Admissions Policy

Admission to First Steps Preschool is open to any child between the ages of 2 1/2 through 5 years old.

First Steps Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.

Authorization for admission is made by the Director and based on the following criteria:

•          2½ – 5 years of age at time of admission

•          Potty-Trained

•          Social, Emotional and Physical readiness for the program

•          Able to benefit from the program

•          Space available. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis

•          Paid registration fee & completed registration and enrollment paperwork

School Tours

We welcome any prospective parent to take a tour of our program. Tours are offered by appointment. Please call us at 937-965-7929 to schedule a tour.


Registration for our fall enrollment is open to current students in January. The registration packet is to be completed along with the registration fee before admission to our program. Each child is required to have a Child Medical Statement (physical form) from a physician. The Child Medical Statement must be completed within 30 days of your child’s start date.

Registration Fee

We have a non-refundable registration fee of $60 which reserves your child’s spot in preschool. We offer a $10 discount if paid by June 1.

Waiting List

When all classroom spaces are filled, a parent may request to be added to the waiting list. With the waiting list, we will fill any vacancies as they occur.


First Steps Preschool reserves the right to discontinue service to a family if financial commitments are not met, if it becomes apparent that the program is not equipped to meet the psychological or developmental needs of the child, or if a parent is continually not satisfied with the policies and procedures of the school. Written notification will be given to the parents to allow for ample time to find alternative care. The staff/director will make every effort to resolve any problems prior to termination. Documentation will be provided upon request prior to suspension or termination. Parents and children are given advance notification when suspension will take place based on child’s behavior.