Infant room (0-19 months)
Toddler room (20- 2.5 years)
Younger preschoolers (2.5- 3.5 years)
Older preschooler (3.5- 5 years)
The center follows the learning through play philosophy. We believe that children learn best through first hand experiences.
The programming in the center caters to the development of children in the following areas:
Each room is designed to offer a variety of experiences with countless opportunities for the children to grow in each of the developmental areas. Children are also encouraged through role modelling and guidance to build appropriate social skill to gain a sense of self and celebrate their many accomplishments as they grow and learn.
MMSSCDC after school are is fully Accredited through the Association for Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services (AELCS) and thus meet a higher set of standards than required by Child Care Services
The program is available for children ages 4.5- 12 years (must be enrolled in a Kindergarten program) The program focus continues to be on the Learning Through Play Philosophy, however, the children take an active role in developing their own daily program. Staff observe children’s interests and incorporate them into weekly planning. The children have opportunities to express their own ideas for weekly planning.
The older children participate in leadership and mentorship opportunities with the younger children in the Daycare and Out Of School Care programs.
Children are provided with a nutritious morning and afternoon snack. Parents are required to provide lunch for their children on non-school days.
The program provides transportation service to the neighborhood schools.
Montessori emphasis learning through all five senses. Children in Montessori class learn at their own individual pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. Learning is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self discipline and love of learning. We have a prepared environment and we follow highly enriched academic curriculum with a strong focus on language and math. In language through the phonic method of letter sounds, we provide a thorough foundation for reading and writing. In math they are introduced to numbers and can relate them to the respective quantities. We help children understand the mechanics of counting and establish the basics of mathematical concepts in their minds. We also cover concepts of science, arts, geography following the Montessori Principles.