The Learning Center
About MPPC's Learning Center
The Learning Center, established in 1970, exists first and foremost to introduce little children to Jesus in an atmosphere that is warm, loving, fun, and instructional. We have a sincere love for children and a commitment to help families raise their children to be prepared educationally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to meet the challenges that are ahead of them. We believe that our preschool provides an environment that is safe and conducive to good health and where children can work, play, and learn together while being guided toward a happy, wholesome development. We believe that each child should be encouraged to progress at his own rate of speed toward enriched experiences, self-discipline, and the ability to make good choices. Our aim is to provide an education that develops the whole child by providing an educational experience of lasting value. We aim to help develop in children the feeling of being loved and valued.
We provide colorful classrooms, lots of toys, puzzles and guided activities in appropriately sized classroom settings. Bright, cheerful rooms help to stimulate your child’s learning and exploring. Small and large motor skills are developed along with social skills as we strive to nurture the whole child. A great playground awaits your little ones! Swings, room to run, and climbing equipment help children grow strong.
We have a sincere love for children and a commitment to help families raise their children to be prepared educationally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually to meet the challenges that are ahead of them.
GROWING IN FAITH
Our children learn about Jesus in a safe, loving environment through stories, crafts, and songs during chapel and Bible class.
GROWING BY LEARNING
We believe that our preschool provides an environment that is safe and conducive to good health and where children can work, play, and learn together while being guided toward a happy, wholesome development.
Our goal is to open the hearts and minds of our students to a whole new world of adventure using the Spanish language.
We believe that each child should be encouraged to progress at his own rate of speed toward enriched experiences, self-discipline, and the ability to make good choices.
MUSIC & S.T.E.A.M.
During these classes, curriculum is used to enrich their learning experience through music, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
About Our Staff
Our staff is here to train, love and care for your child. The teachers strive to provide a Christian atmosphere of love that comes from their own personal relationship to Christ, along with a developmentally sound curriculum. All staff members are required to complete Child Protection training and national background checks and we always have staff on campus who are trained in infant/child CPR. We have a wonderful, dedicated staff that has more than 100 years combined staff experience working with preschool age children.
The classes consist of both indoor and outdoor activities, alternating active and quiet play, circle/learning times, Chapel, and snack time. We explore reading, math, arts and crafts, music, science, cooking, Spanish, Bible stories and verses, as well as letters, numbers, colors, shapes and so much more. The Christian Curriculum is developmentally solid, age-appropriate, and Christ-centered.
TODDLERS & INFANTS
Infants: Loving, attentive care is offered for infants to help begin the socialization of God’s youngest children in a community of faith. The student to teacher to ratio is 7/2.
1 day per week (F) 9 am-12 pm
Toddlers: The toddler classes focus on beginning Christian education concepts and socialization skills. Toddlers practice sharing, taking turns, folding hands in prayer, sitting for snack time, and participating in music class (older toddlers). The student to teacher ratio is 10/2 (1A) and 12/2 (1B).
2 days per week (T/TH) 9 am-12 pm
2 days per week (M/W) 9 am-12 pm
Twos and Threes: Children learn Bible stories and biblical precepts while continuing to work on socialization. They are introduced to basic academic skills through thematic units: letters, numbers, and colors. Singing and reading are also incorporated into circle time. In addition to chapel, the three-year old classes attend weekly Bible class. They also participate in Spanish class each week. The student to teacher ratio is 12/2. Handwriting Without Tears is started with our two and three-year-old classes.
3 days per week (MWF) 9am-1 pm
5 days per week (M-F) 9am-1 pm
3 days per week (MWF) 9 am-1 pm
5 days per week (M-F) 9 am-1 pm
FOUR YEAR OLDS
This program uses the McRuffy press curriculum which focuses on the skills that readily transition into the Kindergarten program.
In Language Arts, we focus on abstract thinking, phonemic awareness, letter recognition and writing, as well as pre-reading tasks.
Our math curriculum works towards developing an understanding of basic concepts like counting, number recognition, patterns, and simple geometric reasoning. Handwriting Without Tears is used for our writing program. Students attend chapel, Bible, STEAM, and Spanish classes once a week. The student to teacher ratio is 12/2.
5 days per week (M-F) 9 am-1 pm
Our Kindergarten program uses McRuffy Press for math and phonics instruction. McRuffy Press not only meets, but also exceeds CCSD and SC state standards. This ensures every child is adequately prepared for success in 1st grade.
The main emphasis in our phonics instruction is understanding how phonemes are represented and how they relate to writing and reading. Our phonics and reading focuses on decoding words (phonics), comprehension (giving meaning to printed material), spelling, and writing (encoding).
Additionally, Handwriting Without Tears method and workbook is used to supplement the handwriting portion of instruction. The McRuffy Kindergarten Color Math is a highly interactive math program that utilizes a well-balanced variety of skills in order to build a strong foundation of core math essentials. Auditory, visual, and tactile methods, such as manipulatives and technology are used to develop these concepts.
All subjects are presented systematically and thematically. This program also includes a Bible curriculum, as well as, weekly Chapel, Music, Spanish, and S.T.E.A.M. classes to foster growth in the whole child.
5 days per week (M-F) 9 am-1 pm
Registration for the following school year will be held in January of the current school year. Current students are registered first, then their siblings, then church members, and the general public. The Learning Center uses a Blind Lottery System to choose applicants for open spots and the waiting list. Non-refundable registration fees equal one month’s tuition and are due upon acceptance into the program.
- Annual payments are due by September 1st.
- Semester payments are due by September 1st and January 1st.
- Monthly payments are due the 1st or 15th of each month. Monthly tuition is paid from September to May.
- Failure to make payments may result in removal from the program.
- Registration, tuition, and supply fee ($75) payments are paid using FACTS Management Company.
State law requires a record of immunization. All children must have their immunization record on file with the Director no later than October 1st. All children 4 and older must have a record of the chicken pox vaccine or physician’s notification of having had the virus.