Happy Halloween!!!


Happy Halloween from KidsFirst LearningCenter. Aaaahhh! Little monsters have taken over the preschool! Luckily, they respond positively to candy. We are open to the public today so come on by and meet these wonderful super heroes and Trick or Treat between 3:00-5:30pm. We’re enjoying another year of wild green monster fun. We began with our story Skeleton Hiccups, and then went on to silly games including the Monster Mash Pumpkin Walk winning a pumpkin flashlight, the Pin the Hat on the Wacky Witch earning a treat cup, and then dancing to The Purple People Eater song while playing the Haunted House Bean Bag Toss to win a treat bag. Then we headed to our huge Halloween feast; green apples, orange cheese on rice crisps, purple witches brew, black bat raisins, colorful Jell-O, Halloween cupcakes, wacky cookies followed with icy cold monster chocolate milk—and then we plan to wind down the activities with The Wizard of Oz and Witches in Stitches. Have a super Happy Halloween all you lovely creatures!halloween2016-2.jpg

Every preschool should be so lucky to have a Pootergirl

For your cute overload of the day, you can’t do much better than this story about a preschooler named Kaylieann who loves Supergirl so much, she wears her Supergirl outfit to preschool, but pronounces it “Pootergirl”. Too Awesome.


Kaylieann has always loved the characters Superman and Supergirl. Her dad, Austin Steinbach, told The Huffington Post that she has profound hearing loss and cannot hear the letter “S” so she calls them “Pooterman” and “Pootergirl.”

With inspiration from her favorite characters, Kaylieann rejected the outfit options her parents gave her for school picture day and came up with a better idea.

“She walked up, looked over each of her choices, turned and said ‘Pootergirl!’” Steinbach said. “And well, I couldn’t argue with that answer.”


Voted Third Place in “Best of Chico” Chico News & Review

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Get this, Kids First Learning Center was voted third in Best of Chico for teachers! And Miss Lori was the only preschool teacher who made the list! I know! How cool is that? Super excited! Official announcement in the October 13th issue of the Chico News and Review. She says “I’m thrilled to pieces. A humongous thank you to everyone who contributed by voting! I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Hugs!” 📚✏🍎❤ MISS LORI



Preschool is important for Chico’s economic and educational goals

There is a nice article about the positive role of preschool and early childhood education in Utah’s future, but the same is true for Chico’s future too:
My view: Early childhood education is important for Utah’s economic and educational goals.

We are missing a potent opportunity to raise educational attainment in Utah in those with insufficient access to quality early-childhood education, particularly for children from low-income families. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen summarized relevant research at the Conference on Economic Opportunity and Inequality in 2014: “Children from lower-income households who get good-quality pre-kindergarten education are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college.”

At KIDS FIRST, we are proud to participate in the local Valley Oak Children’s Services program and we do our best to work with families because we know how crucial preschool and early childhood care is for young minds.

Please call us today to talk about what your unique situation is.

(530) 321-2784

A Preschool Fit For a Prince

Here’s a cute story about little Prince George of England’s first day at preschool. This educational philosophy is shared by KIDS FIRST:

“There is a lot of focus on independence and helping children do things for themselves and make their own decisions and their own choices”

Good luck George! If you’re ever in Chico, stop by KIDS FIRST and we’ll be sure to give you a royal welcome.