I did it…finally! I created a Yearly Preschool Curriculum Book. It is available via (all proceeds benefit Kids First Learning Center).

Are you a parent?

Are you a preschool teacher?

Are you a T-K (Transitional Kindergarten) teacher?

Are you in college taking E.C.E (Early Childhood Education) classes?

Are you curious what kids do at a preschool center?

If yes to any of those questions then this book is ideal for you.

Pink House, Purple Cow is a yearly curriculum book—using The Big Kid Method—that allows children to have creative expression while developing knowledge as well as life skills. Mental challenges via cognitive aerobics, science experiments, music exposure, mathematical games, art therapy, language activities, social/emotional lessons, gross and fine motor physical growth exercises are provided through teacher directed and child directed activities. Each day specific areas are targeted with repetition and consistency as the key.


The Big Kid Method has been in practice for over twenty years at Kids First Learning Center with a remarkable success rate; having the majority of Pre-Kindergarten graduates soar to the top of their class in kindergarten. Established in 1999 with a five star rating on and, it’s an exclusive, private, structured, quality, academic and nurturing childcare program that is designed and structured identical to a center-based program.
















Happy 4th of July!

We celebrated Independence Day with pizzazz! After we engaged in a rollicking patriotic cupcake Memory Game and a festive patriotic Balloon Toss game (earning a treat cup of fun, patriotic pinwheels, wands and headbands) we celebrated by decorating a patriotic flag cake for our traditional Independence Day picnic to enjoy along with submarine sandwiches, barbecue chips, watermelon slices, and blueberry punch. Have a fabulous 4th of July everyone! 🙂

Teddy Bear Class Graduation 2019

Congratulations KidsFirst LearningCenter 2019 Teddy Bear Class Graduates! Now THAT was one amazing ceremony. Well done. Thank you, everyone. And a special thank you to Christine Hagedorn for the cool Graduation cookie appetizers, and to Heather Waddle for the thoughtfully worded (made me bawl) card, flickering candle lantern, and generous Amazon gift card. Hello kids, this means new toys!!! Yay!!!! Here’s to a fabulous summer and an exceptional upcoming new school year.

YouTube Video of the Teddy Bear Class of 2018-2019




Hawaiian Luau!

Aloha! Our annual—HAWAIIAN LUAU—for all children who’ve earned their “Pin of Honor” was a tropical blast! 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 Cup of Prizes and a Beach Drink Cup. 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 Flamingo and Pineapple friend. This led us to our feast of Hawaiian Pizza, Submarine Sandwiches, Barbecue Chips, Colorful Jell-O, Crunchy Rice Rolls, Danimals Yogurt, Fruit Kabobs, Sprinkled Cupcakes and Hawaiian Punch. YUM!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! A reason to devour chips and guacamole🥑…I’m in. We’re a school that believes in no holiday left behind—so Cinco de Mayo may be on Sunday this year, but we’ll still find a way to celebrate it at school. We enjoyed Mariachi music throughout the day and created pet rocks, and wearing our Cinco de Mayo hand-made headbands we danced the Mexican Hat Dance, earning a treat bag. SO FUN! Then we satisfied our palates with cheese quesadilla’s topped with sour cream, green apples, orange Jell-O, chips with fresh salsa, bean and Nacho Cheese dip, brownies and orange juice—a delicious experience. Later we get to enjoy Danimals, and even get to have Tamales at lunch thanks to Christine Hagedorn, who made this holiday feel even more authentic. Thank You!


Happy Easter from KidsFirst LearningCenter.
🐣🍭🐰😉🥚👯‍♂️😎Get this, the Easter bunny was already here! I know! We are super excited. He filled our baskets and, according to his note, hid candy-filled eggs for us to search for—yay!!! Before our hunt we created adorable “Easter Bunny Refrigerator Magnets” and nifty “Easter Tote Bags”. And then with the “Bunny Hop” song resonating in the background we hopped the Bunny Hop all the way to play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” and performed the movement activity “I am Bunny Pink Ears” earning a gift: 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 we had the best decorating Easter Cookie contest, thanks to Aiden’s mom, Christine Hagedorn. Thank you for the sweet donation—it was so much fun! Then we enjoyed our special snack feast of carrots with Ranch dip, colorful eggs we dyed, cheddar bunny crackers, spring cupcakes, mandarin oranges and pink lemonade. After we gorged our little bodies we remembered that the Easter bunny had visited and hunted for Easter eggs! Sugar high here we come…
Happy Easter to all you little bunnies out there.


Top o’ the mornin’ to ya. Yes, once again the wee little folk in the Teddy Bear class with our traditional Irish music playing and wearing our personally crafted shamrock headbands enjoyed a Go-Green party. Unfortunately, even though we created the fanciest leprechaun trap, ever, we did NOT catch a leprechaun. I know! Next year, folks, next year. Oh and boy did our leprechaun make a big mess on our playground, but he made up for it by leaving us some delicious rainbow treats. We had so much fun painting our St. Patrick’s Day Sun Catchers, playing Toss the Magic Gold Coin, Find the Shamrock and a St, Patrick’s Day Match Game earning prizes, treat bags and bubbles! Then we watched Green eggs and Ham and feasted on green cream cheese celery sticks, green applesauce squeezes, green Jackfruit puffs, green chips with green dip, Lucky Charms cereal, sprinkled shamrock cookies, scrumptious St. Paddy’s cupcakes and green Kiwi lemonade punch—and a special thanks to Christine Hagedorn for the yummy breakfast muffins. They LOVED them!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you all!