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.

Should Preschools Teach Self Defense to Children?

The safety of children has always been a concern for parents. There has been a rapid increase in the children related crimes over past few years in the U.S. According to the U.S Department of Justice, more than 58,000 children … Continue reading

Father’s Day: How Preschoolers Can Show Their Love to Dad

Nothing warms a dad’s heart like the affection of his son or daughter. This year, help your pre-schooler surprise their dad with simple but thoughtful gifts that say “I love you.” Below are seven gift ideas you can help your … Continue reading

5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Through the First School Interview

School interviews start early with kids as young as three or four to gain acceptance for preschool or pre-kindergarten. Regardless of the nature and degree of the interview, it’s important for you to prepare your child fully so that he … Continue reading

8 Party Ideas to Celebrate with Kids on New Year’s Eve

Many New Year’s Eve parties are centered around adults. However, kids get just as excited about the big night and want to celebrate alongside their parents. Whether you’re spending a quiet night at home as a family or you’re planning … Continue reading