Preschool: A Time for Fun and Preparation
Our preschool is a mixed 3, 4, and 5 year- old age group. We think it makes sense to teach children developmentally rather than chronologically. Each child comes in with different experiences and skill sets. Lesson plans are written to prepare children for Kindergarten in ways that are play based and developmentally appropriate. We use the Creative Curriculum, which is a child- initiated curriculum. Children learn best when they are learning about the things that they are interested in. All lesson plans cover all content areas necessary for school success; literacy, math, science, and social studies.
A Powerful Testimonial
“I am the proud Mother of two foster sons that attend MKCCC. My older son joined our family and MKCCC when he was one-year-old. This quiet little boy was placed in Infant B. As anyone can imagine, being removed from your home at the age of one, placed in a new home and immediately placed in daycare can be traumatizing. The teachers and administrators embraced this little guy and gave him love, support and acceptance. He quickly blossomed into a very confident and very talkative toddler. He eagerly transitioned into Toddler B. There he learned class routines and rules. He continued to be nurtured and cared for unconditionally. During this time, he experienced some behavioral challenges. The toddler team supported him and went above and beyond to help him through this time. The teachers were open and honest as we communicated daily. Presently, my son is in Pre-K A, and will turn four in June. He has grown into a confident, loving and intelligent boy whose favorite food is broccoli, thank you, Feed Me Fresh! He is eager to go to school each day to spend time with his friends and teachers, and to participate in new and exciting experiences.
This past December 2017, my family welcomed a second foster son. He arrived at one month of age with a significant medical history. In March 2018, he joined Infant A. He was embraced with the love and support that his older brother received. He is thriving in his environment. He has started to giggle, hold his bottle and sit up. The teachers are warm and caring, and take time to communicate with me daily.
Being a parent of foster children can be challenging. I cannot put into words how grateful I am for MKCCC. The administrators, teachers and staff are professional, knowledgeable, supportive and kind-hearted. The programs imbedded in the center are unique and remarkable. The love, support and experiences MKCCC has provided for my special boys are invaluable. Our family will be forever grateful to this very special place.”