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First Step Nursery

95 Stewart Avenue
Hicksville, NY 11801

(516) 938-4080


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers and assistant teachers are devoted, dedicated women who have worked together for many years. Our staff creates a warm, child rearing enivornment, and a top-notch educaton program. Our teachers and assistant teachers are all CPR certified.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Classes are small and we always have an open door policy with our parents.

A Typical Day

Circle Time
Free play
Clean up Time
Project Time
Music/Exercise Time
Snack Time
Story Time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

To provide the children with a developmentally appropriate program, presented in a loving and nurturing atmosphere. Each class has more than one teacher attending to it, providing the children with a low adult to child ratio. We have Open Houses and Parent teacher meetings throughout the year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We offer a slow separation period for our children.
We work with the parent to make the children feel safe and important.