A Great Start

"When my granddaughter moved from Primeros Pasos into regular school Kindergarten she was familiar with classroom structure and procedures. She is now 8 years old and is on the Honor Roll. I contribute her success to the professional and caring staff members and the early educational experience of the Primeros Pasos program." - Janice A.


Primeros Pasos, Inc. was founded by a grass roots group of caring citizens who saw a need for a high-quality bilingual education and child care center in the Georgetown, DE area. The group opened such a center in 1997 and a second one in 1999. Eventually, both of these – located in rental properties – were closed.

Primeros Pasos was determined to offer its services in self-owned facilities, and in 2007 purchased a parcel of land on Savannah Road in Georgetown. Planning and fundraising for a permanent facility was initiated. For over ten years, due to a generous offer of classroom space from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Primeros Pasos provided services for twenty children while raising funds for its expansion.

Finally, in April 2017, after receiving gifts and grants from over 200 individuals, foundations, churches and governmental agencies, Primeros Pasos was able to complete Phase 1 of its plan and moved into a 4,000-square foot, state-of- the-art early learning center on its Savannah Road property. The center is licensed for up to 45 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

The Future

In keeping with its efforts to meet the educational needs of as many children and their families as possible, Primeros Pasos has developed a Phase 2 plan which includes an addition which will increase its capacity.