Investing In our Children's Future...

Research Based Curriculum...

Research confirms the first five years are particularly important for children's brain development and during the first three years, children learn more quickly than any other time in their life. To ensure children are getting off to the right start in their educational journey at MGLC, we have carefully chosen one of the highest quality, research-based curriculum for our infants, toddlers and preschoolers. 

The Creative Curriculum® is a nationally recognized curriculum that is in line with the Iowa Quality Early Learning Standards. The philosophy behind The Creative Curriculum® is that young children learn best through play. At MGLC, our preschool program focuses on children's natural curiosity as our teachers intentionally plan weekly projects. Our teaching staff take cues from the interest of your children through formal observations, then carefully plan classroom projects based on children's interest, allowing them to find out how things work and to learn first hand about the world around them. 

When exploring interest areas such as blocks, children learn about sizes, shapes and colors, and they notice relationships between things. In time they learn to use one object to stand for anther which is the beginning of symbolic thinking. 

High-Quality Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum® identifies goals in the following developmental areas:

  • Social - Helping children build trust in their environment, feel comfortable at school, make friends and be a part of a community. 
  • Emotional - Helping children express their feelings with words, being able to develop a full range of emotions and being able to appropriately cope with those emotions. Experience pride and self-esteem and have a positive, healthy attitude toward life. 
  • Cognitive - Helping children become confident learners by providing them with problem solving activities in the classroom and letting them try out their own ideas, ask questions and use words to describe their ideas, observations and feelings. 
  • Physical - Helping children strengthen their large and small motor skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do. 
  • Language - Provide children with many opportunities to engage in conversations, model new vocabulary and explain meaning of new words.