ENROLLING NOW for the 2017-2018 school year!

First Years Community Preschool is a Christian, play-based preschool program that began in 2004. Our program is designed not only to give children a quality early education experience but also to instill children with a sense of God’s love and plan for our lives.


You only want the best for your child. That’s why our staff believes in obtaining the most up-to-date Step Up to Quality standard training that aligns with the Ohio Early Learning and Development standards. We’re proud and excited to offer cutting-edge learning opportunities and experiences in early childhood education and to be able to apply that in a caring Christian setting.


6900 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH

Curriculum & Classes

First Years Community Preschool utilizes the Creative Curriculum, which aligns with the Ohio Early Learning and Development standards. It’s specially-designed to meet each child at their level and rate of development and learning style. Our trained staff implements purposeful activities and lessons to help the whole child learn and grow. The end goal of our program is to prepare your child for elementary school in all areas of development (social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual) in hands-on learning environments. Our school day runs from 9am-12pm, with enrichment classes available for ages 3 and up from 12pm-2pm.


In the Creative Curriculum, children are encouraged to participate and share as they learn and explore studies based on their interests. Children at First Years Community Preschool learn to be an individual, to be creative, to be expressive, and to have a positive sense of self as they continue to discover the person God made them to be. We also strive to create an atmosphere where parents can be involved and partner with teachers to provide the best early childhood experience possible during your child’s First Years.

Toddler Too Class

Ages 2-3 (not-yet potty-trained)

Can attend any days Monday through Thursday (minimum of two days per week)

Preschool 3 Classes

Age 3 (by September 1)

Can attend any days Monday through Thursday (minimum of two days per week)

Preschool 4 Classes

Age 4 (by September 1)

Can attend any days Monday through Friday (minimum of three days per week)

Transitional Kindergarten Class

Age 5 (by April 1-December 31)

Can attend any days Monday through Friday (minimum of four days per week)

Our Staff

The teachers, staff, and administration at First Years Community Preschool are all trained and certified to work with young children by either holding a college degree in early childhood or related field or by obtaining a National Child Development Associate Credential. Every person on our team is also certified and trained in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse & Neglect, and Communicable Disease and participates in ongoing child development training throughout the school year. We know you’ll find that every member our team is friendly, kind and enthusiastic with a natural passion and calling to work with children.


Shanan Geitgey

Preschool Director


Nicki Hartson

Curriculum Coordinator

Rikki Kadri

Office Assistant

Jessica Swartz

Office & Billing Admin


Two days per week
$135 per month
Three days per week
$165 per month
Four days per week
$200 per month
Five days per week
$220 per month
Non-refundable registration fee
$50 per application
Yearly snack fee
$25 per school year
After-school enrichment classes
$8 per day
Enroll your child

To enroll, please download and print the application, and return it to First Christian Church either using the mailing information provided on the back or by turning it in to the receptionist at the Welcome Center. Physical copies also available at FCC.
Download the application