First Academy Preschool Leesburg
is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Leesburg to cater to the needs of the working parents in Lake County, Sumter and Marion counties with exceptional child care and early childhood education in a warm, loving Christian environment that nurtures children. Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), our educational philosophy recognizes that each child is a unique creation of God with many gifts and talents. It is our aim to help preschoolers grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically through creative hands-on learning experiences that meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of each child.
First Academy Preschool works cooperatively with parents and the community to facilitate a program that will create a solid educational foundation for young children.
We strive to create a setting where our children will become lifelong discoverers, problem solvers, and responsible human beings with an understanding of their connection to God, family and the community.
Consistent with Christian principles, First Academy Preschool does not discriminate in regard to race, color, nor national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid program.
First Academy Preschool is committed to providing a loving Christian environment where our children can grow spiritually, socially, intellectually, and physically. Our program is built around the Bible in that it teaches us to “Grow in Grace and Knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ”, (2Peter 3:8) and “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
We believe that each child who enters our program is a unique and special gift of God, and that it is our privilege and responsibility to help him be the very best that the Lord would have him be. We believe in the importance and authority of family and the church.
We are committed to presenting the love of God and the understanding of His word, the Bible. We teach children that God loves and accepts each of them and that there is good and evil, and for them to make right choices. We want children to have a beginning understanding of worship, as well as participate in opportunities to worship Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We seek to teach scriptural principles within all activities.
We believe that young children learn through well planned individual and group activities. Through guided learning centers, and structured circle times, our children learn to work and play together, respect each other and their property, and obey those in authority. Through participation, young children learn about their responsibility to God, family, friends, and community.
The curriculum has been carefully chosen and evaluated to assist each child in attaining age appropriate skills and concepts. Activities are planned around curriculum themes, which integrate a variety of language arts, math readiness, science, art, music, and communication skills.
Activities in the classroom and the playground provide opportunities to develop gross and fine motor skills. Throughout these activities, students gain skills that lead to success in school. Good health principles are taught and practiced. From clean rooms, clean hands, to teaching good hygiene, the children are learning to develop healthy habits.
Why First Academy Preschool?
- Low Student to Teacher Ratio: Offering your child the time, attention and encouragement preschoolers need.
- Staff Experience & Longevity: Our preschool has very little staff turnover, with an average teacher tenure of 5+ years!
- Nurturing Environment: First Academy Preschool offers your child a warm, caring, christian environment. The teachers are always available to discuss any questions and concerns, and often take the time to share news of the day with parents.
- Secure Location: With both security-controlled access to our building and a fully fenced-in playground, you will feel secure with your child at First Academy Preschool.