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First For Kids Preschool at First United Methodist Church

603 11th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34205

(941) 748-0824

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repetition. Schedules are designed with balance of structure and free choice, as well as, active and quiet times.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self-image, building social skills in a school setting.
Recognizing that children grow in predictable stages, we treat each as an individual, working from the level each child has attained and moving forward a step at a time. We teach love of learning by allowing children to experience their own stage of development, helping them to feel success without pressure.

A Typical Day

7:30-9:00- arriving in activity room
9:00-9:30 Circle time and music
9:00-9:45 snack
9:45-10:30- Art
10:30-11:15 gross motor, outside time
11:15-11:30 Storytime
11:30-12:10 Lunch
12:10-2:45 naptime
2:45-3:10 snack
3:10-3:40 fine motor activities
3:40-4:40 Outside time
4:40-6:00 Activity room pickup time