WORKING WITH PARENTS AND FAMILIES

Children 1st offers the following services/programs for children ages newborn through eight:

  • Stimulating infant cognitive developmentServices
  • Exploring toilet training techniques
  • Living peacefully with toddlers
  • Dealing with toddler fears
  • Enhancing learning at home and at school
  • Preparing children for kindergarten/childcare
  • Helping children adjust to new situations (moving, new sibling, death in the family)
  • Developing strategies for discipline issues
  • Dealing with obesity and bullying at school
  • Selecting/assessing the right teacher and  school
  • Creating strategies for improving literacy and math skills
  • Recommending age-appropriate technology
  • Improving social interaction
  • Observing children at play in learning environments to identify issues/concerns/next steps

WORKING WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

Children 1st can help create programs that are developmentally appropriate for any age group or individual child in a social, cultural context:

  • Conducting professional staff trainingServices
  • Improving the hiring process – interviewing/supervising /evaluating staff
  • Designing an effective indoor/outdoor learning environment
  • Involving families in programs
  • Developing curriculum/instructional strategies
  • Implementing conflict resolution in discipline
  • Dealing with difficult children’s behavior
  • Promoting health, safety and good nutrition
  • Differentiating instruction
  • Improving teacher/child interactions
  • Designing project investigating curriculum
  • Adopting Reggio Emilia concepts
  • Creating a High Scope Curriculum

WORKING WITH CHILDCARE PROFESSIONALS

Children 1st works with childcare providers to build a center and strengthen its reputation, goodwill and competitive advantages:

  • Starting a childcare center/budgetingServices
  • Preparing for licensing visits/MO and NAEYC accreditation
  •  Conducting professional staff training
  • Improving the hiring process – interviewing/supervising /evaluating staff
  • Designing an effective indoor/outdoor learning environment
  • Involving families in programs
  • Implementing conflict resolution in discipline
  • Dealing with difficult children’s behavior
  • Promoting health, safety and good nutrition
  • Improving staff/child interactions
  • Adopting Reggio Emilia concepts
  • Providing strategies to build a center’s reputation through marketing, media, agencies, schools, and community entities
  • Offering an analysis of the center’s uniqueness, market space and competitive advantages as a key to its reputation
  • Assessing a center’s reputation among families, neighborhoods, childcare professionals and the community
  • Developing a center’s presentation to prospective families, teachers and stakeholders at large
  • Analyzing how a center’s reputation may be enhanced and solidified among groups
  • Providing sustaining mechanisms to maintain and control a center’s reputation
  • Establishing procedures for a crisis/event to maintain a center’s reputation
  • Rebuilding a center’s reputation
  • Assessing a center’s reputation and intangible assets to sell or transfer the business

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