Blast From The Past

Kids First was established in 1999 and has an academically rich early childhood educational environment that promotes moral integrity and creative expression. Our center has a five star rating on greatschools.org & yelp and is designed and structured identical to a center-based program. A maximum of six students enrolled at one time create an opportunity for children to receive rich individualized instruction, thereby allowing them to reach their full potential.

 

Preschool Graduation 2017

Preschool Graduation 2017 (eighteenth annual commencement) of The Teddy Bear Class rocked! What an awesome, magical and extraordinary celebration. Congratulations to all you brilliant kindergartners to be, Violet, Jordan & Brody; and to our Intermediate level genius, Dante (we missed you!); and our outstanding First Grader, Henry. I know you all will succeed in life! Here’s to your bright futures ahead. I feel so grateful to have had such compassionate, intelligent, conscientious parents with creative, talented, funny and bright children. I feel very welcome in Chico and I’m super excited to be teaching in such a lovely and friendly community.

Hawaiian Luau Celebration!

Aloha!!! Our end of the school year HAWAIIAN LUAU for all children who’ve earned their “Pin of Honor” was a total success!
With traditional Hawaiian music playing in the background we began our festivities by playing with Beach Balls and then creating fabulous looking Sun Visors earning a Treat Bag & Fish Fruit Gummies. And then we participated in a Limbo event & performed our Hula Dance routine. After that, we sang our wonderful Humuhumunukunukuapu’a song about the famous Hawaiian fish while wearing our Fish Hats earning a special Solar Dancing Whale. This led us to our feast of Hawaiian Pizza, Mini Corn Dogs, Barbecue Chips, Macaroni Salad, Whale Crackers, Colorful Jell-O, Fruit Kabobs, Sprinkled Cupcakes, Lemonade and Hawaiian Punch. After our Hawaiian feast, we relaxed and watched a funny Beach Movie: The Reef—a fantastic end to a remarkable celebration. Aloha!

Summer Fun Around the Corner

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Beat the crowd and get your child signed up before the summer rush! Kids First is opened year round—all through the summer. Summer program begins Monday, June 5th. Weekly themes double the fun! Puppet Parade, Music Everywhere, Fairy Tales, Going Artsy and much more; water balloon relay races, shaving cream madness, bubble mania, are some highlights! Every Friday is Popcorn/Movie Fun Friday, and play-dough, bubbles and water activities are a daily treat. Playing tag, digging for worms, building castles, taking slide turns and eating a Popsicle under the water misters to stay cool develop lasting friendships. Start off the summer the right way and give your child the summer they deserve. Going South: Take a RIGHT on 11th Ave., RIGHT on Zuni Ave., & make the RIGHT choice for your child.

TEXT KIDS FIRST TODAY TO GET SIGNED UP! 530-321-2784

Open 730am—530pm (Monday—Friday)

Summer Program    Enrollment Fees     New Children Only

$435    Tuition for June (charged for only 15 days)

*School Closed One Week for Summer Break

(19th—23rd)

$464    Tuition for July—First Month 20% Discount

$580    Tuition for August—Regular Tuition Resumes

($29 per day rate)

 

 

Happy Cinco de Mayo

An excuse to gorge on chips and salsa…count me in! Happy Cinco de Mayo amigos! Kids First Teddy Bears celebrated by enjoying Mariachi music throughout the morning and dancing the Mexican Hat Dance. Super fun! Then we satisfied our palates by eating quesadilla’s topped with sour cream, chips with Casa Lupe salsa, fresh guacamole and spicy onion dip…mm-m-mm.

Camping Week Fun!

Theme of the week: Camping
Events: Making and eating s’mores, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, singing campfire songs, going bird watching and on a bear hunt, making personalized binoculars, fishing, listening and telling silly ghost stories, having a picnic by the simulated lakeside, sunbathing and bug catching.
Result: a huge success!
Thanks to Brody’s parents who let us borrow the tent. It made the experience SO real. What a lot of fun!!!

Happy Easter!

Bring. It. On. Easter fun, here we come. Be on the lookout for bunny tracks! We know the Easter bunny was already here because he filled our baskets full of treats. And according to his note he hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for—yay!!! Our party started off by creating adorable “Easter Basket Door Hangers”, and then with the “Bunny Hop” song resonating in the background our hopping feet did the Bunny Hop Dance all the way to play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” where we got to win a hopping baby chick. And then we did the movement activity “I am Bunny Pink Ears” earning a chocolate bunny treat. And then we engaged in a romping good time playing “Bunny Bingo” and “Bunny Match” earning a soft bunny friend. Then it was on to our special snack feast of carrots with Ranch dip, colorful eggs we dyed, cheddar bunny crackers, spring cupcakes, Easter cookies, vanilla pudding and grape juice. After we gorged our little bodies we remembered that the Easter bunny had visited and hunted for Easter eggs! Sugar high here we come! A ginormous thank you to Brody for my lovely flowers! (ginormous is his favorite word) Just WOW! They are gorgeous, and really added something special as a centerpiece. Thank you. Happy Easter to all you little bunnies out there.