First Steps is a privately owned children’s center in Hudson, Massachusetts.
The owners, Mary Ellen Arsenault and her daughter, Nancy Arsenault King, have been life-long residents of Hudson.
We opened our doors in September of 1990. Our intentions were, and continue to be, to provide parents who are looking for child care a safe, loving, stress-free environment for their young children during the hours that parents need to be at work.
We were conservative in September of 1990 and requested a license from Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) for 39 children. By December 1st, we were bulging and needed to be re-licensed for 68 children far surpassing our original expectations. Since then, we have added an additional infant room and an additional pre-school (Pre-K).