Our #1 goal is for our children to be safe and secure while they are in our care. Our facility has cameras that record 24/7, RFID access doors, AED station, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and most importantly well qualified staff. We also have various plans in place for weather, fire, and intruders.
All of our staff members have been thoroughly vetted, background checked, and drug tested. Our staff members are all First Aid, CPR, AED and Fire Extingusiher trained. They also take multiple state approved courses in child safety and classroom management. Training records are kept on file in the office.
Our facility has been newly renovated. All of our classrooms have been outfitted with everything your child needs to have their best day at First Steps. We also have janitorial staff who clean at the end of each day to ensure that our facility is always fresh.
Every day for lunch your child will be exposed to new and exciting meals. We have a "chef" who will prepare hot and nutritious lunches. All meals are formatted following the USDA "My Plate" recommendations. Every meal includes protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, and dairy. You're child will also be encouraged to drink water throughout the day to promote healthy hydration habits.
Each month will have a new theme and curated activities to match! Exciting topics such as Zoo Animals, Farm Animals, Community Helpers, and various Holidays ensure that no two days are the same at First Steps PDO. We are proud to offer a dedicated enrichment teacher who will work hand in hand with your child's classroom leader to provide fun filled days. Throughout the year we will have special visitors, and your child will work on special musical performances to present throughout the year. Our program meets on Tuesday & Thursday from 9:00am-2:00pm. Drop off is from 9:00am-9:15am and pickup is at 2:00pm each day.
August 2022-May 2023
*First Steps PDO is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm beginning Tuesday August 9th, 2022 and ending Thursday May 25, 2023.
*The following breaks and closures will be observed following the Polk County School system calendar.
October 4th & 6th- Fall Break
November 8th- Election Day
November 22nd & 24th- Thanksgiving Break
December 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th- Christmas Break
January 3rd - New Years Break
March 28th & 20th- Spring Break
*Inclement Weather Policy- In case of inclement weather the safety of our staff and students is the most important thing to us. We will evaluate weather issues on a case by case basis and will announce closures via text, phone call, or email. First Steps PDO reserves two weather days per an academic year. Should more weather days be needed, tuition will be adjusted.