KIDS FIRST LEARNING CENTER, groups children in multi age settings in order to ensure and promote all children have a variety of social, cognitive, and linguistic experiences. We accept the child at his or her developmental level. We give the child the experience needed to develop and learn. We recognize each child is unique and special. The education of each child requires the joint efforts of parents, community and program staff.
We actively support diversity though a multi-cultural environment offered to all children. We all benefit from the wonderfully diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds of our families. Parental involvement and participation is valued and encouraged by all program staff.
Our staff reflects high standards for educational excellence. It is our goal to prepare the child for success in later learning years. We strive for "Kindergarten Readiness". The Center's Teachers are certified by the State Commission on Teacher Credentialing or have completed Early Child Development courses, which are requirements that need to be met before becoming a Teacher. Teacher Aides assist teachers in providing a quality program for the children. The Program Director oversees the overall program and along with administration provides the leadership and support necessary to maintain our program's high quality standards.
KIDS FIRST LEARNING CENTER'S instructional program is based on the High/Scope curriculum, a child centered curriculum. It allows for children to create their own experiences through projects and play and at the right moment the teaching staff implements a learning experience. Children are encouraged to express self-reliance, make choices, initiate their own activities, and problem-solve. Staff provides children with developmentally appropriate work and play in an appealing and nurturing environment which is structured to best meet children's needs. On going assessment of each child's development, needs and interest continues throughout the year because their needs constantly change throughout the year. It is our sincere desire all experiences at the center are healthy, educational, safe, nurturing and loving for all the children.
KIDS FIRST LEARNING CENTER SERVES CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES WITHOUT REGARD TO SEX, RACE, RELIGION, AND/OR ETHNICITY.