Established in 1999 with a five star rating on http://www.greatschools.org & yelp.com. KIDS FIRST is an Exclusive, Private, Structured, Quality, Academic and Nurturing Childcare Program that is designed and structured identical to a center-based program. Enrolling fully potty-trained children ages 2-5—with a maximum of six students at one time—create an opportunity for children to receive rich individualized instruction, thereby allowing them to reach their full potential.

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.



The Owner/Director/Teacher, Miss Lori Jean Phipps, is a certified center-based director; fully qualified 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 29 years of experience in education; 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.

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








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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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