About us

We are here to help parents raise happy and healthy children

We all need support through the most important period of our children: the early years

At First Steps Early Childhood Center, we understand the importance of the early years in a child’s life. These formative years are crucial, and our goal is to support parents in nurturing their children’s growth and development.

We provide a loving and stimulating environment where children can explore, learn, and grow. Our dedicated staff works tirelessly to create a safe and inclusive space where every child feels valued and respected. We believe in fostering a sense of community and partnership with parents, ensuring that each child receives the individual attention and care they deserve.

Founder & Head of School

With a passion for early childhood education and a commitment to inclusivity, Yolanda Jenkins leads our center with a vision of creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all families. Her extensive experience and dedication to nurturing young minds set the foundation for our center’s success.

At First Steps Childhood Center, we are dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching environment where your child can grow, learn, and thrive.

Yolanda Jenkins


We embrace diversity and strive to create an environment where every child and family feels welcome and respected.


We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment, ensuring the well-being of each child.


We believe in treating everyone with kindness and respect, fostering positive relationships within our community.


We work together with families and the community to support each child’s growth and development.


Our vision is to inspire the next generation of learners and leaders by providing a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child can thrive.


Our mission is to support parents in raising happy and healthy children by offering high-quality early childhood education and care.

Meet the teachers

Experts in giving your children best start

Ella Stark

Lead teacher and 1-2 year olds

Harriet Bailey

Teacher and 2-3 year olds

Melinda Schiller

Teacher: 3-4 year olds

What parent say

First Steps Childhood Center is more than just a joyful place; it’s a nurturing community where my child thrives. The dedicated teachers and enriching activities have made a significant impact on our family’s life.

Ramona Altenwerth

More than just a joyful place

We nurture growth and inspire young minds every day. Our environment fosters creativity, curiosity, and confidence in every child.