“Better Beginnings” Rating
First School is an Arkansas “Better Beginnings” program which strives to be a nuturing faith-based Parent’s Day Out Program, Preschool and private Kindergarten. First School received “Better Beginnings” highest rating of three stars. It is an outreach of the First United Presbyterian Church to our community.
Our program is comitted to maintaining low-child to teacher ratios and retaining skilled, quality teachers. Each year, we are evaculated in areas of space and furnishings, quality of care, student and teacher interaction, learning activities, program structure and parents and staff needs.
At First School, our teachers and administrators want to instill a love of learning into each child. Our curriculum was developed using the Arkansas Preschool Framework designed to help children acquire social competence and skills they need to succeed as learners.
As a faith-based school, children will be exposed to songs and stories with religious content. Children ages 2 1/2 and older will attend chapel with the staff once a week as a group. This is a fun, social time for music and a biblical story. Children are encouraged to say grace as a group before eating snack and lunch, thanking God for his blessings.