Current Size: 140%
Mercyhurst Child Learning Center (MCLC) works to develop a community that fosters early childhood learning and parent involvement. Our program uses an integrated curriculum that stresses the importance of the teacher as a joint researcher with children. Each classroom curriculum is developmentally appropriate and includes areas of math, science, language, music and art. Daily class schedules are designed to provide a balance of free play and structured activity, small and large group activity, and active and quiet play. In all, children engage in meaningful activities and are encouraged to contribute positively to their class.
At MCLC we strive to provide the highest standards of care, as well as a safe and nurturing environment for your child. The center is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. We are also currently participating in the Keystone STARS program, a voluntary quality improvement initiative for child care centers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Keystone STARS requires centers to evaluate programs by looking at curriculum, materials, staffing, and policies and to make improvements where necessary to ensure that the highest quality standards are being met. MCLC is a STARS 4 facility, the highest ranking available under the program.
In addition MCLC collaborates with St. Mary's in hosting an intergenerational program. This program allows children to have new experiences outside the classroom, interacting with older adults from St. Mary's.