First Step Preschool

First Step Preschool is a licensed, non-profit site. First Step Preschool is owned by the Black Forest Community Church (United Church of Christ) and has proudly served the Black Forest community (including Colorado Springs, Falcon, Peyton and Monument) for over 20 years. Our learning program is designed as a social, educational, recreational and Christian environment in which children can grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Teacher-directed and child-directed activities are provided each day, focusing on all areas of development. All of our learning materials and Montessori equipment are age-appropriate and arranged in the following areas: Sensory Development, Practical Life, Language, Mathematics, Science, Art, Music, Books, Blocks and Dramatic Play Area. We make sure that we cover all of the State Educational benchmarks for kindergarten readiness. Our program is reinforced with select Montessori methods..

Where are we located?

First Step Preschool is located southeast of the corner of Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. We are located downstairs of the building to the east of the old Log Church Building. Our address is: 6845 Shoup Road Black Forest, CO 80908

Important Dates

• Wednesday, August 10 – Back to School Night • August 15th first day for MWF students • August 16th First day for TTh students

Some Basic Information

Kristi Priddy

Kristi Priddy

My name is Kristi Priddy and I am the new Director of First Step Preschool. I hold a degree in Child Development from the University of Texas and have worked with young children in the roles of preschool director and teacher for the last twenty years. I feel privileged to join First Step Preschool and its legacy of providing a high quality preschool program. An engaging preschool environment is one of the first steps to developing a love of learning. We currently have a few spaces available for the 2016/2017 school year. We would love for you to join us in providing a creative, hands on learning experience for your preschoole

Our Learning Environment

Our Learning Environment

Our learning environment provides developmental growth in concepts, cognitive, problem solving, fine and gross motor skills, self-help skills, whole language, alphabet/phonics, math, science, art, music and Spanish. In each area of development, we encourage hands-on creativity and self-expression, always giving freedom to explore, contemplate, imagine, initiate and become active in the learning process.