We will be closed on Monday 2-15-2021. If you have any questions, please text us. We will pay close attention to the weather for Tuesday and Wednesday as well.
Thank you for overlooking our construction mess. We hopefully will be completed soon and have our new rooms set up and ready.
Open House: We will be holding an open house on December 19th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. You are welcome to see the new classrooms. We look forward to showing you around.
Days Closed: A reminder that we are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Friday afterward, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and News Year’s Day. Regular tuition is required.
Food Drive: We are holding a food drive to help a local needy family that has lost everything due to COVID. If you are able to help please bring canned or boxed food to our center by December 10th, 2020.
11-23-2020 Wear your favorite color
11-24-2020 Bring a piece of fruit for our Thanksgiving Feast
11-25-2020 Wear something with a button
11-30-2020 Wear a hat
12-1-2020 Wear Green
12-2-2020 Silly Socks Day
12-7-2020 Making cards for a Nursing Home
12-9-2020 Wear Red
12-11-2020 Polar Express Day. Wear Your PJs
12-14-2020 Sports Team Day – Wear something from sports
12-16-2020 Wear Blue
12-18-2020 Holiday Party – Bring a wrapped book for a classmate
We regret that we are not able to hold our annual Family Holiday Party this year due to Covid. We hope to have one this summer! We appreciate each family and thank you for allowing us to spend the day with your children. If you ever have a question or need something, please let me know. – Rhonda
Come see us on Saturday, December 19th!!!
We will be holding an open house on December 19th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
516 N. Locust St. Denton TX.
We know it can be hard to visit during the week, so we will be available on these 3 Saturdays. Looking forward to seeing you!!
Fun, nurturing, early childhood program accepting children ages 2 months – PreK. We are open M-F from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Play-based learning curriculum. Quality staff with college degrees, CPR and First Aid Certified, and at least 50 clock hours of training per year. Healthy and safe environment for children to explore, grow, and develop. Diapers, Pull-ups, and wipes are provided. We accept children on CCS and we are on the food program. We look forward to meeting you.
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC, n.d.), lesson planning should be developmentally appropriate. This means that teachers need to create lesson plans that take into account the child’s age, individual abilities, and their cultural and family dynamics. At Children First, we do just that. We have a group lesson plan but each day, we set aside time to work on individual goals and lessons, in a fun playful manner. We do not buy a preset curriculum because we want to make sure what we do each day is what the children in that class need. We believe that a company is unable to create a lesson plan for our children because they do not know our children! We do! Therefore, lesson plans are created for all of the children in mind!
Children Get Angry too!!
Every adult gets angry at one time or another. Children are no different, and in fact, anger starts at birth or soon after (Marion, 2011). Young children often have anger over the passion of items, physical or verbal lashing out, rejection from others, and issues of compliance (Marion, 2011). Children want to be independent and one reason they become upset, and often have a meltdown, is because they are not allowed to be independent in a safe environment.
Expressing and Regulating Emotions
“Children can gradually learn how to communicate feelings in social situations if we teach them how.” (Marion, 2011, p.195). Just like your children are learning to walk, use scissors, and become potty trained, they are also learning to regulate their emotions and learn how to express them appropriately. Children are not able to regulate their emotions like adults because it “requires some high-level understanding skills, something that humans develop very slowly.” (Marion, 2011, p.197). Children are not able to organize their feelings nor are they able to see the other child’s point of view, which makes regulating their emotions harder. Children are also at a point in their development where they are unable to manage their own moods and feelings very well, but that skill will come as they grow.
Strategies to Help Children with Emotions
Young children do not understand their feelings, but we can help them do that so they can reflect on those emotions. For children to understand and express their feelings they must develop their brain, their memory and their language (Marion, 2011). Once they start to understand and are able to express their feelings, they will be able to learn how to control them. A warm and loving relationship with your child will help with his brain development. Young children have a hard time processing knowledge they need to remember, so as adults we need to remind them of what we expect from them. By helping children have a good language foundation they will have an easier time to express their emotions. “Talking about emotions helps young children understand their feelings and helps them begin to evaluate them.” (Marion, 2011, p. 202).
If you have any questions, please call or email me. Thank you.
Marion, M. (2011). Guidance of Young Children (8th ed.). Upper Saddler, New Jersey: Pearson