Happy Turkeys

20161123_115809.jpgHappy Thanksgiving to all you little turkeys out there. After we created our own little Cookie Turkeys using Oreo cookies, a Rollo, a malt ball and candy corn we enjoyed our interactive Five Little Turkey Felt Magnet Board Song. And then we gobbled to the table and began our feast after singing our Gobble—Gobble Song. We savored turkey, olives, cranberries & raisins, mixed nuts, brownie bites, blueberries, juicy apples, dried fruit, pretzel crisps, cheddar cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, muffins, Bugles, pumpkin pie with whipped cream (of course), cranberry juice and eggnog. And then we got to relax our little turkey bellies by watching A Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving and The Mayflower Voyagers. This year I am thankful to have a lovely new dream house, to live near my mom, to have a remarkably generous friend (Terry Schimke) and amazing brothers ( Christopher Phipps in particular) who have gone above and beyond to help my dream come true. And I am also thankful for my unbelievable wonderful conscientious parents who have raised such adorable, funny and intelligent little turkeys. I am in Chico where I belong, and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you!!! Happy Turkey/Tofurkey Day Chico and Orland!

Our Preschool Curriculum

KIDS FIRST is designed and structured as 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.

Our curriculum components are Circle Time, Themes, Language Development, Reading Readiness, Math Readiness, Learning Centers, Art/Science/Cooking, Music, Sign-Language and Motor Movement. The purpose of these components is to provide an educational atmosphere in which children are encouraged to be productive and creative, developing an appreciation for education and a love of learning, educating the whole child—cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically. Emphasis is placed on learning through manipulative toys.

Call us today to chat about how we can help provide the very best boost to your child’s future.

(530) 321-2784 

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. I know! How cool is that? Super excited! Official announcement in the October 13th issue of the Chico News and Review. I’m thrilled to pieces. A humongous thank you to everyone who contributed by voting! I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Hugs! 📚✏🍎❤ MISS LORI