Why First Up?
During a child’s first eight years, a high-quality early learning experience is critical to their social, emotional, and educational development. Those first relationships that children develop with family, caregivers, and early childhood professionals are crucial in creating a path forward to success by teaching them the skills they need to play (and work!) well with others for the rest of their lives. Supporting high quality early education for all young children is one of the wisest investments we can make.
With our new name and brand identity, First Up continues to lead the charge to raise the quality of early education in our region. We believe that children are first and the people and environments that impact those early years are first; beliefs that are shared by this year’s honoree, Rob Wonderling.
We hope that you’ll join us as we celebrate Rob and his willingness to putting our youngest learners first on October 30.