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A Childs First Steps Preschool

  • Welcome
  • News
  • Parking / Pass
  • Field Trips
  • Snack/Nutrition

A Child's First Steps Preschool!

Established 17 years ago, and formerly located inside the Dieringer Heights Elementary School we are a trusted educational resource in the community. We will have a new location in BonneyLake:  Our new address will be:
 21197 Hwy. 410 Bonney Lake Village Shopping Center (our classroom will be across from Pet Pros)

Our Lakeland location is still located @ 208 182nd Street E, Lake Tapps, WA 98391

Registration for returning families begins January 30, 2015

Registration for NEW families begins February 6, 2015

We would like to welcome you and your family to preschool.  Thank you for being a part of the First Steps Preschool family.  Our preschool is dedicated to teaching your 3 and 4 year old children.  We believe these early experiences will follow your child and set the example for future learning experiences.  We welcome and encourage you to be an active part of your child’s early childhood education during his/her time with our program. 

Documents for download



A Childs First Steps Collage


Tuition is due on the 1st day of the month and is considered late after the 10th. Please contact Terrie if you need to make other arrangments.


To further strengthen the link between home and school, each month you will receive both a snack /activities calendar and a School Newsletter. We will try to communicate as clearly as possible through them any information you may need to know in addition to sharing a bit of your child’s preschool day with you. It will remind you of upcoming events and inform you of any school needs as well.




Arrival at School-

We request that you do not bring your child into the classroom until the beginning of class. The staff needs the pre-class time to do their final classroom preparation for the day, and may not be free to supervise your child.

In order to insure your child’s safety and also your peace of mind, we request that each child be brought into the building.  This also provides an opportunity to check the parent information board posted outside and inside the classroom for any “special” information notices that might be posted.

-Dismissal from School-

The last few minutes of a school day are generally rather hectic ones.  Getting coats, hats, show and tells, class projects, and children together in their proper order and places is not always a simple task.  To help us in ensuring that each child leaves safely and happily, we request that you remain patient and know we will get your child to you as soon as we can.  If it is necessary for you to pick up your child early, just let us know and come and get him/her. 

-Authorization for Pick-up-

No child will be released to a person or persons not authorized by a parent to pick up that child.  We must have written advance authorization of change in this respect.  In the case of single/divorced parents:  If the parent given custody of the child wishes to restrain the other parent from picking up the child from preschool, we MUST have a copy of the COURT ORDER stating this, or we can not stop the non-custodial parent from picking up the child.



Field Trips

Outside classroom experiences can start at an early age.  During the course of the school year A Child’s First Steps Preschool will be taking several class field trips.  Transportation needs to be provided by parent/guardian volunteers.  Notice of field trip plans will be given in the school newsletter.  Maps to these Field Trips will be handed out prior to the Field Trip and posted on our parent info board.

As a rule, field trips will be taken during the regular class time hours.  Every attempt will be made to provide fun and educational learning experiences at “no extra cost”.   For each preschool child a Field Trip Consent Form and a Release of Liability is required.  Both forms are due prior to our first field trip and are good for the entire school year.

Nutrituion & Snacks

At A Child’s First Steps Preschool the children take turns in bringing snacks to share with the class.  At the end of each month a “Snack Calendar” will be sent home with your child indicating who will be providing snacks for the upcoming month.

In addition to encouraging the spiritual, emotional, and mental growth of your child this year, we hope to promote the principles of good nutrition which will aid in good physical development for your child.
Children, not to mention adults, eat far too much sugar.  Snacks need not be sweet, expensive, or elaborate to be tasty and fun.  A child’s turn to bring in snack is very important to the child so suggest several ideas you think they might enjoy and then let them decide and help you with preparation.  Use the monthly themes of color and shape to help you with your ideas.  Enjoy being creative together!

Additionally, Natural beverages are more economical and nutritionally superior to imitations.  Therefore we would really like to encourage their use, also.

If we are aware your child is allergic to any foods we will try to provide an alternate food for him/her in place of the prohibited food.  Keep in mind we can only do this if we know about your child’s allergies.

When it is your child’s turn for snack, please supply enough snack, juice, and napkins for their entire class.  Don’t forget the teachers!
The following are just a few snack ideas:

  • Crackers                       
  • Cheese                         
  • Apple slices                   
  • Grapes
  • Olives                            
  • Dry cereals                    
  • Pretzels                         
  • Popcorn                        
  • Rice cakes                   
  • Peanut butter                
  • Cream cheese                
  • Nut breads
  • Muffins
  • Nuts
  • Pickles
  • Bananas
  • Banana Chips
  • Melon
  • Granola
  • Trail Mix
  • Dried Fruit
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Cherries
  • Pizza
  • Rolls & Butter
  • Biscuits
  • Orange Sections
  • Finger Jell-O
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Oriental Noodles
  • Potato & Corn Chips
  • Strawberries
  • Plums