First Circle is an independently-owned program. For thirteen years, we have been a choice for quality early childhood education for the Lexington, Arlington and Winchester area. Why choose First Circle for your child? Because:

  • Our innovative curriculum is adapted to the individual pace and learning style of each child.
  • Our caring, expert team of licensed teachers are responsive, engaged early childhood professionals who love working with children and supporting families.
  • We offer a safe and secure environment with open classrooms for full visibility, and a restricted-access security entry system.
  • Our low child-to-teacher ratios provide the best attention, care and support for your child.
  • Exciting creative arts, movement, academic enrichment programs and field trips and visitors supplement our curriculum and enhance your child’s learning.
  • Our expansive, fully-equipped, and fenced-in playgrounds are surrounded by conservation land.
  • You are always welcome and encouraged to drop by to participate in or observe classroom activities and events.
  • Our Parent Partnership provides monthly opportunities for social networking, family events and activities, and support.


  • “I was hesitant and nervous about sending my child to daycare. Now I have a totally different outlook. I think my daughter is who she is because of what you have taught her. The feeling you give me is as close as you can get to having your child with family.”
    Angela M.
  • “We are thankful for the level of love, care and safety that you provide, and your ‘invaluable advice’ is incredibly supportive to parents.” — Stacy W
  • “I have never met a teacher who brings such passion and enthusiasm to her profession.” — Tracy S.
  • “Thank you so much for caring for our precious child. It was so much fun to watch how much all the children loved the teachers.” — Judy S.
  • “It has truly been a joy to watch our child grow through First Circle from a tiny baby through the toddler years (with his separation anxiety), and on to preschool when he blossomed into a fun-loving, engaged and more confident little boy.” — Chris T.
  • “You were essential to my daughter’s development and we so appreciate that everyone allowed her to grow into herself. There can be no better start than First Circle for the rest of her learning journey.” — Laura S
  • “The care and kindness you have shown for our daughter has been consistently and positively reinforced in every classroom.” — Alice L.
  • “Thank you for the outstanding creative art curriculum. As a fellow teacher and artist, I was so appreciative.” —Jan S.