Preschool & Pre-kindergarten Program
Students who will be three by September of the academic school year are eligible to apply for our three-year-old program! Students who will be three by December of the academic school year are eligible to schedule a meeting to determine if this program would be suitable. This program was developed in response to parental input requesting a program for their youngest learners! Students who will be four by September of the academic school year are eligible to apply for our pre-kindergarten program. This program was developed to equip students with the skills that are needed to succeed in kindergarten!
Preschool & prekindergarten classes will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-11:30 AM. We have found this timeframe to be the most developmentally appropriate for this age group!
Tuition is $250/month. Financial Aid applications can be submitted with online registration form.
What will my child be learning?
MCA's preschool program focuses on 10 learning outcomes. Students will be constructively guided through a set of developmentally appropriate learning standards in an engaging and exploratory way.
English Language Arts
Creative Thinking (Art & Music)
Health & Physical Education
Preschool Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Any student who graduates from our preschool program should be proficient in the following learning outcomes:
Christian Worldview- Students will develop an understanding of Christ-like behavior, the Bible, prayer, and worship.
Critical Thinking- Students will develop questions and will engage in discussions, active learning, and exploration to find answers.
Communication- Students will share their ideas through speech, music, movement, and art.
Professional and Life Skills- Students will demonstrate proper behaviors and complete basic tasks in community and educational locations.
Interpersonal Skills- Students will demonstrate positive social interactions such as greeting others, sharing with peers, participating in verbal activities, responding appropriately to questions and conversation, and using proper etiquette.
Information Literacy- Students will use local information such as pictures, adult instructions, and announcements to effectively accomplish a goal.
Quantitative Reasoning- Students will represent, compare, and discuss numbers, operations, geometric shapes, and measurements.
Technological Competence- Students will identify and use technology that is found in the classroom and the home.
Cultural and Social Awareness- Students will understand the basic functions and qualities of citizenship, money, geography, and history.
Scientific Literacy- Students will understand the foundations of biology, physics, earth science, space science, environmental science, and ecology.
Our grading scale focuses on skill acquisition rather than letter grades!
We believe that field trips are a crucial component of early childhood education because young learners need to go outside the classroom to fully learn about the world around them. We apply the concepts taught in school to the world outside of school.
We believe that hands-on learning activities are not only meaningful, but also have the power to develop a love for learning which is one of the most important objectives of early childhood education.
We believe that developing strong concepts of print within our classrooms and our school library is the best way to prepare students for early reading and to instill an appreciation for books.
We believe in targeting skills that will equip students to be successful individuals and lifelong learners.
We believe in integrating creating thinking through the arts and music into every content area. Art and music is a part of who we are as people which is why it is so important to connect these domains to content.
Most importantly, we believe in developing Christian character through Bible stories, prayer, character lessons, friendships, and classroom responsibilities.