Welcome to the wonderful world of First School of the Desert. First School provides a successful and well established approach to preschool education. At First School your child will experience an intimate learning atmosphere unparalleled by any other desert preschool program. First School provides a perfect balance of academic and social instruction. At First School you will find we value quality personnel. Your child's health and safety are paramount and that is why all of our staff members are certified in Pediatric C.P.R. and in California Childcare Preventive Health and Safety! Since inception, First School of the Desert has always exceeded the State of California minimum standards!
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All three of our facilities are built to accommodate a classroom approach to education. The outside play areas are spacious and filled with the finest play structures to enhance your children's natural curiosity and imagination. We have built state of the art facilities in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and La Quinta. We offer flexible part-time and full-time schedules at all three schools.
First School of the Desert offers educational child care programs for children 18 months through kindergarten .
First School of the Desert presents your child with a quality educational program and first-class child care services. All three schools are locally owned and operated by Mark and Dorothy Hastings! Meet the owners:
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First School of the Desert (Palm Springs)
2300 E. Racquet Club Road, Palm Springs, California 92262
First School of the Desert (Cathedral City)
69-440 McCallum Way, Cathedral City, California 92234
First School of the Desert (La Quinta)
General Information: Mark Hastings or Dorothy Hastings
Branches and additional offices:
(760) 772-299644996 Adams St La Quinta, CA 92253-5959
(760) 327-50052300 E Racquet Club Rd Plm Sprngs, CA 92262