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

Children First Announces: Our Final Three Years

Read more here – a message from Donna about our decision for “three more years” of Children First as we know it now.

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Our Research Focus for the Year

Read here about the questions guiding our inquiry with children and families this year.

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Admissions & Open House

We are fully enrolled for Fall of 2024, and accepting applications for Fall 2025 and Fall 2026. Our next Admissions Open House will be on October 26 2024.

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Spring Educator Open House

We will host our next Friday Open House for Educators on Friday April 19 2024.

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Children First in the Media


Exchange Article: A Story Festival

Children First is featured in the January 2023 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 Story Festival” by Donna King.

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Pursuing 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 Article: A Graduation Story

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 Article: Belonging

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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