Families First Children's Center's mission is to provide a safe, high quality learning environment for all young children, to support them in developing a positive self-image and to foster a joy for learning. In addition, Families First provides a laboratory setting for the training of early childhood professionals for the benefit of the children, childcare providers, and the community. Internship is provided for students enrolled in the Early Childhood Development curriculum.
Families First has received a 3-star rating from VSQI. The program provides a laboratory setting for the training of early childhood professionals for the benefit of the children, childcare providers, and the community.
Our high quality staff consists of Director, Assistant Director, teachers, assistant teachers, a food nutritionist, and classroom aides (18 years or older). Most of our staff have at least an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development (teachers) or are working toward their Associate Degree (assistant teachers). The ratio of supervision is 4 to 1 staff (Younger Group - Ages 2 to 23 months), 8 to 1 staff (Middle Group - Ages 24 to 35 months), and 10 to 1 staff (Older Group - Ages 36 months to public school age). We are most suitable for children from 2 months to 9 years old and are licensed for 50 slots. We offer full-time and part-time enrollments that take up less than a slot.