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Curriculum

Our curriculum at MCPC emphasizes play and hands-on experience. We endeavor to create a stimulating learning environment that balances sensory activities, cognitive skill games, and 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
  • 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
  • Fantasy 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 s/he 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