Positive: Quality
My daughter who is now 22 went here and today I just dropped off my 2 year old little boy. As a mom I have been so nervous and scared for his first day and as I pull out of the parking I feel so at ease. Drop off could not have went any better. He didn’t even get upset when I left. I’m so excited for him! Thank You All!

Jennifer Lehnen

The staff is fantastic and Lisa (owner) is obviously very passionate about early childhood education! I wish they offered 5 days a week, though.

Jill Topp

I couldn’t have asked for a better place to bring my kids for preschool and daycare. Both my kids loved it here and they learned so much.

Anthony Hirmer

My daughter has been attending first step for over a year in childcare and preschool. Our experience has been great! The staff is very kind, knowledgeable, and makes me feel at peace while my child is in their care. The space is always clean, organized, and age appropriate in every room. I also found their prices extremely fair compared to other daycares. I have nothing but great things to say about First Step!
Kiersten Larson

We love First Step!! We have had two kids enrolled here as of now and both have had the best experiences! The staff is all amazing! The kids are greeted by name each day with big smiles. The teachers have been so attentive to the kids and their needs and have made a huge impact on our first school experience. My kids have learned so much and are so excited to come home and share what they’ve learned and the projects they’ve made. The school is updated and so great about creating a fun space for kiddos! I wouldn’t send my kids anywhere else!!
Stacey Wenlund

We are SO happy to have our Son at First Steps. Its an environment he has been able to thrive in. The Teachers are very invested in making sure the kids have the best day, every day!! And I’m thankful the Teachers are aware of the surroundings and are paying attention to people who don’t belong at the school (see below review). Our Children’s safety is #1. Keep up the GREAT job Ladies!
Nicole Woods

The staff is excellent and the class sizes are small. Great preschool and very clean. Structure is great. Very highly recommended
Barett Lenton

Love the teachers! The staff is what makes it a special place for children to learn.

Tyler Joseph

When I moved to Elk River in 2020 my cousin told me about First Step Preschool. She sent her kids 10 years ago and had nothing but positive things to say. I decided I wanted to check it out and am so thankful I did.
My son has a lot of food allergies and communication regarding adjusting snacks or projects was always great, they made sure he wouldn’t be left out or miss anything. He went for 2 years before starting kindergarten this fall and he loved his teachers so much and so did I!
I can’t wait for my middle son to start this fall and can confidently say my youngest will go when she is old enough!
Grateful for the past years and the years to come with our First Step Family!
Alicia Hendrickson