"My eldest son has enjoyed his three years at MHCS. He absolutley adores his teachers and loves impressing us with all he has learned - from the Morning Circle routine, to writing, math skills, the weekly themes and speaking Spanish. To have such a trusting and nurturing environment for him to develop and grow in gives us peace of mind knowing our second and third sons will receive the same opportunities. Thank you to all the hard working professionals at Majestic Harbor - you make it possible!"
Elena M. Bergin M Ed
The Majestic Harbor Educational Philosophy
Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I may remember.
Involve me and I will understand.
The learning environment at Majestic Harbor Children's Center combines play with age-appropriate learning activities that involve the body, mind and senses of our students
We know that children learn best when they are actively involved in their education. Therefore, our program provides numerous activity-based, hands-on learning experiences daily, mostly through play. Simply put, children are amazed by just about everything, and they want to find out as much as they can about all of it. We believe in capitalizing on the awe and wonder of childhood, and using it to help our students gain greater knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
6 weeks to 15 months
Our infant room has been created to be a warm, safe home-away-from-home for our littlest ones. Bright and airy, the room features a bright wall of swimming fish. Color abounds to stimulate the infants' visual senses. The ratio of infants to staff is 2-7, and the staff have been carefully selected for their training and understanding of infant behavior and needs.
Each infant naps in his or her own crib. When awake they have a myriad of toys to play with, that are carefully maintained. Mirrors line the walls so that the babies can view their images and start to make sense of their surroundings. Healthful snacks are provided every day.
Parents comment about the exceptionally warm, loving atmosphere in the infants' room. We invite you to come experience it for yourself.
15 Months to 2.9 Years of Age
Young toddlers grow emotionally and intellectually through experiences with rhythms, patterns of sound, light, movement and texture. Our Toddler 1 program is conducted in an environment filled with sensory delights. Interesting colors, moving creatures and tactile experiences await the young toddlers that come to us.
We at MHCC know that children of this age need to bond emotionally with their caregivers. Providing our young toddlers with a nurturing environment filled with smiles, songs and individualized, one-on-one conversation is the first step towards developing secure, trusting children who are eager to learn and willing to take risks.
Opportunities for sensory-motor exploration and discovery abound at our facility. Large and small motor experiences as well as sensory and cognitive experiences are maximized by age-appropriate learning centers.
2.9 Years to 3.5 Years of Age
Toddlers are highly active people who use their five senses to gain an understanding of their environment and the world around them. They greet every opportunity to touch, taste, smell, feel, see or hear with enthusiasm. Therefore, our Toddler 2 program provides numerous opportunities for hands-on learning and experiences.
The Toddler 2 program at MHCS is designed to support and encourage the child’s transition from the sensory-motor world of infant/toddlers to an increasingly social world. We seek to optimize the emerging physical, sensory-motor, perceptual, cognitive and social skills of each child through reading, singing, creative play and exploration.
Children at this age are developing language, mathematical reasoning and scientific thought. Developmentally appropriate learning centers provide opportunities for discovery while beginning to teach some of the most basic educational skills.
3.5 Years to 5 Years of Age
Majestic Harbor’s curriculum focuses on writing, reading, history, basic math, and science. The core educational program has been designed to ensure every student’s active participation in music, art, dance, theater, computer interaction, and athletics. Through this well-rounded, well-balanced program, students acquire strong academic skills as well as develop an appreciation for the arts and an ability to express themselves creatively.
Pre-school children are like sponges. They soak in the world around them, using their emerging skills to explore their surroundings, process their discoveries and learn from them. They take great delight in developing a new skill and performing it repeatedly, for anyone willing to watch and cheer for them.
The Pre-School Program at MHCC offers a broad range of experiences designed to assist the children in developing and expanding their skills and capabilities. Our goal is to provide the children with the knowledge and skills that they will need to succeed in Kindergarten and continue to thrive academically.
No child’s day would be complete without opportunities to play and socialize. We have areas for dramatic play both inside and outside of our facility, complete with costumes and props. Our playground contains a variety of toys designed to meet the developmental needs and capabilities of every age group. Water tables and sand tables provide opportunities for sensory play and an extensive collection of books allows for quiet alone time.
Through play, children expand their imaginations. They begin to see possibilities and they develop ideas. When you combine imagination with academic skills and knowledge, the results can change the world. There is just no telling where the foundations that our children are building today through academics and play will take them. We at Majestic Harbor can’t wait to find out.