About

KIDS FIRST is an exciting and academic preschool located in central Chico, CA. Founded in 1999 in Orland and serving that community for 17 amazing years, Kids First has now opened its doors in Chico. We’re looking forward to many more amazing years in our new facility.

ABOUT MISS LORI

The Owner/Director/Teacher Miss Lori Jean Phipps is fully qualified and experienced in the field of Early Childhood Education. She not only achieved an Associates of Arts degree, but also completed 40 + early childhood educational units (16 E.C.E units as well as the essential 24 state required early childhood education courses and completion of 150 + college credits in psychology, theater, sign-language and English), possesses a current C.P.R and First Aid Certificate, and has worked in various preschool centers, attaining over 25 years of experience teaching children.

All staff volunteers will adhere to community care licensing regulations undergoing an extensive FBI/Fingerprint clearance and are also caring, nurturing individuals whose goal is to develop the whole child.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Chico’s newest preschool is located in central Chico, CA. We’re close to Chico State, Chico High School, Citrus Elementary School, and Enloe Hospital.

The school is designed and structured identical to a center-based program. A maximum of six students are enrolled at one time, creating an opportunity for children to receive rich individualized instruction, thereby allowing them to reach their full potential.

OFFERING…
Arts and Crafts, Music Appreciation, Science and Math Lessons, Games, AM/PM Snacks, Lunch, Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Program, Annual Skill Assessments. If you are seeking an academic program for your child(ren) Kids First is an excellent choice. The majority of preschool graduates end up in the top reading level in their kindergarten class.

 

 

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  1. This center is one of the most unique and impressive schools I’ve ever visited. And Miss Lori is exceptionally gifted with a natural talent for teaching and a remarkable passion for kids. I feel so fortunate that we have such a reputable, academically strong and extraordinary preschool in Chico. Finally! Our community is going to benefit immensely. Thank you for relocating to our beautiful town.

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