Welcome to Chico's FAS Early Education Center

Meet the Center Director

Kristin Rowlands

Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Schronda D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because it allows me to be creative every day

Teaching since: 1995

Mildret S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is my passion, and I enjoy every moment, of every day that I get to spend with my students.

Teaching since: 1997

Arlene L.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping children grow and learn new things to help in their development.

Teaching since: 1996

Winter N.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It goes beyond teaching. It is about building personal connections, laughing and giving children opportunities to build self-confidence.

Teaching since: 2013

Elen F.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: It is so much more than just helping children learn. As a teacher I get the opportunity to make a significant difference in the world each and every day just by touching the lives of my students and building trusting relationships with them.

Teaching since: 2014

Revonda C.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: There is nothing more rewarding to me than to spend time teaching, reading and playing with children. I love to see them grow.

Teaching since: 2012

Sasha P.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding to see the smiles on the children's faces when they learn something new. I love teaching while having fun in the process.

Teaching since: 2005

Kayli K.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to learn and grow along with the children.

Teaching since: 2016

Tiffany K.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch and be a part of children coming into their personalities and becoming their own person.

Teaching since: 2013

Amber M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It brings me joy and happiness. Children depend on us to help them in their growth process both physically and mentally. I feel honored to be able to provide a safe and secure learning environment.

Teaching since: 2015

Crystal M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the enjoyment in the children's eyes when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 2013

Kathleen R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to see their minds grow into their own personalities.

Teaching since: 2016

Sarah G.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: it is an incredible privilege to have a part in building a child's strong foundation. Exploring and learning with children is so fun!

Teaching since: 2017

Abbie K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because of the wild moments I see in the children.

Teaching since: 1995

Gina W.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because I love to see the excitement on the children's faces when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 2008


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Kaitlin and Abby, Thank you so much for being such kind and loving teachers to Hunter. I know he is in great hands with you both when I’m leaving him for the day. He has blossomed since transitioning to the flex room and I appreciate all you do to help him learn and grow!! ??Hunter”



“A special Thank You to Sasha and Tiffany for helping make our morning drop-offs much easier. Transitions are tough for us and they have been so welcoming and helpful making it less worrisome. We appreciate all of the teachers working with the toddlers, it's great hearing about all they are learning”



“Thank you, Arlene for all you do each day. It is a joy to watch our children develop relationships, learn their alphabet and numbers and improve their motor skills. And thank you for the love you give them each day.”



“Amber and Kim, Thank you for all you do for Hunter, for always looking out for him even though he is getting to be such a big boy. He loves you two so much and you’ll always hold a special place in our hearts! ??Hunter”



“Thank you Crystal for taking such special care of Rowan! You are always so calm and attentive, even when there are many crying babies around! Rowan adores you and him and I are both so thankful for all that you do!”



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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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