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About us
The First Step was founded in 1972.  We are an ExceleRate Silver Circle of quality center with a convenient central location in Belvidere, Illinois.

We proudly host a 6 week-11 year old program utilizing Frog Street Press as our curriculum with a Preschool program as well as before and after school care.

Meet our staff

We boast a staff of dedicated Early Childhood Professionals.  We have a drive for success in Early Education and are proud to be involved in our community.

Contact us

620 Logan Avenue-Side

Belvidere, IL 61008

 Phone: (815) 544-6560

 Fax:  (815) 544-0404