1. Early Education Will Develop STEM Skills

    Preschool is meant to prepare your child for entering kindergarten and kindergarten is designed to prepare you child for grade school. Following this model, every year of schooling should prepare your little one a tiny bit more for what is ahead of them. At our preschool at First Class Child Development, we do all we can to not only improve your child’s early learning skills while they are in th…Read More

  2. Will Your Almost-Kindergartner Be Ready To Read?

    Plain and simple, kindergarten is nothing like it used to be. Whereas a few decades ago, kindergarten was mostly nap times and juice boxes, today the education of children starts as early as, and often before preschool. While children are not necessarily expected to know how to read and write when they show up for their first day of school, there are some skills that you can prepare your child wit…Read More

  3. Should Your Preschooler Be Learning A Second Language?

    At First Class Child Development, we pride ourselves on being able to provide the children at our facility with the very best education possible. This means knowing what the very best methods for teaching our students are. One of the most popular topics of conversation in the educational realm over the last decade or so, revolves around when children should start being introduced to a second langu…Read More

  4. Brain Development in Infants & Toddlers – Part 1

    It has been proven time and time again that the environment your child is in during their first few years will greatly affect their brain development. Recently, technology has allowed scientists to better understand how the brain develops from the time the child is conceived until they are around age three or four. This has even further proven that where your child spends their time can greatly af…Read More

  5. Teaching Your Preschooler To Love Math

    As much as we like to tell the kids at First Child Development Center how fun math can be, it seems that the majority of them have already made their mind up about the subject before they ever set foot in our preschool. This has to do with the way math is portrayed to them by you, the parent. In order for a child to be open to the idea of liking math they have to know that they are not wasting the…Read More

  6. Why Your Child’s Relationship With Their Teacher Matters

    Having trusted, kind and compassionate teachers is something that First Class Child Development Center prides itself on and always has. Despite the fact that the majority of people cannot remember the first few years of their life, the interactions they have with others while between the ages of 1 and 5 can have a lasting effect.This is why it is extremely important to leave your child in the care…Read More

  7. Self Confidence and Your Child

    At First Class Child Development Center, we can teach your child their alphabet, simple math, and loads of other educational basics and beyond. However, there are some things they cannot solely be taught to a child in the hours of the day they spend at the preschool or private school. One of these things is teaching your child how to be confident in themselves. This may not seem as though it is as…Read More

  8. 3 Reasons Montessori Schools May Not Be The Way To Go

    Montessori schools, if you are unfamiliar, function on the idea that children have a natural inclination to learn and therefore allow children a fair amount of independence when their education is concerned. However, there are definite drawbacks to having your child attend a Montessori School. Below you can discover a few… Montessori Schools Are Not Cheap You may think that paying a lot of money…Read More

  9. Things To Consider When Choosing A Preschool For Your Child

    It is often the teachers and administrators at a preschool who get the third degree when it comes to having to answer questions about their facility. However, it is very important that as a parent you know the right questions to ask yourself before enrolling your child in a preschool. After all, you know your child and his/her needs better than anyone else, right? Below are just a few questions y…Read More

  10. How Children Learn Through Play At School

    In the past, very strict and disciplined teaching methods were thought to turn out the best and brightest students. However, over time it has become apparent that children need to not only interact with other children to develop at a proper rate but that they need to play. Now we know what you are think, how can play really affect how much my child is intellectually growing? The truth is, it’s a…Read More