Caring for God's children each step as they grow.



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Program Options

Parents may choose a 2 day (T/Th), 3 day (M/W/F or T/W/Th), or 5 day preschool program for their child. In order to utilize afternoon enrichment (enrollment after 12:00) your child must be in attendance during the morning. Afternoon enrichment includes: social play, music and movement, foreign language, children's literature, sports skills, art, science and much more!


Our Normal School Day is 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Additional Enrichment Options:

  • Early Drop-off from 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Afternoon Enrichment from 12:00 pm until 1:00, 3:00 or 5:30 pm 

Enrollment Procedures

  • Children must have reached the age of 15 months by September 1st of the year of enrollment. Applicants are considered upon the basis of their developmental level as well as availability of space in the appropriate class.
  • Children ages 3 and 4 must be potty trained.
  • Children are enrolled on a first come, first served basis until the program capacity is met. Returning students, siblings, and alumni siblings are given first priority.
  • A waiting list for prospective students is established yearly once classroom capacity is met following enrollment for the new school year. To be placed on the waiting list, please call the school office at 352-416-3025.
  • Enrollment documents, along with the non-refundable registration fee of $225, are required for acceptance into Stepping Stones Preschool.
  • Parents will receive a confirmation of enrollment after the appropriate forms and monies are returned to the school.


Monthly tuition rates are listed below. There is also a $225 non-refundable registration fee that helps cover costs for special events/curriculum enhancement, materials, and enrollment. Please make all checks payable to Trinity United Methodist Church. 

Program time 2 days 3 days 5 days
7:30am - 12pm $275 $360 $540
7:30am - 1pm $320 $420 $610
7:30am - 3pm $390 $540 $775
7:30am - 5:30pm $490 $650 $900
9am-12pm $200 $275 $390
9am-1pm $250 $340 $490
9am-3pm $340 $450 $650
9am-5:30pm $430 $575 $825

McCall Griggs, Director of Stepping Stones Preschool (352-416-3073)

Anne Dale, Assistant Director (352-416-3049)

Preschool Office (352-416-3025)

Elizabeth Jones, Director of Children & Family Ministries (352-416-3045)