At MARC we live by the belief that “Only the Educated are Free” (Epictetus). MARC provides underserved children and their families with the opportunity to develop their social, creative, and academic skills so they can become lifelong learners who are free to make educated choices and decisions in their lives. 

Our Philosophy

We focus on each child as an individual, with unique needs and readiness skills for learning. Our philosophy is to provide children with a developmentally appropriate environment that supports children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. Within this environment, children enjoy the opportunity to construct knowledge. 

We believe a child’s early experiences enrich and stimulate future growth. Children deserve to be treated and respected as individuals in an environment that welcomes reasoning, exploration, questioning, and imagination. We respect each child’s need for love, security, acceptance, warmth, and stimulation. 

We would like children to develop a positive self-concept and attitude toward learning, in addition to developing intellectual habits, which prepares them to be lifelong learners. It is essential that these children develop critical thinking, self-correcting, and reasoning and problem-solving skills, which will help them in their future education. Most importantly, we hope that the children leave preschool with a sense of respect for and a positive relationship with others. 

Our Goals

  • Children will participate in a wide variety of activities.
  • We provide children the comfort and experience of belonging to an extended family.
  • We take a child-centered and child-directed approach to learning.
  • We offer choices whenever possible.
  • We send home a monthly calendar every month with a brief overview of our activities and lessons.

Although there may be times you don't see your child's daily work, rest assured we are busy, every day, helping all MARC children grow, develop, and learn.

Child & Adult Care Food Program

At MARC, we eat nutritionally balanced, wholesome foods for meals and snacks. We encourage (but do not force) all of our students to eat a variety of foods. Since we serve our meals family style, children feel comfortable eating, talking, and sharing their experiences with one another during mealtimes. During our mealtimes together, we also teach and practice good manners.

Please have your children here on time if you want them to have breakfast. If children arrive later, we will expect them to have eaten at home. Please notify us of any food allergies or restrictions your child may have.