MCA Early Education is a Christ-centered, play-based program designed to foster growth for the whole child.
At MCA, we believe an education should be more than just knowing the ABC’s and 123’s. Preschool and Pre-K monitor children’s development across all domains via quarterly progress reports, and kindergarten sends home quarterly and mid-quarterly report cards. All Early Ed classes compile student work samples into a portfolio that offers further evidence of student growth across each domain.
From morning assembly to Bible lessons to biblical approaches for behavior management, every aspect of our program reflects our Christian faith. We seek to instill in children a love of worship, an understanding of our need for a Savior, and a deep compassion for others. Some highlights of our program include:
– Jesus Storybook Bible to guide morning assembly
– Rev. Paul Tripp’s “Culture of Grace” approach toward behavior management
– Positive Action Bible curriculum
We emphasize the process of learning and discovery over the product. Research proves that through play, children acquire the foundations for reading, writing, and logical thinking. Our goal is to support children in their active explorations and instill confidence in them as independent and inquisitive learners. We provide a safe environment, rich in developmentally-appropriate materials and experiences, where we invite children to explore and take risks.
MCA teachers incorporate holistic learning activities and measure growth across every domain (spiritual, emotional, physical, social and intellectual). Assessment includes quarterly reports as well as a student portfolio, which displays the individual developmental process of a child through work samples, teacher observations, and photographs.
MCA classes are designed to offer a safe and stimulating environment to all learners. Small class size is a vital part of the MCA Early Ed program, and teachers offer a variety of learning experiences to differentiate for the unique strengths and abilities of their learners.