Welcome to The First Academy Preschool

2020 #1 Best Christian School in Orange CountyThe Preschool division provides a nurturing Christ-centered learning environment for children ages 8 weeks through 3 years of age.

Every child is given the opportunity to flourish developmentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. All of our loving staff members have training in Early Childhood Education. We promote curiosity and creativity, while building our young learner’s self esteem.

Our core program hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with 5-day, 3-day, and 2-day options. Wrap around care is available starting from 7:00 am to as late as 4:30 pm.

For more information inquire today or to schedule a tour of The First Academy Preschool, please call (407) 206-8704 or email preschool@thefirstacademy.org. We look forward to meeting you!

Office Hours

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Preschool Contacts

Grayson Merritt
Grayson Merritt
(407) 206-8704
Melanie Lader
Melanie Lader
Program Assistant
(407) 206-8704
Amber Meek
Amber Meek
Program Coordinator
(407) 206-8737
TEEP Administrator
Joe Fana,
TEEP Administrator
(407) 206-8762


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Letter from Leadership

Thank you so much for your interest in the Preschool at The First Academy. We are so thankful for how God will help lead and bless our school this year.

We believe in developing the whole child not only through a set curriculum but also through a “play based” approach. Handwriting Without Tears, a Florida State approved program, sets the goals for the language, literacy, handwriting, reading and math components of our curriculum. We also incorporate science, which includes sensory and discovery experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Our spiritual curriculum is based on the “Wee Learn” curriculum, The Preschooler’s Bible, and The Children’s Bible. During the fall and spring, assessments are completed to monitor our learner’s growth in achieving the desired developmental skills.

The social and emotional component of our curriculum is Dr. Becky Bailey’s “Conscious Discipline”. Conscious Discipline, a brain-based approach, helps a child grow daily in an environment that ensures they feel safe and loved. With these goals met, a child is able to reach an executive, cooperative state-the most effective way children learn. We provide several opportunities throughout our children’s day to connect with them one-on-one. This helps to validate how important they are to us.

It is our desire for our children to see our school as a “school family”. We work daily to ensure the children and their families feel this connection. It is a priority to us that we provide opportunities for our families to come together to grow relationships and build academic resources for at-home connections.
Conscious Discipline in Progress
We would love to personally share more with you about how you can become part of our school family. Please contact us using the details above to schedule a tour and to share more with you about what amazing growth takes place on our campus each day.

Preschool Calendar

Download the Preschool Annual Calendar 2019-2020 (Printable).

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  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,460

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International
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