It’s not too late to join us! Our new Virtual Enrichment Program (VEP) at Montgomery Methodist!!

Because of COVID-19 Montgomery Methodist Children’s Center will not be opening our doors to in-school learning this fall. We are very disappointed to not be greeting all our returning students and meeting our new faces as usual in September. Our hope is that we will be able to return to in-school learning in the spring. Until then, we have developed a plan to provide enrichment activities for our students. We are excited to announce our new MMCC Virtual Enrichment Preschool program. (VEP) This is not designed to be a full preschool program but enrichment activities that you can do with your child to help them develop many important preschool skills. Beginning in September we are offering both a 3 year old and a 4 year old VEP program which includes:
• Two recorded welcome and circle time video lessons per week which include introduction of themes and concepts for the day. The Bible story of the day will also be recorded, as well as science experiments and math lessons. These videos will be recorded weekly by different MMCC staff members and will be a special time for you and your child!
• Parents are given access to the school’s Seesaw account to be able to view these videos. There are a lot of other functions on Seesaw that allows us to communicate directly with our students and allows them to post photos of their work, etc.
• A monthly craft packet is provided that can be picked up at the school – we even will deliver it to your car! This monthly packet includes the materials needed for at least 2 craft activities per week as well as letter and number pages and a variety of other enrichment activities.
• Links for additional resources for the weekly themes are listed with each lesson. An example would be a link to an age appropriate apple orchard video for the Letter Aa lesson.
• Suggestions for simple games and activities you can do with your children at home to help develop the age appropriate skills they will be developing, like name writing, cutting, rhyming, patterning, etc.
• Lists of age-appropriate developmental skills to work on with your child.
Enrollment is done on a semester basis, which is September –January 2021.
• 3’s program – $450 for the semester.
• 4’s program – $480 for the semester.
Students enrolling after September will have their semester tuition prorated.

If you are interested in joining us for VEP please email (msolsen@mmchildrenscenter.org) or call the office (301 253-4884.
Blessings,
Margaret Olsen,
*The Virtual Enrichment Program is a “stand-alone” program separate from our regular “in-school “ preschool program.

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COVID – 19 Update August 3, 2020

On Friday, July 31, 2020 our MMCC Board of Directors made the difficult decision to postpone the opening of in-school classes at Montgomery Methodist until at least January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to monitor developments and hope to be able to open to our students in the spring of 2021 if conditions improve.

This was a heartbreaking decision but the safety of all our families and staff is our first priority. We are currently working to develop plans to offer a virtual preschool enrichment program in the fall so please check back with us in a few weeks. We know God has a plan for Montgomery Methodist!!

In Christian Love,
Margaret Olsen, Director

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2019-20 Yearly Calendar and Parent Handbook

The 2019-20 yearly calendar and the latest version of the parent handbook are now available here on the About Us page!

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MMCC Tote Bags

Montgomery Methodist asks that all students to bring a “tote-bag” style bag to school each day, as opposed to a backpack or other style bag. Their bag should have an open top that is easy to put their projects and papers in, and should be at least 10 x 12 in size with straps that allow it to be hung up. We have some available in the school office with the school name on them, which we are selling for $8.00 each, or you can purchase a similar style bag at places like AC Moore or Michaels if you prefer.

We require this style of bag to make the end of the class packing of bags easier for both the staff and the students. Having to unzip, pack, and re-zip a variety of different style and size bags and backpacks has become very time-consuming for the staff and too difficult for many of our students. As development of self-help skills is an important part of the preschool curriculum we feel the tote-bag style book bag will be be helpful for everyone involved!!

If you have any questions, please let me know!!

Margaret Olsen, Director

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Monthly Newsletter Available!

Just a reminder… The school’s monthly newsletter is now available online! Go to the “About Us” link to find the current month’s copy. Paper copies are also available in the preschool office.

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School Contact Information

If you have any questions or need additional information about MMCC, please call the school office at 301 253-4884 or contact the director, Margaret Olsen,  at msolsen@mmchildrenscenter.org

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