Children First



Mission Statement:

Children First is an outreach ministry of the Spearfish United Methodist Church that provides a secure and loving environment for all children, promotes total learning through all the senses, and supports the individualized development of every child.



Our beliefs are driven by developmentally appropriate practices. The curriculum is designed to meet an individual child’s needs: socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. We will strive to stimulate each child’s unique interests, curiosity and sense of discovery. Our goal is to enhance the development of social skills, relationships, respect for others and oneself, self-help skills, and peaceful conflict resolution skills. In doing so, your child will have guidance by a classroom teacher and possible assistant. He or she will gain an awareness and enjoyment of the world around him or her through a variety of child scaled equipment, expressive material, and experiences not always available at home. Our philosophy is to provide a nurturing environment in which the children can develop their intellectual and social skills through structured and non-structured play.



Children First is located on the corner of Jackson Blvd. and 5th Street. We are on the same block as the United Methodist Church. Children First is a locked facility for the safety of our students and children. Access to the building is through the back door that shares a parking lot with the United Methodist Church. Please call 642-1191 to be let into the building.


If you would like information please give us a call at (605) 642-1191

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