Children’s House

5-day (Monday to Friday) morning program – 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Morning Plus Lunch
5-day (Monday to Friday) morning program plus lunch – 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Full Day
5-day (Monday to Friday) full day program – 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The MECC Board of Directors determines the annual cost of our program which is then conveniently divided into monthly payments.  Find tuition rates on the Forms page.  Scholarships and tuition assistance are available.

Our Program
Mayflower Early Childhood Center is committed to providing excellent care for children ages three to six years. Our four Montessori Children’s House classrooms are accredited by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Our AMI-trained Montessori teachers engage the children in a specially prepared environment using a stimulating Montessori curriculum. Areas featured:

  • Practical Life activities
  • Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness
  • Early mathematics
  • Sensorial materials
  • Music and movement
  • Science and nature
  • Art activities: painting, drawing, collage, sewing, rubbings, and other crafts
  • Reading and storytelling
  • Outdoor play
  • Snack

Everything in the classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs and interests of the children. In a Montessori environment, there is no ceiling to what children can learn, and they are able to advance through the curriculum as they are ready, without being limited by the progress of their peers.

Our teachers take great care in preparing the environment so that materials are arranged sequentially, children have comfortable work space, and there is freedom of physical movement.

Daily Schedule
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM — Children arrive in before-school care
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM — Three-hour Montessori program
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM — Lunch, cleanup, outdoor play
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Younger children nap; older children return to classroom
3:30 PM — End of school day
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM — After-school care (5:30 PM in the summer)