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Program Information

Preschool
 
Preschool (3 years old)

Preschool students will learn a variety of academically centered topics including letters, numbers, shapes, colors, spatial concepts, pre-writing skills, basic math skills, etc. We utilize a curriculum called ABC Jesus Loves Me to provide the structure for our school year, and the teachers supplement this curriculum with outside resources as needed. The curriculum also includes one Bible story per week that the children will learn through a variety of methods including reading of various Bible versions, songs, fingerplays, etc. We also emphasize the importance of character development within our preschool program. We feel that children can learn valuable lessons through playing with their peers. We focus on important skills like sharing, kindness, gratitude, expressing needs/wants, forgiveness, selflessness, etc.

Our goal for children at the end of their preschool year is to have children who have a basic understanding of early academic skills, have a beginning understanding of God’s love for them, and have started to learn about treating those around us with kindness and grace.

All the programs at MCA utilize the Conscious Discipline model detailed below. Students will learn the importance of building a school family, prioritize safety for themselves and others, and start to learn appropriate ways to express emotions and feelings.

We hope that by attending preschool at MCA, your child and your family will experience God’s love and that we will work together to begin the work of “training children up in the way they should go” (Proverbs 22:6).

 

Preschool Pricing

PreK (4 years old)

 

Children who are enrolled in our PreK program will continue to expand upon the skills that were developed during the preschool year. PreK also uses the ABC Jesus Loves Me Curriculum.

Academically, our goal during the PreK year is to prepare students for kindergarten. This is accomplished in a variety of ways including letter writing, handwriting development, basic math concepts, pre-reading skills, etc. We also focus on fine motor development and gross motor skills. It’s important that we allow the students opportunities to expand these skills and develop new skills for each student. We want to encourage students to reach their potential and we do so in a safe, graceful environment. We understand and prioritize the importance of small class sizes so that each student can receive the individualized attention that they need.

All of our programs are Christ-centered and PreK is no different. Students can expect to learn Bible lessons weekly through song, Bible reading, memory verses, activities, crafts, etc. We hope that by the time students leave PreK they will have a solid understanding of God’s love for each of them as well as a beginning understanding of how we are supposed to live when we know of God’s love for us.

Social-emotional skills are a big focus in PreK. We feel that development of these skills is equally as important to a child’s success in kindergarten. We allow several opportunities each day for play/social based learning. PreK also utilizes the Conscious Discipline model (detailed below) to help children learn about feelings and how to express them in healthy ways.

Our goal for each child when they finish PreK is that they will have a solid foundation of learning and love to allow them success in kindergarten and beyond.

Pre-K Pricing

PreK

Before School Care ​

 

Before Care Handbook

  • Open to public school and MCA students from age 3 through 5th grade

  • Before Care starts as early as 6:45 a.m.

  • Supervised by background checked teachers and adult staff

  • Easy transport for Monticello Public School District students: the school bus service picks up your child right at MCA’s door

  • MCA follows the Monticello Public School District calendar

  • Our entire facility is air-conditioned—no need to worry about your child’s comfort on excessively hot days

  • Before Care is only canceled if the Monticello Public School District cancels for the entire day

  • Several schedule and pricing options available

 

Before Care Pricing

Before Care

After School Care ​

After Care Handbook

  • Open to public school and MCA students from age 3 through 5th grade

  • After Care runs until 6:00 p.m.

  • Supervised by background checked teachers and adult staff

  • Easy transport for Monticello Public School District students: the school bus service drops your child off right at MCA’s door

  • MCA follows the Monticello Public School District calendar

  • If Monticello Public District dismisses early, there is no need to worry about finding emergency child care–the public district bus service still brings your child to MCA, just earlier, and MCA starts After Care earlier

  • Our entire facility is air-conditioned, so MCA never dismisses early for heat—no need to worry about your child’s comfort on excessively hot days

  • After Care is only canceled if the Monticello Public School District cancels for the entire day

  • Daily snack included

  • Children are split into one of three groups according to age, so activities are tailored appropriately for their age group

  • Lions: Preschool 3 and PreKindergarten 4

  • Tigers: Kindergarten and 1st grade

  • Bears: 2nd through 5th grade

  • Interesting crafts included

  • Physical education included

  • Fun games included

  • Homework help included

  • Unique partnership program with the County Extension Office and 4-H for the MCA exclusive Thunder and Lightning Candy Company 4-H Club

  • County Extension Office/4-H instructors come to MCA to teach the students how to make, market, and deliver candy

  • MCA pays the annual 4-H membership fee for all after care students who wish to join the optional Thunder and Lightning Candy Company 4-H Club

After Care Pricing

After Care

Summer Program​

 

MCA’s Summer Care Program is scheduled from June 3-August 9 this year (closed Thursday, July 4th). We are offering 5 day registrations only until March 1. Your child will be provided care in a fun, nurturing environment with God at the center!

 

10% sibling discount will be offered to families with multiple children attending the summer program!

 

Spots are limited. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please send an email to mcaoffice.1109@gmail.com. Registration for waitlisted families will open on February 1st. If we still have spots available on March 1st, we will open registration for MWF enrollments and weekly enrollments. 

  • Accepting Children 3 years old – completed 5th Grade

  • 10 Week Program

  • God-centered learning and activities!

  • Pool Trips

  • Physical Education

  • Service Projects

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Summer Program
Conscious Discipline

 

Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer retribution for having a problem. To raise problem solvers focus on solutions, not retributions.

L.R. KNOST

During the 2018-2019 school year, MCA school staff began the process of training in and implementing a discipline model/curriculum called Conscious Discipline. We continue to learn and implement this program in new ways each month, and plan to continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

Conscious Discipline definition: “Discipline does not equal punishment. It is emotional education: a way of teaching your child to handle her feelings and reminding her how to behave. This is Conscious Discipline. The Page 5 of 6 ultimate goal is to help your child gain self-control. It is making life predictable for your child. They know what to expect and what’s expected of them.”

“Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum. It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. Conscious Discipline has been specifically designed to make changes in the lives of adults first. The adults, in turn, change the lives of children. Conscious Discipline is a way or organizing schools and classrooms around the concept of a School Family. Each member of the family—both adult and child—learns the skills needed to successfully manage life tasks such as learning, forming relationships, communicating effectively, being sensitive to others’ needs and getting along with others.”

Newsletter Article Series by Ms. Amber

Conscious Discipline
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