“I have had my children enrolled here since my youngest was an infant. Now my oldest has begun elementary school and I couldn’t be happier with their growth and care. I have seen the curriculum and care provided at each level of the center and I have been pleased every step of the way. My kids literally run into the center every morning excited to see their teachers and friends. My oldest child was more than prepared to start Kindergarten and has transitioned wonderfully due largely to the help of the First Steps staff. We see the staff as an extension of our family and I am so thankful to have found them.“
Preschool (3 years to 4 years)
The older children have more structure in their day. They will also receive breakfast, 2 snacks and a catered lunch. The morning consists of a curriculum program that is tailored to each classroom, which consists of art, fine motor, gross motor, language, calendar, music, dramatic play, science, math, and manipulative toys. (A more detailed listing of the schedule is posted in each classroom for parent review.) Each of these areas will help the child develop skills that will prepare them for school. Always remember that the many sheets that come home from school are important to them and the learning is done from the process not the product. The curriculum that we use will have weekly reports that are sent home. It is important to review these letters because it will have requests for supplies and the dates that they are needed. We encourage the parents to ask questions and be involved in what we do daily. These children are encouraged to have good dental hygiene and are allowed to bring in a labeled toothbrush and toothpaste so that they can brush after meals.