Welcome to First National Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Stephanie Dewild

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (402) 602-2561

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Summer Camp

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

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Julie S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: one can never stop learning! Children teach us so much day in and day out. My work with infants has helped me grow as a human being and a teacher.

Teaching since: 2004

Amanda G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching them learn and develop new skills while they make discoveries in their environment through experimentation and play.

Teaching since: 2005

Kelly W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing their faces when they learn something new. I'm always happy to get hugs first thing in the morning!

Teaching since: 2004

Emily T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I believe young children help us to uncover the magic in our day to day lives. Something as simple as washing hands--the mesmerizing bubbles, the water running along our fingers--becomes magical in the eyes of preschoolers.

Teaching since: 2000

Ashley M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: It's new and exciting every day. Knowing you make a difference in the children's lives.

Teaching since: 2008

Abbey S.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy helping children and watching them grow and reach the numerous developmental milestones along the way.

Teaching since: 2009

Jamie T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see their faces light up when they find an interest in a certain thing and when they develop small and large motor skills.

Teaching since: 2014

Ashlee S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the children learn new things.

Teaching since: 2014

Keri G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: of their creativity!

Teaching since: 2000

Ashley P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I like seeing how excited they get when they learn something new.

Teaching since: 2011

Kelsey W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch them learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2016

Sarah R.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: their energy and spunk is inspiring. Children are so fun to interact with and their growth over time is amazing to see.

Teaching since: 2016

Skyler R.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I can make a difference in their lives and education for the better.

Teaching since: 2012

Mercy O.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children grow and learn. I find joy in knowing that is it because of me that a child will go home happy and will be excited to learn.

Teaching since: 2016

Malica B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I know I can help them succeed in all that they do.

Teaching since: 2015

Brianne K.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching children grow and reach their milestones throughout their early stages of life.

Teaching since: 2017

Noemi M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: They are outgoing and lovable, and I enjoy teaching them new things and I learn just as much from them!

Teaching since: 2015

Hannah H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to try and inspire kids to grow into their full potential and find things they enjoy doing.

Teaching since: 2014

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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.

“My little Ellie is SO EXCITED to go to school every day. I'm so grateful she's been blessed with such wonderful and patient teachers. She's always greeted with smiles and hugs and the time that is taken to send us updates and pictures on the app is so appreciated. It's very comforting to know your child is in wonderful hands.”

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Debbie K.

“Thank you Jamie & Keri for all of your love, dedication, and patience! Your enthusiasm and energy carries on to each student and it is so much fun to hear what you’ve learned and focused on each day. Your encouragement and wonderful care of Reid will be forever appreciated!”

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Kacey & Mark

“Kincaid LOVE Ms. Rae, and so do we. She is so kind and caring and has totally engaged our son in learning and we are so grateful we have her as his teacher. She is open with us and loves Kincaid for who he is which is the biggest compliment to a parent. Thank you for everything, Rae.”

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Doug Malchow

“Leaving your new baby with a stranger is terrifying, but we were instantly at ease when leaving Ellie with Janeé. She went out of her way to make things easy on us and also embraced our child's big personality. To this day, Ellie never cries when I leave and I know it's because of her great start.”

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Debbie K.

“Ms. Kelly is family. She loves both of our boys and our daughter. She constantly has wonderful learning activities planned for Keating and is so open and honest with communication. She is a wonderful person and we are so very grateful we have been blessed to have Ms. Kelly in all our lives.”

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Doug Malchow

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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.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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