What we offer


At My First School we understand the importance of appropriate educational experiences and their role in the success of children as they develop and grow.  We offer a variety of developmentally-appropriate educational programs to help prepare your child for the challenges of kindergarten, first grade and beyond.  Our center focuses on the Creative Curriculum.
Toddlers are beginning to think through their actions, solve problems and understand language.  They thrive on new experiences, so we provide them with a safe, nurturing environment that allows each child to develop naturally, individually and happily.  Daily progress reports give you information on care routines like eating, napping and diapering.
Your two-year old is ready to explore and discover the world around him or her.  We spark your two-year old’s sense of discovery by providing a colorful, enriching environment that offers a wide variety of educational toys and materials.  A fun, safe environment filled with self-directed activities gives your child the independence he or she is so eager to enjoy and helps prepare your child to make the transition into preschool.  Because your two-year old is learning words so quickly and beginning to express thoughts, we use activities like reading books aloud, nursery rhymes and songs to expand your child’s language skills.
At My First School, we realize choosing the right preschool for your child is a significant and exciting decision.  We want you to feel certain you’re choosing a preschool that focuses on learning, yet appreciates the significance of fun.  Our preschool encourages your child’s development, without him or her growing up too fast.  You want an atmosphere where your child can make friends and share the fun of learning with other children.  We know that you want your child to be cared for by teachers who keep him or her safe, loved and nurtured based on individual personality and unique abilities.  You will be given this dedicated care at My First School.
Learning Centers
Your child’s preschool classroom itself is also an invaluable teaching tool.  The space has been carefully designed to delight, intrigue and inspire young learners. Each classroom is divided into Learning Centers such as Language and Circle Time, Blocks and Creativity and Art.  Each center invites your child to explore and marvel at the wonders of the world around him.  No matter which area captures your child’s interest on a particular day, he’s developing important skills.  Here are some key examples:
Circle Time
This is where your child starts their day through meaningful experiences like storytelling, singing songs, show and tell and matching games.  Children learn to express their ideas, associate the written word with the spoken word and discover their world independently.
Children experience art through the freedom of touching, feeling, pulling, twisting, tearing, pasting, bending, scraping, cutting, pounding, shaping, and so much more.  They are developing a feel for forms, balance, line, color, and shape as well as gaining practice in problem solving.  They are learning about various relationships, sharpening their powers of observation, and beginning the process of logical thinking, and developing motor skills.  Art is a hands-on activity for your child.
Music activities give children opportunities to use their entire bodies for learning and exploring their surroundings, build awareness by listening to the many kinds of sounds, and help children experience the release and freedom of body movement.  Children will be encouraged to test their vocal and kinesthetic abilities and to have fun while they are experimenting.  We emphasize the enjoyment of participation.
This is an area where children can stack and count blocks to help them learn measurement, size, weight and number concepts.  They also build hand-to-eye coordination, and develop control of their wrists, hands and fingers.  They will develop problem-solving skills through trial and error. If a block structure falls, your child might try it a different way until satisfied with the results.
Dramatic Play
We have dress-up clothes, props and child-sized furniture that invite children to make believe.  They try new careers, learn to share, make friends and express different emotions.  Children also learn life skills like turning knobs on and off or buttoning and zipping clothes.
Children learn sorting and counting skills, putting materials in order and patterning.  Math is a way of finding things out, a way of problem solving.  Through manipulating small materials, children will also begin to understand basic concepts such as big/little, large/small, same and different.
Children have the opportunity to have hands-on, real-life activities that encourage a sense of discovery.  The activities include playing with living things, using magnets, magnifiers, sand and water tables.  As your child moves from center to center, his or her preschool teacher will act as a guide who will listen to ideas, applaud progress and motivate your child to envision and think in new ways.