First Step Preschool Overview

First Step Preschool, a mission of First Christian Church, has a rich 23 year history of serving preschool and school age children in the community. In the summer of 2016, a full renovation of the facilities and curriculum has taken place. Under new leadership, the preschool has a new focus on safety and security for its children.

The center is open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. providing a safe learning environment for all enrolled children.

First Step Preschool
1302 Boone Street
Troy, MO   63379

Phone: (636) 528-5683
First Step Preschool/Troy, MO



Skill development for the preschool age child has become the cornerstone for the school year. The Missouri Early Learning Standards are incorporated throughout the curriculum for children 3 years through pre-k.


Horizon Club

Horizon Club is our program for children who are in kindergarten through 5th grade. We offer both a before and after school program as well as a summer program for these children.

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For the summer months, a summer day camp, which is unique to the community, has been developed.  This day camp for all ages focuses on Christian values of helping children learn positive friendship skills. 

The school aged summer camp will be set to the theme of “Cruising into the HORIZON, Around the World”.  The children will participate in several weekly field trips also known as “Shore Excursions”.  The children will “travel” the world by “Cruise Ship”.  There will be different weekly country “Ports of Call” explored as well as days at the facility also known as “Days at Sea”.  During “Days at Sea”, the children will learn about cultures around the world.  They will participate in “On Board” cooking activities, enjoy games/ game show days, sports activities, science activities, move and groove to all kinds of music, treasure hunts, participate in leadership activities as well as have special visitors come to visit throughout the summer.

The preschool – Pre-K summer camp will be set to the theme of “STEPPING into Make Believe”.  The children will explore a different Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon or other animated movie theme each week.  They will go back in time with older movies and will work their way through the summer to more recent movies.  The children will learn about the environment where each movie takes place, participate in arts and crafts, math, science, and literacy activities.  Each week the children will dance and sing their way through the weekly movie theme songs and dress up as their favorite character.  The preschool summer camp will also participate in a few field trips throughout the summer and have a few visitors come to school.

“First Step Preschool is amazing! All of the teachers there are so loving and caring! I never worry when I drop my child off because I know she is in the best hands. She is also learning so much; my husband and I couldn’t be happier!”

— Lindsay Hunolt
“We enrolled our daughter at First Step Preschool when we moved to Troy in October 2018 and I am sad that she will be leaving to go to kindergarten next year! Everyone here is so kind and I really feel like they have all helped my daughter come out of her shell. She has learned so much here and all of it has been learned in a fun, creative way! The hours are so convenient for my and my husband’s work schedule. We love First Step Preschool!”
— Deanna Campbell
“I have been a parent with First Step Preschool on and off since 2004. My children have received the best care and education from FSP and have been well prepared for their entrance into kindergarten. I would highly recommend FSP to any parent looking for a high quality, Christian-based preschool where the curriculum is in collaboration with the Troy R3 school system, the teachers are top notch and take year-round continuing education courses and most importantly where your child will be loved and cared for beyond measure.”

— Andrea Lallis