The High-Scope Curriculum is a high quality, developmentally based program, founded on a philosophy of

“active participatory learning,” in which children and adults are engaged, interactive partners in the learning


In High-Scope programs, learning occurs in a play-based environment where children and adults work

together to develop children’s knowledge and skills in problem solving, decision making, and dependence,

and to promote their sense of curiosity, persistence, and creativity. Educational materials and the learning

environment build on children’s interests, accommodate different developmental and ability levels, and reflect

the diversity of children’s family and community backgrounds.

The Key Developmental indicators (KDis) form the curriculum content for children ages three to five years.

All together they define the knowledge children are acquiring as they interact with materials, people,

ideas, and events.

Comprehensive Approach

Our model of supporting children and families is strengthened by the delivery of many services.  As we engage with families, we provide health, mental health, nutrition, disabilities and educational services in a variety of program options.  Through this comprehensive approach, we work through the obstacles that often prevent children and families from seizing their opportunities.

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach. It is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and received high ratings in 8 of 10 categories in a Harvard analysis of the nation’s top 25 social-emotional learning programs. The Harvard study’s authors say, “Conscious Discipline provides an array of behavior management strategies and classroom structures that teachers can use to turn everyday situations into learning opportunities.”

Our core methodology is based on four essential components that are scientifically and practically designed for success.   Staff at MVCDC begins to learn about these components during the onboarding process.  Throughout the program year, we offer training in Conscious Discipline to deepen learning and implementation.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

What is Triple P?

Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.  The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable.

Triple P helps you:

  • Raise happy, confident kids
  • Manage misbehavior so everyone in the family enjoys life more
  • Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • Encourage behavior you like
  • Take care of yourself as a parent
  • Feel confident you’re doing the right thing