MCDC News

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:30am

We enjoyed an incredible visit from The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra today!  The preschool children were such great listeners and loved every minute!  We look forward to having them back again soon!

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:15am

Hello MCDC Friends!

NASA in the Park has been nominated for the 2016 Downtown Huntsville Event of the Year! Your MCDC team was such a big part of the successful day, we wanted to share the news.

The voting is being held on-line in partnership with al.com at this link:

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2016/12/cast_your_votes_for_top_downto.html#comments

Please feel free to share this nomination!  Voting will remain open until January 4th. Vote early and often!

Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:45pm

MCDC Parents:

Thursday of this week is going to be a busy one!

If your child is in the Explorer Classrooms or Preschool, they will be going to shop in our Holiday Store on Thursday that will be set up in the Multi-Purpose Room.  We will have adult gifts for men and women and children’s gifts for boys and girls.  You will find an envelope in your child’s classroom to place your payment in as well as list who they will be buying for.  Each gift is $2.00.  Please indicate in detail on the envelope who your child is buying for.  For example:  Sissy (big sister, 14 yrs old); NoNo (grandfather); Boo-Boo (little brother 6 months)  You may make a check out to MCDC or pay with cash.  If you do not have exact change, we will make change the day of the store and put that change back in your child’s cubby or folder.

Our preschool classes, Preschool A, B, and C have been invited to perform at Marshall’s Tree Lighting Ceremony this Thursday in front of Building 4200 (Marshall Space Flight Center on Rideout Road).  If you would like your child to participate, please have them at 4200 by 4:35pm.  Please let me know if your child will be participating.  The children will sing two songs and then Santa will light the tree!  There will be refreshments in the lobby of 4200 following the program and Santa will be available for pictures and to listen to your child’s wishes!

Please let me know if you have any questions and have a great week!!

Kelli Wright, Director
Marshall Child Development Center
Building 4346 Morris Road

MSFC, AL 35812
(256) 544-8607
Kelli.L.Wright@nasa.gov

Author: Kelli L Wright
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:45pm

The front entrance will be available for use for the remainder of today and all day on Friday.  Construction will begin again on Monday.

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 2:30pm

MCDC Parents:

Beginning this Monday October 24th, there will be construction in the front of the building that will obstruct the front entrance.  The construction will be taking place between the hours of 8AM-3:30PM; however, the entrance will be blocked outside of these hours as well.  We are having cement bollards installed.  We are optimistically hoping that the construction will last no longer than two weeks.

While under construction, everyone will have to use the playground entrances and back doors to drop off and pick up.  During the main hours of drop off (6:45am-8:45am) the playground gates will be propped open and during the main pick up times (3:45pm-5:45pm).  In the event that the preschoolers are on their playground, you will have to ask one of the teachers to open that gate.  Please be very conscientious of the children when entering the gates on the playgrounds.  Please make sure that the gates close tightly behind you.

If you are dropping off or picking up during hours other than those listed above; please call us at 256-544-8609 and we will assist you.

Only the MCDC staff members have keycard access to the back entrances.  You will need to knock on the doors to the classrooms.  I know this is going to be extremely inconvenient, but please be patient.  Be aware that drop off and pick up will take longer than normal so allot yourself some extra time.  You will drop off and pick up in same classrooms that you typically drop off and pick up in.  Since your routine will be different, don’t forget to sign your child in and out each day.  We will try and make this process as simple as possible for everyone. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kelli Wright, Director
Marshall Child Development Center
Building 4346 Morris Road

MSFC, AL 35812
(256) 544-8607
Kelli.L.Wright@nasa.gov

 

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  Ann Landers

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us on Saturday September 24th from 8am-12pm to spruce up MCDC! Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4dadad23a75-mcdc1.  

 If you can't make it that day but can complete a task another day, please sign up!

Thank you for your participation!!

Author: Kelli L Wright
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:15am

Good morning MCDC Parents!!  We had so much fun at the book fair yesterday!  It warms my heart to see the children excited about books and picking out the ones they love!

It is not too late to shop!!  The book fair will be set up until 5:30pm today!  Stop by at any time and feel free to bring co-workers by as well! You can also shop at https://p4155.myubam.com/373011.

