Each child has a worth beyond counting and offers a valuable contribution to our lives

We feel so fortunate to have found such a wonderful place for our son. We love that Montrose Preschool and Infant Care is conveniently located near the freeway and yet tucked away in a quiet spot. We love the fantastic yard where all of the children, including the infants, spend so much time playing outdoors. We love the classroom full of educational toys. But most importantly, we love the people. The teachers at MPIC are so patient and kind. We know our child is not only cared for – he is nurtured and loved. At MPIC, our child is truly thriving.

Gigi Ostrow and Matthew Salomon

Infants education for kindergarten readinessAll our Teachers are trained in Infant Toddler Learning. They have all qualified and passed the required classes at accredited colleges.

Guidelines We follow the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Meals and Snacks Infants are on their own feeding schedules provided by parents. Toddlers have specific feeding times which allow children to get accustomed to a consistent schedule and for teachers to better plan for activities.

Our teachers demonstrate the use of spoon or fork and sit at the table to discuss with the children what foods they are eating. Teachers encourage using a cup when developmentally appropriate, otherwise, a Sippy cup can be used. Children will be encouraged to feed themselves and to try new foods but teachers will never force a child to eat. Meal times also consist of a hand washing routine.

Diapering During diapering, children can begin to understand their body function and develop a positive self-esteem when teachers and caregivers convey a gentle and understanding attitude. Diapering can be a wonderful time for teachers to communicate one-to-one with a child. Diapers are checked every two hours, and more often if the child’s pattern calls for it.

Toileting Children learn toileting practices when they are developmentally ready – which is occasionally not completed until three years of age. Teachers work with parents to identify when children are showing signs of interest, then help develop a plan to partner with parents for home and school toilet learning practices. Correct hygiene procedures are part of the toileting process.

Nap Time Consistency of children’s routines are very important. Infant’s sleep is based on their own schedules provided by parents. Toddlers are offered rest / sleep time from 12:30 pm to 2 pm or longer as needed.