Fulltime Preschool

At Erie First Early Education Center, preschool children are absorbing knowledge by actively participating in our interest and learning centers.  The children have the opportunity to cultivate their own interests and they learn from those experiences.  This will increase the chance that they will continue to be successful and interested learners throughout their lives.

Our staff members seek to provide fun materials to allow your child to practice their fine motor control.  We understand that long before a child learns to form letters with a pencil there have been many steps toward learning to write.  We offer modeling with Play dough, Lego’s, lacing and tracing, picking up beads or small objects, etc… All of these experiences prepare their hands before they can successfully print letters.

We provide developmentally appropriate open-ended art activities.  We believe in valuing the beauty and design in artwork rather than worrying about the finished product.  The children’s completed creative art works establish feelings of self-confidence.

We love to set up dramatic play areas that allow make-believe play.  Children enjoy acting out familiar roles based upon their experiences whether it is making dinner, driving to a store, or going to the doctor’s office.  Our children increase their social skills by negotiating roles they are playing and use language more frequently in make-believe play.

When cooking with our children we have them measure, pour, and stir which allow science and math concepts to be part of our cooking experience.  Our children work together to make a dish, and they take great satisfaction in producing something to show and explain to their parents.

Young children are natural dancers.  Our music and creative movement program teaches your child to learn rhythm, balance, and coordination.  We love to jump to music or use props to bring rhymes and finger plays to life.  We want our children to be physically fit, learn healthy habits, and develop a love of music.  Private, weekly, small-group guitar lessons are available for the 3 and 4 year olds for a small fee.

In our 3 and 4 year old classes, we provide low student-staff ratio of no less than one staff member for every ten preschool children.

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