Families First


We are an independent, non-profit early childhood center dedicated to supporting Brooklyn families




Practically Preschool
Spring 2019

Our Practically Preschool program is designed to be an introduction to the experience of school. As a “bridge” to preschool, our enriching playgroup approach provides a setting for children to explore, learn, and grow. Our small class sizes (maximum of 6-8 children) provide an intimate setting in which to explore the world of the classroom. Our program uses a “stepping” up approach to help transition children between the four levels in our program. This subtle transition allows the children to feel comfortable and supported while the role of the parent/caregiver slowly diminishes, giving the child the opportunity to gain greater social and emotional confidence. Our teachers offer a nurturing environment full of guidance, encouragement and support.

Drop-In Classes

Drop-in classes are for Families First members, you must have at least a Basic membership to attend the classes.
$15 fee per class unless otherwise noted .


Our Playspace is a carpeted, 30ft by 20ft room just for the little one – an open space, for open play. The room is filled with age-appropriate, developmentally stimulating toys, a train table, small ride-on toys, a soft-play area, a play kitchen and books. Our Playspace is meant to be a space where the children lead the way, while still under the watchful eye of their caregivers. It is a place to forge new friendships – for children and adults – a place to learn to crawl and walk, a place to practice fine and gross motor skills and a place to feel loved and supported. Come for an hour, or spend the whole day - our Playspace is open whenever Families First is open. Come in the morning to play for awhile, take a break and have lunch in our snack room, go read a book in our library and then return to the Playspace for some more fun.