Darla Steiner

Maya Angelou said, “I‘ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  In the years following their early life experiences at First Church Preschool, the children who attend our school may very well forget and/or will have long ago already accommodated what we told them, what we did for them, also forgetting our names and what we look like.  I am certain, however, that they will forever hold onto the special feelings that emanate from this special place.  It’s the smiles we freely give, the gestures of care and concern, the boosts of encouragement and support, the magic of loving kindness, that are the elements that bring together our First Church Caring Community.

I have a great and proud honor to work alongside some of the most talented and devoted professionals that I have come upon in my 20 + years in the Early Childhood Education field right here at First Church.  They are the foundation of our Caring Community.  The children and their families who engage with us grow both with and because of the caring they receive here.  They reflect back to us that special feeling being cultivated through the Caring Community at First Church Preschool.