At Families First, every child has the opportunity to:

  • Participate in activities that are both quiet and active, teacher-directed and child-initiated, and indoor and outdoor using a variety of equipment and materials
  • Work and play in a safe, loving atmosphere with children of the same age, always under direct supervision
  • Establish positive and caring relationships with both adults and other children
  • Develop a curiosity for the world around them by asking questions, trying new ideas, providing input and feeling good about their efforts of response
  • Develop a positive self-esteem which allows independence in the pursuit of learning through problem-solving and the confidence to try things on their own
  • Challenge their physical and intellectual abilities
Class Detail
  • Age Range24-36 months
  • Teacher/Child Ratio1:6
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    Physical Development

    • Large muscle – encouraging movement, climbing, sliding, ball play, riding toys, swings
    • Balance – providing obstacles, creative movements, and all of the above-mentioned objects
    • Small muscle – hand/eye coordination activities, cutting, pasting, large block play, bead stringing

    Intellectual Development

    • Language – encouraging speech, conversations, show and tell, storytelling, reading
    • Cognitive – exploration, nature studies, matching through storytime, shapes and colors, books, puzzles
    • Creative – dramatic play, art activities, music activities

    Emotional Development

    • Self-esteem – positive reinforcement and encouraging self-exploration, discussion of feelings, storytime, dramatic play
    • Independence – providing choices encouraging self-motivation, self-help skills

    Social Development

    • Behavioral – separating children during disagreements and over activity. They cannot yet mediate themselves.
    • Communication – providing conversation skill development, sharing, listening, and communicating