About Us

-Rhonda

Rhonda is the owner and director of Children First Preschool. With over 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood, Rhonda has owned an in-home child care program and child care center. Rhonda is on the executive committee for the State of Texas Association for the Education for Young Children. She is active in the early childhood community with a passion for advocating for early childhood. She has a Master’s Degree in early childhood and is in the finishing stages of her doctoral degree in early childhood education.  She has been a childcare consultant and trainer in the State of Texas since 2007 and is an adjunct college professor. With all of her past roles in the field of early childhood, her passion is working with young children. She has three grown children and became a new grandmother in 2019!    

Rhonda wrote her doctoral dissertation on the effect of low child-to-teacher ratios. She understands the importance of classrooms having low ratios. Children First Preschool will maintain a ratio of 1 teacher for every 7 children ages 3-5 and 1 teacher for every 3 children ages 2 months to 35 months, which is much lower than the Texas Maximum Ratios.

-Philosophy

Children First Preschool LLC is committed to creating a safe, warm, loving environment where children feel safe to develop their love for learning and reading, grow independently, and feel safe exploring, creating, and developing. Children can learn and grow physically, emotionally, creatively, intellectually, and socially at their own pace. We want to help your child increase their confidence, and self-esteem by treating them as unique individuals and allowing them to express themselves in a variety of facets. We believe that each child is an individual and should be respected as they learn autonomy and be independence. We respect all children and encourage their different personalities, needs, and abilities. 

We strive to make your child’s time at school the best experience it can be for them as well as you, the parents. We are committed to supporting families by maintaining open communication and encouraging parental involvement in our programming and care activities. In programming activities for the children, we follow a play-based learning philosophy. We follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s guidelines for early education.

Our program provides hands-on involvement. By using self-directed materials, children are encouraged to learn through engaging activities. Teachers set up the classroom to allow children to be independent and make choices.  Children will be able to react to their surroundings and make problem-solving decisions. We help children to anticipate, decide, and solve problems on their own in a safe, nurturing environment. Through activities that focus on self-regulation, appropriate choices, and the development of social skills, we help children grow into healthy, happy, and well-adjusted citizens.  Teachers speak with children in a manner that is respectful.

-Services

  • Weekday care from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Breakfast, Morning Snack, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack served
  • Learning through play activities
  • Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
  • Quality care from experienced caregivers. Caregivers are required to obtain 30 plus clock hours of training per year, which is more than the State of Texas standards.
  • All caregivers are first-aid and CPR certified