Why Choose First Class Child Development?
When it comes to early education in Houston, you have several options. So what makes us the one that’s right for your child? Below you’ll find helpful information about what you can expect from our school. From arrival and departure times to meals and snacks to holidays, the info below can help you to plan accordingly.
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General Info About Our School
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
We require that you sign your child in and out each day. Sign-In sheets are located near the door in your child’s classroom. We request that all children be in their classrooms by 8:30 a.m. Students in Kindergarten and Elementary classrooms are required to be in class by 8:30 a.m. Excessive tardiness or absences from class may result in unfulfilled requirements for mastery of the objectives for your child’s grade level, making promotion to the next level uncertain.
The parking spaces in front of the main entrance to our building are reserved for parents when dropping off or picking up their children. If these spaces are occupied, parking is available in the open spaces to the Clear Lake City Blvd. side of our building and behind the building parallel to the Forshey piano store.
We appreciate your being on time to pick up your child. After 6:30 p.m. a late fee of $5.00 for any part of each 15-minute interval is assessed. This policy is strictly enforced.
RELEASE OF CHILDREN
Your child will be released only to parents and persons for whom First Class Child Development has written authorization and proper identification. Authorizations must be left with the front office and we ask that you notify the classrooms as well.
MEALS AND SNACKS
First Class Child Development Center has a teaching kitchen, which is used for cooking experiences for the children. As such, the children bring their lunches or have the option to purchase, for a nominal fee, catered hot lunches. Nutritious snacks such as seasonal fruits or vegetables, crackers or bread products are provided in the morning and the afternoon.
Younger children are encouraged to feed themselves as much as possible. All snacks are served family style, thus creating additional opportunities for children’s social and language development.
Our goal is to provide a positive learning environment where each child may develop his or her potential in all areas of growth and development. We use positive guidance including anticipation and elimination of potential problems, positive reinforcement, encouragement, and giving children choices. Redirecting children or changing the environment can address most inappropriate behavior. Our school guidelines are simple for easy application.
- Be Kind
- Be Safe
- Be Neat
First Class Child Development Center is closed on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
- Christmas Eve and Christmas Day*
*If a holiday falls on the weekend, First Class Child Development Center will be closed the following Monday.
What our parents say
They communicate very well with the parents. We appreciate the effort put in to plan fun events and activities for the students. They have been doing renovations to improve the center including a new camera system and cosmetic upgrades to the classrooms, which is definitely a plus. They make it a positive learning environment every day for my daughter. I highly recommend! Alyssa Mullery I enjoy the creative themes and activities the curriculum has to offer, which makes learning fun for the kids. It doesn’t matter if I am calling the office or walking inside, I am always greeted by someone with a smile at the front desk. I can tell it is a family oriented place and very professional as I have not had any rude or negative experiences with the staff. I especially love how the staff makes it their job to get to know each student’s name as well as mine.
We have been through SEVERAL childcare systems for our girls including nannies, both college aged and older, Montessori etc and we have finally found a situation that works beautifully for our family.
Our girls are extremely happy and we feel they are actively learning and engaging at an appropriate and advanced level. We are more than pleased with the staff and the director at First Class.
The director is at the top of her game; she knows all families, knows whats going on in her facility and accurately conveys information precisely and promptly.
We can tell our children are receiving care when they come home happy and they are excited to go back. I cannot speak highly enough of this fantastic school. The school is kept immaculately clean and the classrooms are wonderfully appointed.
Don't miss this gem, your kids will thank you for it.
** there are cameras to check in on your little ones. I have personally never felt the need to check in (never had any doubts or reason to want to look). I think this is a great option for those parents who are trying a first childcare situation for their little ones.
My son has been apart of First Class Child Development Center since he was 9 months old and he is now 3. He attends year round and each time he is transitioned into a new class it is done smoothly. This place has been instrumental in working well with his doctors as well as the family in the process of making him feel comfortable and getting him caught up with other kids in his age group.
I enjoy the creative themes and activities the curriculum has to offer, which makes learning fun for the kids. It doesn’t matter if I am calling the office or walking inside, I am always greeted by someone with a smile at the front desk. I can tell it is a family oriented place and very professional as I have not had any rude or negative experiences with the staff. I especially love how the staff makes it their job to get to know each student’s name as well as mine. The changes made this far have reflected a positive outcome for my son. The staff make sure to wipe, spray and clean throughout the day to keep the kids safe and healthy. Speaking of healthy, they have begin serving hot lunch daily with menus in mind to promote good food choices. We were so set on keeping our son here, we drive 30 minute everyday so he can stick with the familiar faces and friendly vibes we get from this staff.