My oldest was a precocious four year old in private daycare when we decided to enroll him in a private school. He cried and sobbed the first day. We thought it was first day jitters. The following day we realized the fit was just bad, bad, bad. That afternoon I cried about this "mistake we made in school choices" at his soccer practice and a parent I didn't know overheard me. He offered his glowing recommendation of MCA. I told him I would "look into the school" after practice. That night, he wrote me a two page email of his son's experience at MCA. "Wow," we thought. "If someone is going to take this much time to give a recommendation to a perfect stranger, maybe we need to check this place out." We made an appointment with Julie Green for later that day.
Upon walking in to MCA we immediately felt at home. Each of the staff we met greeted us with warm smiles and spoke to so sweetly our youngest son (18 months). We noticed that every one of the staff knelt when speaking with the children and were quiet and calm and caring in their responses. We decided immediately to enroll both of our boys in to MCA right then and there.
It has been two years since that fateful conversation with the random parent, and I am eternally grateful for it. MCA has been such a special place for both of my children. The staff, the curriculum, the caring director. The extra curricular activities like the vegetable garden or the May Day celebration or the Evening Under the Stars family event. Each of these seemingly small pieces come together effortlessly to create an enriching environment for children and families alike. MCA and Vineyard have provided quality care and education for my children, which, of course gives me peace of mind, but more importantly, these sites have created lifelong memories my family will forever cherish.