Children First is a non-profit preschool where parents and teachers cooperate to provide care and education of uncompromising quality for young children.

Next Admissions Open House

Saturday October 22 9-12
for children and their families

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CF Life During Covid19

Children First happily re-opened in September 2020 for in-person school, but only for seven children – no new families.  In Fall of 2021, with a year of COVID-life research informing out planning, we grew the group to nine. In COVID life, we spend most of our days outside, including snack and lunch, and enjoy our inside spaces with lots of ventilation, air purifiers and, of course, masks.  The current plan for the 2022 – 2023 school year is to welcome somewhere between eight and ten children in all, and to continue COVID protocols in accordance with the guidance of the medical community. We currently require – and will continue to require – full vaccination for all eligible children and adults in our community, and we look forward to the increasing ease and freedom that vaccinations for younger children will allow as we move into next year.


Children First Annual Calendar

Find the Children First 2022 – 2023 annual calendar here.

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Fall Educator Open House

We will host our next Friday Open House for Educators on Friday October 21 2022.

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Children First in the Media


Persuing Bad Guys

How do you handle “bad guys?” Join a yearlong, child-led investigation of goodness and badness, real and pretend, safety and courage. Expand your practice as you learn alongside a passionate and creative teacher, who takes risks and shares the outcomes as this energizing story unfolds.

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Exchange

Children First is featured in the March/April 2014 issue of Exchange, a journal supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults. See the article “A Graduation Story” by Donna King.

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Exchange

Children First was featured in the November 2012 issue of Exchange, a journal supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults. See the article “Helping Children and Families Develop a Sense of Belonging” by Donna King.

Or see a longer version of the article that includes more examples from the classroom, and more words from Children First parents and kids:  A Sense of Belonging.

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NAEYC

Children First is also featured in a recent edition of NAEYC’s journal for practitioners, “Teaching Young Children.”

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