Discover Our Programs



MCNS is founded on the philosophy that children naturally use play as a vehicle for learning. Our programs are based on The Creative Curriculum, which rests firmly on a foundation of early childhood education research. We believe that children are curious individuals who develop in their own way. We understand that children use play to acquire the social-emotional skills that will serve as the foundation for future academic success. We strive to create a peaceful and safe classroom community where children can explore, create, and learn. Our curriculum includes regular schedules and routines which reflects New York State learning standards while teaching in a developmentally appropriate way. At MCNS, teachers and parents work together to build meaningful relationships and community. Children are encouraged to learn when they are free to explore their own ideas.


Toddler Classrooms

Our bright and cheerful toddler classrooms welcome the children as they arrive. Toddlers identify strongly with their families, so each toddler center classroom features a large family photo display that is easily accessible for the children. The classrooms are decorated with colorful posters as well as the children’s own artwork. A comfortable rug for circle time creates a cozy space. The cubbies, tables, and chairs are all scaled to fit little ones. The toddler classrooms are designed to become a familiar and inviting place for our youngest students to return.

Preschool Classrooms 


When you walk into our preschool, you will see a welcoming space that has been thoughtfully designed to be comfortable for children. All four of our bright, sunny classrooms have large windows and a door that leads directly to our outdoor playground. The classrooms have colorful rugs where the children sit for circle time. The furnishings and equipment are scaled down for the children. Our classrooms incorporate many types of toys, books, and materials for learning.

“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” –Chinese proverb