Our curriculum at MCPC emphasizes play and hands-on experience. We endeavor to create a stimulating and inclusive learning environment that balances sensory, cognitive skill, fine and gross motor activities.

The curriculum revolves around a monthly theme, with planned daily activities that build upon the theme. Some of these activities include:

  • Child-centered art projects, easel painting and play-dough

  • Children's cooking and food-preparation projects from many different cultures

  • Outdoor play, such as climbing, digging, running and ball games

  • Science and nature projects, including gardening and animals to observe

  • Reading books in our library area

  • Musical activities and instruments

  • Pretend play

  • Movement and dance

  • Sand, water table and seed table play

  • Building toys and manipulatives, such as puzzles, blocks and trains

  • Carpentry projects

  • Guest visitors and field trips

Through these types of play, our programs develop and satisfy a child's natural desire to learn, so they may gain:

  • Social skills

  • Self-reliance

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Cooperation

  • Emotional regulation

  • Impulse control

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Readiness for formal learning

  • Respect for others and the environment

Inclusivity is integral to our curriculum. Our school community changes each year as we welcome new families with different backgrounds, places of origin, family structures and interests. These differences allow the opportunity for our kids to explore cultures, ethnicity and religions in multiple ways. Some of the ways we incorporate diversity and anti-bias learning into our curriculum include:

  • Comparing and celebrating same & different

  • “I Am Special” self-portraits exploring skin color & body color

  • Multi-cultural month with parent and family speakers

  • Holiday celebrations that highlight the many different ways we celebrate

  • A diverse library highlighting many different backgrounds and social justice themes

  • Spanish integrated into the morning and an optional Spanish Immersion program