About Us....

Children R First was started in Richmond, VA to provide quality trainings for early childhood professionals.

Nicole Lumpkin, M.Ed. has been the owner of Children R First since 2013.  She has been in the field of early childhood for over 20 years and has been training for over 3 years.  She has her master's degree in education from University of Phoenix and continues to work in the field of early childhood education.

In her spare time, she spends time with her husband of 14 years and her 9 year old daughter in Mechanicsville, VA.


​ChildrenRFirst           Helping Teachers Help Children

ChildrenRFirst has provided workshops for many preschools in the area as well as several conferences including:

*VAECE 2012& 2014

*RAD Day 2013

*Hanover Early Childcare *Conference 2014

*The Childcare Network 2014 & 2015