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.


Fall 2018 classes begin Monday September 17th and go until December 21st

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. 

2018 Summer Programming @ Families First
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 per week program: 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.

Enroll for one week or multiple weeks!  Registration is available on a week by week basis through our on-line registration system.

Summer Schedule

Week 1: July 10 - 12

Under the Sea: Explore the ocean through crafts and games.

Week 2: July 17 - 19

Safari: Discover jungle animals through movement and other activities.

Week 3: July 24 - 26

Science & Nature: Conduct exciting experiments and be little mad scientists.

Week 4: July/August  31 - 2

Space and Rocketships: Explore outer space and the planets.

Week 5: August 7 – 9

Playing with Color: Experiment different ways in which colors interact with one another. 

 Class Levels & Pricing

*Level 1: 1.5-2 years T/W/TH   9:15-10:00



*Level 2: 2-2.5 years T/W/TH

10:15 - 11:15



Level 3: 2.5-3.5 years T/W/TH

9:15 - 12:15

$250/week - please send home prepared lunch to eat in the classroom.

*Please Note:  Level 1 and Level 2 are not “drop-off” programs.  Adults must remain in the Families First facility during classes.