Learning Through Play...

Jr. Preschool...

Enrichment Program

Enrichment Program

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Exploring the world through imagination. 

Preschool students begin their day with a healthy nutritious breakfast served from 8:45 - 9:00, prepared fresh here at the center. After breakfast we will begin our morning with a group meeting and socialization time. We will discuss our daily schedule so your child knows what their day will entail. Preschool begins at 9:15am. Our enriched preschool classrooms are designed to provide your child with many choices throughout the day, balancing daily schedules to allow for small group time, child-directed and teacher-directed activities. While children are encouraged to participate in group activities they are given the flexibility to learn at their own pace and in ways best suited for them. 


The Creative Curriculum for Twos® Early Learning Highlights...


  • Help children achieve social, emotional, physical, cognitive and language development
  • Build and elaborate on children's current knowledge and abilities
  • Build on children's social skills necessary to move toward cooperative play
  • Jolly Phonics
  • Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-reading, writing, counting, number recognition and problem solving
  • Art
  • Music & movement
  • Story time
  • Dramatic play
  • Sensory exploration
  • Science
  • Provide consistent responsive care meeting the needs of all children
  • Permit flexibility for children to learn at their own pace and in ways best for them
  • Provide a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • Help children experience and feel pride and self-confidence
  • Help children strengthen their large and small motor skills 





Enrichment Program

Enrichment Program

Enrichment Program

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Enrichment programs are woven into our daily curriculum to ensure our students have well-balanced early childhood experiences which include; gardening, cooking, cultural diversity, dance, music, Spanish  and sign-language.


Fun in the Dirt...
Gardening helps children learn many valuable lessons about where our food comes from. From selecting their vegetables and flowers, to learning about compost and earth worms, children learn how to be responsible by caring and nurturing for their garden. As children put their investigative skills to work, they learn what is needed to keep their plants growing strong and what is needed to keep them thriving. Children are naturally fascinated in seeing their food when it's time to harvesting their crops, and they begin to notice similarities and differences from their garden vegetables and the produce from the grocery store.


Our Little Chef...
Cooking with students is a great way to expand children's basic math, science, reading and sensory exploration skills. it also helps build children's social skills as they work cooperatively with their classmates. Many of our ingredients come right from the children's garden, incorporating healthy food choices and recipes into our cooking projects.


Spanish & Sign-Language...
Students are introduced to Spanish and sign-language beginning in our Jr. Preschool classroom. New words are introduced during group time, then reinforced throughout the day as children are naturally engaged in play.


Cultural Diversity...
At MGLC, we feel it is important to teach children to embrace and respect diversity, and there are many ways we embrace different cultures in our program, such as; music, preparing different foods, clothing, stories, language and art. As we incorporate various different aspects of diversity into our studies, children will learn and embrace the fact that people are not all the same, learning to value the things that make each of us unique.


Dance...
Once a week, a dance instructor provides dance lessons for children 3-5 years-old. Dance lesson's will be held in our gymnasium. At the end of the semester there will be a dance recital so students can showcase their talent. Dance lesson's are a separate fee and paid directly to the dance instructor.


Music...
A music instructor provides music sessions for our infants, toddlers and 2 year-olds. Each session includes introducing various musical instruments and songs to children. This is a fun and educational program which aligns with The Creative Curriculum for Infant Toddlers and Twos®. These twenty minute group sessions provide developmentally appropriate music, laying the foundation for musical competence. Music sessions are a separate fee and paid directly to the music instructor.