Infants ages 2 weeks-12months
Infants transition to table food, sleeping on cots, crawling, and walking on their own with hard-soled shoes.
Children ages 12 months and walking- two years.
Children ages 2 years-3 years. Potty training focused classrooms.
Children ages 2 1/2 years-3 years and potty training.
Children ages 3 years and potty trained- 5 years. We teach basic curriculum to prepare for kindergarten, based on the KS Early Learning Standards.
Family First Child Care is owned and operated by Courtney and Steven Cantrell. They have three sons of their own and live in Wichita. Steven is a licensed commercial electrician while Courtney has been a child care director since 2009 in Sedgwick and Harvey Counties with an unlimited capacity KS director's certification and bachelor's degree in Psychology; working in a variety of center types such as the YMCA, KinderCare Learning Centers, and Asbury Station in Newton. By combining experience in commercial maintenance, non-profit, and corporate child care and education, the hope is for our centers to provide the care needed for local working families and their children.
Our management team is also family based. Our HR accountant, Kim, is also in relation to Courtney & Steven. Kim holds her own KS director's certification of up to 100 children capacity and master's degree in Business Administration.
Maddie, director of Newton has been working with Courtney since 2017 in teacher and management roles and maintains a KS director's certification with unlimited capacity and bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.
Tessa has been with our family since 2019 also working her way up in the child care industry from teacher to assistant director and holds a KS director's certification of up to 100 children capacity with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Psychology.
We provide a solid, hard working team to serve the children and their families each day.
Welcome to our family!
7915 E Rockhill has always been a child care facility. It was built by Kindercare Learning Centers in 1990 and operated that way until 2017. At that time, Scribbles and Giggles Children's Academy took over and renovated the space to the open concept classrooms we utilize today. In 2021 the facility was passed on to Family First Child Care as the locally owned, color coordinated facility we see today.
215 N Meridian was built in 2003 as Sunshine Academy by the original owners, which started out in the smaller building across the street. The original couple and their children, eventually retired, making Sunshine Academy a non-profit center managed by a board of trustees with a program director. In September of 2017 the director left and the building closed due to financial hardships. After months of planning, the building was purchased and re-branding as Family First Child Care. This was the first location for our company with the goal of providing quality, safe child care for as many children as we can in Harvey County.
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