The Monarch Center Program

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MCCD Curriculum

Welcome to The Monarch Center for Child Development facility’s play-based curriculum! We believe in providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can learn and grow through play. Our curriculum is designed to meet state standards for early childhood education while fostering essential developmental areas. Here are four key areas of development and the types of activities your child will experience: 

Cognitive Development

In this area, we focus on developing your child’s thinking, problem-solving, and memory skills. Through play-based activities, your child will engage in puzzles, shape sorting, and matching games to enhance cognitive abilities. Our curriculum also includes storytelling sessions to stimulate imagination and language development. Additionally, we introduce early math concepts like counting and basic arithmetic in a fun and interactive manner.

Social and Emotional Development

We prioritize the social and emotional growth of your child as they interact with peers and caregivers. Group play activities like building blocks, dramatic play, and pretend games encourage cooperation, sharing, and communication skills. Our caregivers also emphasize emotional awareness and self-expression, guiding children in understanding and managing their feelings in a positive way.

Physical Development

Physical activities are an integral part of our curriculum to promote gross and fine motor skills. Your child will participate in outdoor play, obstacle courses, and movement games to enhance their coordination and balance. Indoor activities like drawing, cutting, and crafting contribute to fine motor skill development, preparing them for future writing tasks. These activities also foster an active and healthy lifestyle.

Language and Literacy Development

Our play-based curriculum provides numerous opportunities for language enrichment and literacy development. Through engaging stories, rhymes, and songs, your child will strengthen their vocabulary and listening skills. We also encourage early writing experiences, such as scribbling and tracing, to foster pre-writing skills. Additionally, our caregivers engage in meaningful conversations with the children, nurturing their language fluency and communication abilities.

Rest assured that our curriculum and lesson plans align with the state standards for early childhood education. We regularly assess and adjust our activities to meet the individual needs and interests of each child. Our dedicated staff members are well-trained and passionate about creating a supportive and enjoyable learning environment for your child’s optimal development. 

At our childcare facility, we believe that learning through play is the most effective way for children to explore, discover, and build a strong foundation for future academic and social success. We look forward to embarking on this exciting learning journey with your child! 

Infant Program

  • Feeding Times
  • Nap and Rest Periods
  • Play and Exploration
  • Diaper Changes
  • Tummy Time and Motor Development
  • Comfort and Cuddling
  • Communication with Parents

Toddler Program

  • Free Play
  • Clean-up/Diaper Changes
  • Circle Time
  • Learning Centers
  • Quiet/Rest Time
  • Gross Motor Activities


  • Free Play
  • Clean-up/Bathroom
  • Learning Centers
  • Rest Time
  • Quiet Activities
  • Gross Motor Activities
  • Free Play
  • Clean-up/Bathroom
  • Learning Centers
  • Rest Time
  • Quiet Activities
  • Gross Motor Activities


What age groups do you cater to at The Monarch Center?

We can care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years. Our infant room ranges from 6 weeks to 18 months, toddler’s age range is 18 months to 2.5 years, Preschool ranges from 2.5 years to 3.5 years and Pre-k ranges from 3.5 years to 5 years. Please see age pages for more details!

What are your hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Friday from 6:30am-6:30pm 

What is your teacher-to-child ratio's in each classrom?

At the Monarch Center, we believe that every child deserves individualized attention and care. That’s why we maintain a lower teacher-to-child ratio than the recommended state ratios. This allows our teachers to provide more personalized support and guidance to each child in their group or classroom. Our goal is to create a nurturing and supportive environment where children can thrive and grow.

Are meals and snacks provided?

At The Monarch Center, we believe that a healthy diet is essential for your child’s growth and development. That’s why we provide a variety of nutritious meals and snacks to keep your child energized throughout the day. Our meals are included in the cost of tuition and are made in partnership with The Oxford Center.

We understand that some children may have dietary restrictions due to allergies or other reasons. Therefore, all our meals are Gluten-Free and we offer other allergy selections like Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, etc. We also provide a weekly lunch menu so that you can see what your child will be eating.

Please visit our Lunch Program page for more information on our meal program.

Do you offer part-time or drop-in care options?

We offer part-time care schedules (pending availability). We do not offer drop-in care options at this time.