From 3 to 5 years of age, experiences continue to have a strong impact on brain development and learning.  Children build on their earlier experience to learn even more complex ways of communicating, relating, exploring and understanding the world around them. Areas of learning during this age period become more specific and differentiated.  This depth is reflected in what we do at MVCDC.

Preschool is a critical time.  Our learning curriculum promotes academic growth while supporting your child’s social and emotional needs.  We provide support and activities that include the following areas:

  • Approaches to Learning, incorporates emotional, behavioral and cognitive self-regulation which supports children acquiring knowledge and learning new skills;
  • Social and Emotional Development, supports the child’s ability to create and sustain meaningful relationships with adults and other children;
  • Language and Literacy, this includes emerging abilities in listening and understanding (receptive language) and in using language (expressive language);
  • Cognition, this includes reasoning, memory, problem-solving and thinking skills;
  • Perceptual, Motor and Physical Development, this is foundational to children’s learning in all areas because it permits children to fully explore and function in their environment.

In our classrooms you will see:

  • Hands on experiences
  • Vocabulary and language development
  • Small group instruction
  • Large group activities and instruction
  • Observation based assessments on each child
  • Curricula that is focused on the whole child
  • Researched based curricula implementation
  • Teachers that will communicate with you about your child’s progress through daily conversations, parent teacher conferences and home visits


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