Infant Program: The infant room follows each child’s eating and napping schedule provided by the parents. Play times are stimulating and interactions are provided to meet each child’s developmental needs. All infants are giving tummy time throughout the day, read to, and are provided with toys for them to work on their grasping skills and hand eye coordination.
Toddler-One’s Program: In these classrooms, they follow a more structured routine and incorporate some group times into their daily schedule. Daily lesson plans are developed to help foster the social and emotional skills needed to succeed. They have a variety of toys to help build their vocabulary, small and large motor skills.
Two Years-Pre-K Program: Starting at age two, children are introduced to a preschool curriculum. Lesson plans are designed by the lead teachers of each room and are developmentally appropriate, focusing on school readiness and social/emotional development. Learning centers are made available to help teach children about themselves and their world and group times are incorporated into the daily schedule.
School Age Program: A school age program for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade is available. We provide care on all no school days, breaks, and holidays that First Steps is open. We provide transport to the following schools: Wickham, Central, Van Allen and Garner.
Program Activities: All classrooms will have a written daily schedule that includes both structured and unstructured time. Schedules will be flexible to allow children to make choices in their activities to help promote decision-making and independence.
Enrichment activities: Throughout the year, First Steps Learning Center will offer a variety of classes that parents can choose to sign up for. Some of the activities will be out of pocket costs if you choose to sign up.