First Steps Preschool is an inclusive and integrated preschool program that is located at Edward H. Bryan School. We offer half-day preschool classes to children ages 3 to 5, with two sessions available: a morning session from 8:45-11:15 and an afternoon session from 12:25-2:55.
At First Steps, we utilize a preschool curriculum, "Creative Curriculum for Preschool". This curriculum is based on five fundamental principles that guide our approach to early childhood education:
Social-Emotional Competence: We prioritize the development of social-emotional skills in our preschoolers, helping them build healthy relationships, manage their emotions, and develop a positive sense of self.
Teacher-Child Interactions and Relationships: We believe that positive relationships between teachers and children are key to a successful preschool experience. Our teachers focus on building strong connections with each child, fostering trust, and providing individualized support.
Constructive, Purposeful Play: Play is an essential part of early childhood development, and our curriculum promotes constructive, purposeful play that encourages children to explore, create, and learn through hands-on experiences.
Interacting With the Environment: Our curriculum encourages children to interact with their environment in meaningful ways, promoting curiosity, exploration, and a sense of wonder about the world around them. We provide a rich and stimulating environment that encourages learning through discovery.
Partnerships With Families: We recognize the importance of building strong partnerships with families in the education of young children. Our curriculum encourages regular communication and collaboration with families to support their child's development and progress.
In addition to the preschool curriculum, First Steps also offers occupational, physical, and speech therapy groups as part of our program. These therapy groups are provided by certified therapists and are designed to support and enhance the developmental progress of our preschoolers. Our team of professionals work collaboratively with the classroom teachers to provide a well-rounded and individualized approach to meet the unique needs of each child in our program.
At First Steps, we believe in the importance of early education and providing children with a strong foundation for future success. Our integrated preschool program fosters a positive and inclusive environment where children of all abilities can learn, play, and grow together. We strive to create a supportive and engaging learning experience that prepares our preschoolers for the next steps in their educational journey.
Thank you for your interest in our preschool program, First Steps. We accept students on a first come, first serve basis, and we also consider rolling admissions throughout the school year based on availability. To apply for our program, please complete the application linked below: