What do you want the children in your care to gain while in your program?:
First Friends would like to see the children gain a sense of self, confidence, and the academic skills needed to enter kindergarten.
What sets your Agency apart from the other area Agencies?:
First Friends exceeds the Department of Early Education and Care ratios in all age groups. We also offer many family activities to allow friendships to form between adults as well as children.
Do you have the resources to accept special needs children?:
Yes, we have serviced special needs with the assistance of Early Intervention and the public school.
What is your Agency’s educational philosophy?:
First Friends philosophy is to teach each child as an individual. We strive to enhance the well being of children by providing a safe, caring, and affirming environment that supports the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development of children and their families.
Have you had an “aha” moment with a child and/or a surprising result from the use of a classroom activity?:
My “aha” moment with a child was a few years ago when a little girl with trust issues finally let go and gave me a hug!
Is there anything else about your Agency that you would like to be mentioned?:
First Friends also offers camp for school aged children. Our camp offers two field trips per week, on site activities, and great friendships!