The History of First Academy Preschool
First Baptist Child Development Center was started in August 1977. We began this ministry with 30 children. We were then meeting in building A. The Child Development Center was established to provide quality, Christian childcare for the children in the Leesburg area. In October 1986, we moved into our new facility and began to rapidly increase in our enrollment. In October 1992, we became affiliated with FACCS (Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools) and became First Academy Preschool. Then we changed over to ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) in 2002. First Academy Preschool is licensed by DCF. (License #C05LA0164)
First Academy Preschool is committed to providing a loving, Christian environment where our children can grow spiritually, socially, intellectually, and physically. Our program is built around the Bible in that it teaches us to “Grow in Grace and Knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”(2 Peter 3:8) and “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
We believe that each child who enters our program is a unique and special gift of God, and that it is our privilege and responsibility to help them be the very best that the Lord would have them be. We believe in the importance and authority of family and the church.