We acknowledge and honor the land on which MCC stands is located on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. The Siwanoy, among the Munsee Nation, were the first people to steward the land and waterways along the Long Island Sound, now called Fairfield and Westchester County. Their territory extended from a narrow tidal straight in the East River called Hell Gate, north to Norwalk, and as far inland as White Plains. The Siwanoy spoke Munsee, and were one of the western bands of the Wappinger Confederacy.
We know that many of our families first come to us because we are a child care center, offering full-time, year-round care for children from as young as three months old in a beautiful and safe environment. We also know that many of our families are drawn to us because we are a Montessori center, and as such provide a rich curriculum of development, education, and learning for the children in our care.
When you visit our environments, you’ll see children happily engaged. The rooms are peaceful and quiet; the children are joyful. Even the youngest children are busy: “reading” a book, discovering their new ability to climb the stair. See a toddler delight when she discovers something new she can do by herself; watch as two early childhood children bend their heads together, working cooperatively; listen to the sounds of three children discussing their work around the easel.
Our logo exemplifies the ideals of our center. We are at our heart a Montessori center, supporting each of the children in our care, at each level of their development—infant, toddler, early childhood—as they reach their potential. We aim to assist them as they grow toward independence, confidence and self-esteem, and to help them each develop a lifetime habit of learning, curiosity and collaboration. It is the light of their natural intelligence that we look to nurture.
Please take some time to look through our website as it will give you some insights into our philosophy and the life that we share with your children each day. This will help you see the benefits of the mixed age groups in in action: infants (3 months to 18 months), toddlers (18 months to 36 months), and early childhood (3 years to 6 years) as we assist children in growing and developing in a supportive, non-competitive environment that supports their learning at their own pace. Maria Montessori said, “Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
We are honored and privileged by the work you enable us to do with and for your children here at the Montessori Children’s Center. We look forward to working with you in the years ahead in this meaningful task of assisting your children as they grow.
Your children are the stars in our logo. We are grateful to be able to use the tools of our trade, our Montessori training and practice, to help them shine.