First Steps Learning Centers locations employ only highly trained and well educated teachers and caregivers.

All educational programs, including daycare, are supervised by degree certified teachers. We follow a carefully planned curriculum and use the services of consultants from the community in health, education, nutrition, and other fields. We encourage parental interest and involvement in all aspects of our program.

First Steps has two facilities in Bismarck:

First Steps Central

Central Location

If interested please sign up on our Waiting List

Mon – Fri 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

1824 North 11th St
Bismarck, ND 58501
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Director: Shannon Callaway

First Steps Learning Centers was established in 1976.

We are a structured day care with an emphasis on learning projects while keeping a balance of play and outdoor activities.

All of the staff at First Steps Central are highly trained and work in cooperation to ensure the best quality day care for your child.

First Steps Central is a peanut/tree nut free facility.

First Steps East

East Location

 If interested please sign up on our Waiting List.


Mon – Fri – 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

1910 E Capitol Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
[email protected]firststepsbismarck.com
Director: Geri Herring

First Steps East is an open plan daycare facility which allows its staff to oversee all aspects of the child’s day. It promotes interaction between staff, children as well as parents throughout the day.

First Steps opened its doors in May 2002.

Its director and staff are top notch and have over 120 years of combined daycare experience.

First Steps East is a peanut/tree nut free facility.


North Location

 If interested please sign up on our Waiting List.


Mon-Fri:   6:30 am – 8:30 am and 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm during the school year.  Non-school days & summer:  6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

2039 N Kavaney Dr
Bismarck ND 58503
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Supervisors:  Beth Brendal & Mary Ellen Johnson

First Steps North is designed with the school age in mind. Servicing school age children 5 years old to 12 years old.

Opened in February 2021.

 This facility is staffed by excellent teachers and they will provide your child high with quality and structured care.

First Steps School Age North is a peanut/tree nut free facility.