First Year’s makes a continuing effort to inform parents of the happenings at the Center.  Each month we publish the news for the month. teacher in garden

A bulletin board is situated right above the sign-in sheets in the main lobby. It contains announcements for you to view and read. Please take the time to scan the “Parent Bulletin Board” regularly; this way you will be informed of the Center’s and community’s happenings.

Copies of the menu are under the bulletin board, please take one with you or, simply download the menu from this site.

Other Important Information for Parents

First Years accepts children 4 weeks until the day before they start kindergarten. We are open from 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.The Preschool and both Pre-Kindergarten programs operate from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with childcare provided before and after the program.  We also provide the opportunity for the children to join gymnastics and swimming throughout the year. Along with many walks to local parks, the library, and field trips in our bus.

kids on slide If the Washington State Ferry is delayed, broken-down, a weather issue, or an emergency, please be sure there is a “back-up person” or “pick-up person” able to take your child if you can not.


First Years is closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Daydrinking baby
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day, and the Friday following
  • Christmas Day
  • We are open until 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

When holidays fall on a Saturday, First Years will be closed the Friday before. When holidays fall on a Sunday, First Years will be closed on the following Monday.

Please see the Parents Handbook or email us for more information.

-References are available upon request