the Constructivist Approach, with children and educators “co-constructing” their own learning as they bring their unique life experiences to the classroom. From the design of our indoor and outdoor classrooms to the interactions and experiences that take place on our campus, everything we do is intentional, reflecting our beliefs about the ways in which children best learn and honoring the child as a uniquely created individual. We are grateful to collaborate with you in this great exploration we call early childhood!