Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Preschooler

Is your preschooler loud? goofy?  constantly in motion?  Does your preschooler ask you more questions than you have answers? Do you have a preschooler who gets a kick out of burping in front of company?  Does the word 'underwear' make your preschooler go into giggle fits?  Good!  Find out more about your preschooler---

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MCP Puzzles

Puzzles are key to your child's physical, cognitive and emotional development.  We always have a wide variety of puzzles at different skill levels available in our Discovery Center.  Want to know more?

The Benefits of Puzzles---

Past posts---

Have some fun putting together a puzzle with your child!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Wisdom of Play

There is a wisdom and power in the play of children.  At MCP, we believe in a child's imagination and creativity.  Our toys and activities are not powered by batteries but the child.  The only things in our classroom with a battery are the clocks and the smoke alarms.  We are electronic free because we play.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Getting Ready for School

Here is a list of things that we work on preschool to prepare your child for kindergarten.

Although the academics are an important part of our program, we also want your child to be independent.  We work very hard with children on putting on coats, putting their projects and papers into their cubby, working puzzles and activities on other own and so many little things that happen in our classroom help your child become an independent student. 

How to help your child be independent---

Sunday, August 6, 2017

B is for Boredom

There has been a seismic shift in the summer.  Your child feels it.  Store entryways welcome customers with markers, crayons, pencils and glue.  Television commercials have smiling children in new clothes and your child is just around the corner.  It has happened. The end of summer...the start of school draws near.  Boredom.  There are thousands of ideas and articles about how to keep your child busy at the end of the summer.  Here are few that worked for me and my boys.  So, put on your pajamas for a day.  Hop in the car with some friends and picnic.  Explore new parks and new community pools.  End your child's summer with a few more adventures.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017