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Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool LLC

Providing quality care since 1998

in Central Minnesota


Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool provides learning experiences for children of all ages that are developmentally appropriate and geared to the MN Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. We strike a balance between teacher lead learning activities and child lead activities. Children will be encouraged to participate in activities that stimulate gross motor (large muscle) and fine motor (small muscle) development. We will provide opportunities for children to explore language, music, art, pretend play, imaginative play and manipulatives. Children will be going outside, weather permitting, on a daily basis for free play and some structured activities. Children learn at different rates and in different ways. At Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool, we encourage the process versus praise the result. Our Professional Childcare Teams takes the time to know and understand your child so that we can create activities for them.

The curriculum for preschoolers is created to meet the unique needs if each child based on the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. Each learning domain will be addressed to give each preschooler the opportunities to grow and develop to their full potential. Parent conferences are held twice a year to share formal feedback with families.

Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress 3 Years - 5 Years- file:///C:/Users/SCYHA/Downloads/009530-Early%20Childhood%20Indicators%20of%20Progress-Minnesota%20Early%20Learning%20Standards%20(4).pdf

For more information on the availability in the Preschool Room, contact Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool Center Director, Mande Hatten.

For further resources for your family, please visit, www.ParentAware,org/learn

Sample Daily Schedule Toddler and Preschool Room

6:00 am Children arrive- free choice time- music on

8:00 am Breakfast

8:30 am Clean up after breakfast, Bathroom/Diapering

8:45 am Teacher lead activities- Toddlers- Arts and Crafts

Preschoolers-Circle time activies

9:15 am Teacher lead activities- Toddlers- Aerobic Activity

Preschoolers- Arts and Crafts

10:00 am Teacher lead activities- Toddlers- Music and Story time

Preschoolers- Aerobic Activities

10:45 am Child lead activities- Developmentally Appropriate Room Activities

11:15 am Wash up and prepare for lunch

11:30 am Lunch

12:30pm Clean up after lunch, Bathroom/Diapering

12:45 pm Prepare for rest and nap time

1:00 pm Quiet time Toddlers and Preschoolers- Rest

2:30 pm Child lead activities Toddlers- outside time and free choice

Preschoolers- outside time and free choice

3:30 pm Wash up for snack

3:45pm Snack

4:30 pm Child lead activities Free choice for all ages

5:30pm Clean up for dismissal/leaving

6:00 pm Center closes