I cannot wait to pick out all of the foreign language books for the classrooms!!

If your child is enrolled in Stretch-N-Grow: Starting next week, Stretch-N-Grow will be held on Friday mornings.  Our new coach will be Coach Larisa G.

Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:30pm

MCDC Parents:  We are going to try a new program that will be held on Thursdays at 10:00am.  Coach Daniel will be in the front lobby, on a date to be announced, to answer any questions.  You can sign up below for the free class or go ahead and sign up for all of the classes.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Kelli Wright, Director

Hi Parents:
The Knight School's Little Geniuses Preschool Chess Program is coming to our school this fall, and a special kick-off class will occur the first week! Your child is invited to join the kick-off our amazing preschool chess program, "Little Geniuses." This program swelled to 30 locations and 200 chess nuts last year, and we will conduct Little Geniuses Preschool Chess class right here in our school each week of the upcoming year. This preschooler-only chess class specifically developmentally targets our preschoolers with puppet shows, fast chess clocks, playing chess for mardi-gras beads, collecting 25 colorful silicone wristbands, zany movies, hilarious songs, fun chess tourneys, and a great, fun spirit that makes kids never leave chess and gain problem-solving ability and academic confidence each week. Come check out the sample class! To enroll, just click here.

      

To come to the free sample class, please simply email Dr. Brooks at dbrooksphd@theknightschool.com and let him know you would like your child to be escorted to our chess room to check out this viewing of all that the Little Geniuses Preschool Chess Program offers. Coach will walk your child back to class after this free, no-commitment, sample class. For more info, contact Dr. Brooks at (205) 332-5233 or at dbrooksphd@theknightschool.com. We would love to have you in our amazingly effective and popular chess party! --David Brooks, Ph.D.

 

 

David Brooks, Ph.D.

Head Coach

The Knight School, LLC

(205) 332-5233

 

www.theknightschool.com

"Completing the Perfect Childhood"

 

 

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 5:00pm

We are providing an exciting reading-incentive program, REACH FOR THE STARS!!  The goal is to motivate our children to read, keep them reading, and then reward them with books that grab their attention!  Your child benefits with reading and with books given to them (50% of their pledges will be given back to them in the books of your choice).  Your child’s classroom benefits by having children motivated to read and by free books (each class receives 50% of participant’s pledges). MCDC will be using this money to purchase foreign language books for the classrooms. 

 

Your child will be rewarded with books for participating.  Participation in this program involves:

*  Collecting pledges from friends, neighbors, and relatives supporting their reading activity

*  Reading (or being read to) over the coming two week period

*  At the end of the reading period, the pledges will be collected and turned in to the front office

We will end the program with an Usborne Book Fair on August 17th and 18th, where your child can pick out a book or books with 50% of the money they raised!

Please help your child in this program by reading to your child and by helping them collect their pledges.  Your child will have the privilege of choosing new books to take home!

Every preschool child has a pledge sheet in their cubby/folder.  If anyone in the younger classrooms would like to participate, please see me for a pledge form.  Just think, if every child collected just $10, we would have $540.00 to spend on foreign language books for MCDC!!

Please turn in your forms and pledge money by Tuesday August 16th.

 

Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Good morning MCDC parents!  This Wednesday (June 29th) is our Annual Fourth of July Parade.  All of the classrooms participate in this parade.

We will begin lining up at 9:15am.  Please make plans to have your child dropped off and your car removed from the front parking lot by 9:00am.  If you will be participating in the parade with your child, please be sure to be here by 9:15am.  Wagons and strollers are welcome!  No motorized vehicles.  If your child will be riding a tricycle, you must be with them at all times.

With security escort, we will be crossing over Morris Rd, turning left before the facilities building, circling the parking lot, and crossing back over Morris Rd.

Please invite your family, friends, and co-workers to cheer us on!  The children love seeing people on the sidelines! 

We will be giving the children popsicles in their classrooms when they come in from the parade.  Hope to see you there!

Kelli Wright, Director
Marshall Child Development Center
Building 4346 Morris Road

MSFC, AL 35812
(256) 544-8607
Kelli.L.Wright@nasa.gov

 

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  Ann Landers

Author: Kelli L Wright

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