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.

Why Should Your Child Learn to Play a Musical Instrument?

Studies have found that musically a rich environment is beneficial for the language development of children. Researchers have also found that music helps in the development of a part of left side of the brain which processes languages. Music results … Continue reading

Why Are Nursery Rhymes Important for Your Child?

Nursery rhymes help children develop their communication and language skills from an early age. They help in enhancing pre-literacy skills of your child and lay the foundation for early education. Children enjoy singing and listening to rhymes full of rhythm, … Continue reading