Mill Creek Parish Preschool (MCPP) is committed to providing quality preschool education, balancing appropriate academic goals in a nurturing environment, while promoting the development of social and moral values common to our families and our community as a whole. The School operates under the premise of inclusion, encouraging and exploring the cultural, racial and religious diversity among our students and their families. Over the years the School has developed a reputation for excellence. Mill Creek continually works to improve upon the quality educational program we offer 2, 3, and 4 year-olds.
• in freedom within limits. The children are free to explore and experiment with all of the equipment. Rules are established to provide a safe atmosphere for each child to grow and learn.
• children need routines. There needs to be an order to the day, but also freedom in play. Children’s imagination and curiosity need plenty of room to wander.
• children need to be appreciated as an individual. It is important for each child to feel accepted. Each child is unique and our goal is to help the child develop at his/her own pace.
• in providing a “child-sized world”. This promotes a sense of independence. We want children to feel comfortable in the relaxed, friendly and secure atmosphere of the school. In this accepting environment, your child will feel more capable to do his/her preschool “work”-to explore, share, play, problem solve and communicate with other peers.
• children learn best by doing. We provide meaningful “hands on” activities to stimulate children’s interests and abilities.
• Preschool will broaden the child’s horizons. Children are exposed to the world around them by providing them with language, math, science, social studies, art, and music experiences.
• Children should be encouraged to participate in all preschool experiences, but never be pressured. Children (like adults) have varied interests. They develop at different paces.
• To help children mature socially, physically and mentally
• To help children gain self-confidence and become self-reliant
• To learn to share, negotiate and problem-solve in social situations
• To develop a relationship with adults and be able to accept guidance and follow directions
• To develop listening skills, increase attention span and consideration of others in a group
• To focus on language skills in order to achieve and refine verbal communication and encourage reading readiness
• To adjust to the school routines and feel comfortable participating in all aspects of the school day
• To facilitate a "love of learning" that will stay with them the rest of their life