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Early Childhood Program

MCCS is a progressive independent school with a constructivist model of education, a hands-on learning process that starts in our Infant/Toddler classroom and carries all the way through Fifth Grade. Teachers create spaces for design thinking, building, and constructing, giving all children the opportunity to enjoy experiences that foster exploration, creativity, and imagination.

Student interest, teacher passion, and State of California content standards form the basis of our curriculum mapping. Teaching and learning are infused with creative approaches that meet the needs of all children, and our strong academics are enriched with additional expert teaching for music, art and physical education. A variety of assessment methods are infused into the teaching program and parents receive regular progress reports.

In the Infant/Toddler and Preschool Programs, children are placed according to the age they will be when school begins in late August. Families may choose from several scheduling options. Our Infant-Todder and Preschool Programs include an extended winter break.

Infant-Toddler Program
Five to 26 months of age 

  • Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–3:30 pm 
  • Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5:30 pm

Preschool Program
27 to 59 months of age

  • Monday through Friday 8:30 am–12:00 pm
  • Monday through Friday 8:30 am–3:30 pm 
  • Monday through Friday 8:30 am–5:30 pm

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P: 510.430.2118
F: 510.430.3223
E: children@mills.edu

Last Updated: 7/27/16