All MCCSC preschool programs use the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for young children. The Foundations are aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards for kindergarten in a developmentally-appropriate way and reflect the types of experiences and interactions early learners need in order to be ready to transition to kindergarten. Many of our Early Learning programs are Level 3 Paths to Quality. MCCSC is committed to education at every age.We offer a wide range of preschool options for ages 6 weeks old through age 5 spread throughout the district at the following elementary schools and centers: Arlington Heights, Binford, Childs, Clear Creek, Early Learning Center, Fairview, Grandview, Highland Park, Hoosier Hills Childcare Center, Lakeview, Summit, and Templeton, Unionville, and University.MCCSC Early Learning programs focus on education and kindergarten preparedness in a structured and interactive learning environment. Our classrooms teach early skills in the development of literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts through play-based projects and social development.
Hoosier Hills Childcare Center serves children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age and is a Level 3 Paths to Quality preschool. The licensed childcare facility is open to the public and is located within the Hoosier Hills Career Center. The center houses five classrooms; infants (6 weeks-walking), early walkers (12 -24 mo), 2-year-olds, preschool (3s) and pre-kindergarten (4-5s). Classroom teachers develop curriculum and create lesson plans to meet the developmentally appropriate needs of the children in their care. These plans are based on the IAEYC Foundations and developmentally appropriate practices. All staff is required to have 20 hours of professional development each year to stay on top of the current early childhood trends and provide the best possible environment for the children.
For more information call (812) 330-7830.
Early childhood services are available to eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 – 5 years. With parent permission, evaluations are completed by an assessment team that includes the parents, preschool teacher and school specialists. School specialists may include a speech-language pathologist, school psychologist, occupational therapist, and a physical therapist.
Eligibility for early childhood services for children with disabilities, the specific services needed, and the location of the services, will be determined by the case conference committee, which also includes the child’s parents.
Preschool programs for children with disabilities are located in four different elementary schools, Clear Creek, Highland Park, Templeton, and University. We have preschool classrooms that are specifically designed for children with disabilities as well as inclusive preschool classrooms. We also provide direct speech and language therapy for young children at their elementary school. MCCSC also provides special education services to children enrolled in the local Head Start programs.
The development preschool for children with disabilities serves students with disabilities ages 3+ in inclusive and self-contained settings. Schedules and qualifications vary. Contact the MCCSC Early Learning Department at (812) 330-7830 for more information.