temporarily closed….

Hello MCP friends, we are currently closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It is our hope to reopen for a summer session in late spring or early summer. The safety of the children and staff is of the utmost concern, we will be following the Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois Departme

Brain Development 101

Our former co-Director Carol Boyce wrote this wonderful post on brain development, Enjoy! Our brains are amazing.  Did you know they are the only organ unfinished at birth? They continue to develop through life.  In early childhood the most important task of the brain is to build connectio

Fostering Independence

One of our goals at MCP is to foster independence in each of the children. This is probably one of the most important things we teach to preschoolers. In Kindergarten they will be expected to complete tasks on their own, to be able to dress, take care of their personal needs and to work independentl