First Steps Childcare

The First Steps program has been established to provide Christ-centered quality childcare for the CCA and Calvary Chapel community of believers. Our staff of godly, professional care givers provide a socially stimulating, developmentally appropriate and nurturing daily environment for children, ages 4 months to 3 years, while their parents are at work.

First Steps childcare is available Monday through Friday from 7:30am–5:30pm.

Our First Steps program maintains compliance with ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and DCF (Department of Children and Families) regulations for a childcare facility.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
 Proverbs 22:6

First Steps Application Packet


First Steps Calendar

First Steps will be open and available for enrolled children on all weekdays the church is open and operating. On holidays that Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale is closed, our First Steps childcare facility will be closed for both staff and children.

Holidays and Closures
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Week after Christmas
New Year’s Day
Good Friday
Day after Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day

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First Steps Curriculum

WEE Learn
In First Steps childcare, the teachers use the WEE Learn curriculum. The program accomodates the differences in the children’s learning styles as they learn through play. WEE Learn is designed for children ages birth through Pre-K.

Nap Time
All First Steps students have nap time after lunch each day. Napping cots are provided and students bring in their own blanket and pillow each week. Bedding is sent home for laundering on Fridays, and must be returned to school on Mondays.

First Steps Fees

A non-refundable enrollment fee of $200 is required at the time of registration.

Current School Year Fees

Infants 4 –12 months  $730/month
Toddlers 13  – 24 months $670/month
Two-year-olds 25 – 36 months $650/month
Three-year-olds 36 – 48 months $640/month

The First Steps fees reflect a full month of child care. Fees remain the same regardless of attendance during the month.

Online Payments

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Early Childhood LeadersJan Lashbrook

Early Childhood Director

Cheryl Bramos
Early Childhood Administrative Assistant