About Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

Teaching Tip: How to Get Toddlers to Love You

A two-year-old’s experience at preschool serves as their introduction to the world of education. Preschool teachers must cultivate a fun and safe learning environment where preschoolers can learn social skills, make friends, and express themselves openly and creatively. While no … Continue reading

How Music is Important for Child Development

Music helps in overall growth and development of kids. More than physical development, music impacts the mental development of children. Music students are often smart and intelligent. Following are few qualities that are cultivated through learning music: Concentration Learning music … Continue reading