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Programs

Our infant programs include children age 6 weeks to 18 months. Our toddler program is for children from 18 to 24 months. These programs are less structured and are more geared towards promoting socio-emotional and physical development.

Our preschool program includes children age 2 to 5 years. They are grouped according to age and each child’s activity level. We use the “Complete Resource Book,” written by Schiller and Hastings, and the Early Childhood Development curriculum. In addition, all lesson plans include French or Spanish immersion according to your choice.  Curriculums are approved by the director.

In Brief: A Typical Day

Parents and children enter the building through a code-operated door. Parents supply name- and date-labeled food (and bottles/milk/formula for children younger than 2), diapers, wipes, indoor/outdoor shoes, a crib sheet (for infants), a blanket and extra sets of clothes. MMLH provides breakfast, beverages (for children older than 2) and snacks (menus are posted in hallways), and staff rinse and return bottles and dishes in cubbies at the end of the day. Parents sign in their child's attendance on a chart by the classroom door and sign out when they pick their children up. Clothes and shoes are stored in cubbies assigned to each child, and food and drinks are kept in a refrigerator assigned to each class. Parents receive daily written reports on their child's activities at the end of the day. Cubbies should be cleared out at the end of the day (except for extra, clean clothes).

For more information on classroom activities, see: Infants (Bug and Rainbow Rooms), Toddlers (Circus Room), 2 Years (Yellow Room), 3-4 Years (Green Room) and 4-5 Years (Blue Room).

Discipline

At Mighty Minds, we promote children’s self-discipline, responsibility and cooperation with others.  Our discipline techniques include:

  • Using limits that are fair and understandable for a child’s level
  • Providing children with reasons for limits
  • Giving positively worded directions
  • Modeling or redirecting children to acceptable behavior
  • Helping children to constructively express their feelings and frustrations to resolve conflict
  • Time-out will be used as a last option

Discipline never includes verbal abuse or physical punishment. If a child’s behavior becomes seriously disruptive to the classroom, the parent will be notified and a parent/teacher conference will be scheduled to solve the problem.

Parent Conferences and Visits

In addition to receiving daily activity reports about each child, parents are invited to engage in teacher conferences three times during the year. The first conference is a scheduled orientation prior to the child’s entrance into a new classroom. It is an opportunity for parents to share information about their child with the teachers. The second conference is mid-year. Each child will receive a developmental observation to be discussed at the scheduled meeting. The last meeting is at the end of the year. This is an optional meeting based on the child’s progress and needs.

Parents are free to visit their child at school, but should avoid naptime to minimize disruption to other children.

Philosophy

“We shape the mighty minds of tomorrow.”

These formative years are the most crucial in every child’s life. Our program guides each child in building a solid foundation of self-esteem and confidence. From this, other good things will naturally flow: healthy personal traits such as independence, responsibility and maturity, and good social habits such as friendliness, kindness, cooperation and communication. When a child is treated with respect, he learns to respect himself and others.

We are dedicated to giving your child the individual attention, approval and affection that he or she needs to build this foundation. Our primary goal is to help a child say, “I like being me!” Our secondary goal is to create peace of mind for parents while their children are provided with a home away from home. Our third goal is to introduce children to the language and culture of other countries.

The center is open for parents to visit and observe their children at anytime. All children, regardless of ethnic background, race, color or religious beliefs, are equal and welcome at the school.