Here at First Steps Learning Academy, we are a family and we develop a partnership with families that allow us all to work together, to create the perfect structured environment specific to the needs of each child in our care. Our partnerships allows us to effectively assist you with the developmental needs, to help your child excel on the road ahead. We have an open door policy and we encourage parents to become actively involved in the classrooms. Communication is the most important aspect of our relationship, so it is important that lines of communication remain clear and available. On behave of the entire staff, it is our pleasure to welcome you to First Steps Learning Academy!


First Steps Learning Academy is Accepting Enrollments (Birth+) !

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New Facility Openings Coming in 2022!


Our Expansion has begun! Our Expansion will feature an additional 20,090sf of classrooms, 10,000sf fitness center, 2100sf of storage, 1200sf security apartment, 3108sf basketball court, 2445sf infant playground, 3295sf central playground, Picnic dining and shaded area, parking lot expansion featuring 71 parking spaces, and an additional egress for bus transportation.


First Steps Learning Academy - Mainstreet (Building 1)

1588 Highway 20 West

Freeport, FL 32439

Office: 850.880.2246

Director: 850.226.9175

Email: Bhay.director@fslafreeport.com



Building 1 - Mainstreet is OPEN and ACCEPTING ENROLLMENTS!


Enrollment Tours 1:30-3pm and/or 4-5pm Daily 

Facility Tours and Registration for enrollment can be completed at First Steps Learning Academy, Monday - Friday, During the hours of 1:30-3:00pm and/or 5:00-6:00pm. Due to COVID-19, all tours must be scheduled in advance and can not overlap with other tours. Parents can also register for enrollment through our online portal! Call 850-226-9175 for more information!


15 & 16


April 9, 

Picture Day! 

Bring your "Best Smiles"!


Preschool Children will take CAP & Gown Photos

Springs Pictures will also be offered (Themed Outfits Provided by Photographer)



First Steps Learning Academy is excited to announce that we have relocated to the new facility and the environment is amazing! Families and Teachers were thrilled to relocate to the new classrooms!

Oct. 3

The upcoming Preschool Program will start on Monday October 3, 2021 at 8:00am. 

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Coming Soon:
* Newly Designed Playground Space
* (3) Parking Lot Areas 
* Preschool Building featuring (5) Classrooms
* Infant Facility Featuring (6) Classrooms
*School Age Facility Featuring (4) Themed Classrooms

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Ages of Children Served

Birth - 12 years

Hours of Operation

6-6pm / Monday - Friday

Positions Open

Infant Teacher (Birth - 12months AND 1-2yr)

Toddler Teacher: 2-3yrs

Preschool Teacher: 4-5yrs

School-Age Teacher: 6-13yrs

$14-18 hourly with Overtime Opportunities

FREE Childcare for Staff Children

$300 Signing Bonus 

Receive a Training Stipend for Achieving Certification 

College Scholarship Opportunities 

Technology Improvement for FSLA Teachers

All Classrooms at First Steps Learning Academy are now completely electronic based. Lesson Plans and Daily information forms are received Via email to parents, daily! Additionally, every classroom is equipped with live-video-feed cameras that parents can access directly from their cellphones, computers, and tablets!

New Computer Lab

First Steps Learning Academy is adding a new computer lab, to support the growth and development of the Preschool Children as they advance to Kindergarten! The computer lab will feature state of the art computers and feature several interactive educational programs that allow children to learn how to learn a variety of computer skills. 

Upcoming VPK Program 2022-2023

VPK at First Steps Learning Academy is scheduled to start on Monday October 3, 2022.

Children attending the program must have a VPK voucher, Health Physical, Immunizations, and parents must complete the enrollment process to hold a placement. 

VPK Orientation is Friday Sept. 16, 2022 at 6:00pm. VPK Orientation is virtual! A link to the virtual meeting will be sent via our class Remind!

VPK is accepting enrollments at this time.