Children First is staffed by a co-teaching team who also share administrative responsibilities for the program.


From the children’s perspective, co-teaching means enough laps, listening ears, helping hands, alert observers and gentle helpers to move with them through their busy and sometimes tumultuous days. There are also two minds and hearts hard at work on the unfolding task of seeing them clearly and aligning the curriculum and environment with their particular developmental trajectories.

For families, working with a co-teaching team doubles their opportunities for relationship with other adults who know their child well and are committed to their child’s well-being.

From the perspective of the teachers, working as part of a team committed to dialogue and collaboration adds intellectual and social richness to our work. We are both challenged and supported by our efforts to work together and learn from one another.