By selecting First Steps, you receive much more than a safe, warm and nurturing environment for your children, you support Saint John’s Program for Real change with 100% of proceeds directly supporting homeless mothers working to recuperate and re-engineer their lives.

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Our Priorities at a Glance



Readiness for school is the foundation of your child’s success, which is why First Steps implements the highest standards and structure in support of child development as recommended by the California Department of Education.


Your child’s safety and comfort are of the utmost importance to us. First Steps leverages the high-security setting of Depot Park to ensure we provide you with peace of mind.


In partnership with Plates Café, your child receives fresh and healthy meals prepared from scratch on a daily basis. Our focus on providing a balanced diet has awarded us with recognition as a Preschools SHINE (Shaping Healthy Impressions through Nutrition and Exercise) site by the California Department of Education.


Our Staff

Our highly trained and specialized staff ensure an educational and welcoming environment for your child to learn, grow and play. Our wonderful staff guarantees every child receives the health and safety they deserve as they continue in their development on a daily basis.