First Steps-Ann Arbor is Rec & Ed’s popular community program for infants through preschoolers and their adult caregiver. They have had thousands of families participate since the first program launched back in May 2001. Infant, toddler and early childhood classes are provided weekly throughout the year.
First Steps provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
Autumn Adventures, Oct. 5-11, is First Steps PTO’s Fall Fundraiser that helps support family scholarships. Family Fun wherever you live! Get your ticket, take a picture and post. It’s that simple.
Autumn Adventures is an outdoor event and you have the week of October 5 through 11 to complete your mission and raise money for First Steps PTO’s scholarship fundraiser!
For more information on Autumn Adventures, click HERE
What is First Steps-Ann Arbor?
First Steps’s purpose is to create a positive community for families with young children. We have a highly trained teaching staff who care deeply about our mission. In Ann Arbor, many families come to us because they are interested in taking one of our classes together with their child. Our classes are terrific because they are taught by an excellent, caring staff and that’s not all we are. When you join, here is what you get:
➢ Fun and exciting classes offered year-round to help children socialize with others.
➢ Family gatherings to socialize in informal, fun ways are offered regularly. Favorites are musical evenings and open gym playtime.
➢ Teachers who provide age-appropriate development activities and even share parenting information to address any of your parenting concerns.
➢ Screenings for your child using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire. This tool helps you observe your child’s developing skills.
➢ Monthly E-Newsletters share news about First Steps and our community.
➢ Resource Network that links your family to other community services and supports.
The fee for all these supports (including classes) is different for each session and is based on the number of weeks of the class. Fee information is found here.
Partial and full scholarships are available.
Are you interested in joining? Here are your next steps!
Please fill out the Scholarship Application and provide necessary verification paperwork. You must be a permanent resident or have a green card to qualify.