What People Say About First Start

“You’ve been central to our family for so many years I can’t even write this without some tears. You’ve helped our children be loving and strong. You’ve helped to teach them right from wrong. You’ve offered them chances to learn and to grow. You’ve steadied us as parents, and helped us to know that together we’ve loved and shared these children of ours.”

– A First Start Family

“You have helped our family with what is possibly the hardest job around. You have devoted your time, energy and compassion not only to our children, but to others. It takes a special type of individual to be able to do this, and I must say you have all done it well. It’s not easy to leave your children in someone else’s care for the whole work day, but knowing that they were in able hands made leaving them easier.”

– Another First Start Family

“Because of all the experiences First Start has given him, Ryan has built up his confidence and feels secure in doing lots of things he would never do before. He has even learned to enjoy getting messy. I love the fact that he is praised for just being a kid. What I love most about your center is that you accept the children for who they are, where they have come from, what their home situation is (good or bad), and you let them be their “true self.”

– A First Start mom and her son.