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.


Spring 2018 classes begin Monday April 9th and go until June 22nd

Registration Is Open!


Families First is a not-for-profit member based organization, founded by parents for parents.  Memberships are open to the entire community and all families are welcome.  Membership dues are paid on a per family basis.  Families First follows the public school calendar.  Our main programming runs from September – June. We run a summer program in July, and are closed in August. We offer three types of Membership:

Throughout the year, Families First coordinates special events for its members as well as for the entire Brooklyn community. 

Practically Preschool is a bridge to preschool, an enriching playgroup, and a gentle introduction to classroom time. In Practically Preschool, children and their adults explore the world of the classroom: free play, table time, art projects, stories, sing-a-longs, circle time, snack, and having fun!

Our Practically Preschool summer program will be a three-day pre week program; on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Class times vary according to age group. The curriculum will be theme driven and each week will focus on a different theme.

Families may enroll for one week or multiple weeks. Registration is available on a week by week basis through our on-line registration system.
Level 1
112 - 2 years
T/W/TH 9:15-10:00

Level 2
2 - 3 years
T/W/TH 10:15-11:15

Level 3
3 - 4 years
T/W/TH 9:15-11:15