Step By Step, CEC is a non-profit ministry of Gonzalez Baptist Church, affecting the lives of children and their families by providing a safe and quality education in a Christcentered environment, introducing children to the Savior, Jesus Christ, and encouraging children to grow spiritually, socially, intellectually, and physically. We know that safe and healthy care of the child will support and strengthen family life by promoting cognitive, communicative, perceptual-motor, physical, social, and spiritual development of the child.

After School Care

Step By Step offers an Aftercare Elementary School Care program that operates from the first day of school until the last day of the school year according to the Escambia County School Calendar. Our aftercare staff will pick up students from three local elementary schools, Jim Allen, Pine Meadow and Lipscomb, and transport the students to our facility. Parents may also have arrangements made
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Our Infant and Toddler classrooms are equipped with the necessary tools for learning, creativity and safety. Each room is a low teacher/student ratio for more personalized care. Bible Lessons accompany daily Circle Time lessons; Play Centers are age-appropriate and potty training is available at the appropriate ages. Our 2 year old, 1 year old and infant nursery teachers have over 30 years of combined
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Step By Step Children’s Enrichment Center offers a full preschool program that includes wrap-around care for K-2, K-3 and K-4 classes. Children ages 2-4 can enjoy a daily routine of Circle Time activities that build foundational blocks in the standard areas of counting, letter recognition, colors, shapes and teachers progressively add Scripture, recited prayer and pledges. Step By Step classes use The Wee Learn
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