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Welcome to Children R First

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

On-Sight Educational Workshops for Teachers, Parents and Administrators

Our philosophy is to meet the educational needs of children on all levels by encouraging educators and parents to make learning fun! We do this by providing creative workshops designed to help teachers, parents and administrators engage children in the learning process. All this with the comfort and convenience of working on-site at your childcare facility!

Tutoring Services for Children

Children-R-First is proud to announce that we now recommend Little Scholars for tutoring and educational enrichment. For more information about Little Scholars, you can visit them at www.littlescholarsllc.com

Articles

The Mechanicsville Kids Clothes Swap: May 3, 2014

Fellow Hanover residents, I am presenting this event as an amazing opportunity to get some gently used clothes and swap out some of your…

Mechanicsville Kids Clothes Swap

It's Back! The Mechanicsville Kids Clothes Swap is readying for next week and we are excited to begin to accept donations and give out…

Mechanicsville Kids Clothes Swap

Attention Parents! Join us at the Mechanicsville Kids Clothes Swap at Fairfield Presbyterian Church on Sat. 4/20.   Parents can turn in gently used…

A Response to Sandy Hook Elementary

In this moment of tragedy, it is hard to try to find a light of positivity, but it is important that we as educators,…

Early Intervention Needs Our Help!

The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia needs help building support for Early Intervention.  Early Intervention is a vital component of the early childhood…

CMoR Comes to Chesterfield

Our family loves the Children's Museum of Richmond. We visit there several times each year, but we live in Chesterfield, so our busy schedule…

Baby Yoga Class at Rainbow Station Wyndham

Baby Yoga Class to benefit the Capital Diaper Bank on February 16th. Click on the link to see the interview on Ch. 6 Virginia…

Please Help Provide a Safe Habor for Infants

                       The Capital Diaper Bank of Virginia is proud to partner with Safe Harbor, a confidential shelter for abused women and children…

10 Ways To Prevent Summer Slide

By; Stephanie Jefferson, Founder of Little Scholars  Did you know that children can lose up to three months of academic progress over the…

For Teachers, By Teachers

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at a local conference for preschool teachers in the Richmond area. What an enthusiastic group! There…

Dramatic Play; A Dress Rehearsal for Real Life

We had another great workshop at our "Celebrating Our Children" workshop series on Tuesday, January 4th at Rainbow Station Mechanicsville. Our guest speakers, Georgia…

Capital Diaper Bank

I was shocked. I was appalled. I was heartbroken....I recently received an email from a colleague that opened my eyes to an issue in…

A Night with the Elves

Our family is a huge fan of The Children's Museum of Richmond, and we take advantage of our annual family pass as often as…

The Power of Play; What We Learned

The Playroom Tri-Cities and Children-R-First collaborated in November to bring early childhood Teachers "The Power of Play" workshop series. Children-R-First workshops provide teachers with…

Turkey Rainbow; A Recipe for Learning Good Nutrition

 By: Children-R-First Education Consultant, Heidi Starr So, I have a confession to make, I’m sort of a control freak when it comes to the…

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Testimonials

Kristi was the entire reason that I felt able to leave my child and return to the workforce. She both directly taught and directed others in teaching my daughter during the most pivotal age of her life. I am richer for having known and interacted with Kristi Stilson.

— E. Burnett, Parent