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.

Giving and Getting: Teach Your Kids the True Spirit of Christmas

Christmas is the season of giving love. Santa Claus, stockings and visions of sugar plums are integral parts of the holiday spirit. However, it’s important for all of us, especially our children, to reflect on what Christmas is really about … Continue reading

How You Can Save More on Back-To-School Shopping

Back-to-school can be a stressful time, especially for parents. You need school supplies and clothes, and you don’t know how you’re going to pay for everything. Making some strategies to save on back-to-school shopping will help you stay within your … Continue reading

How to Make First Day of Preschool Interesting for Your Child

Beginning preschool is an exciting time in the life of your young child. New friends, colorful classrooms, and learning new skills are some of the perks for children enrolling in Pre-K classes. However, some children may need help getting interested … Continue reading

Is Meditation Helpful for Preschoolers?

The benefits of meditation have been scientifically proven by various studies. Meditation has helped many adults gain peace of mind, confidence, concentration and most importantly, develop a positive attitude. Dorothy HastingsDorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are … Continue reading