Monday, January 28, 2019 - 3:45pm

MCDC will be closed Tuesday January 29, 2019.  Please check 256-544-8609, 256-544-8607, and 256-544-8626 for updates for Wednesday.  I will also send out a reminder through the Remind app text alerts and will post on our Facebook page.


This is a message from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Emergency Notification System.  Due to the expected weather event, MSFC will be closed for business on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. If you have a current telework agreement, you are expected to telework or take annual leave. Please be sure to take your laptop and required items to comply with your telework agreement. Employees without a telework agreement will be on excused leave. A decision regarding Wednesday’s working conditions will be made by Center Management on Tuesday and will be conveyed through the various forms of communication. Employees are reminded to continue to monitor local news and media for updates, or call the MSFC Information line at (256) 544-4357, Option 5.


Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:15pm

MCDC Parents,

Due to the potential risk of inclement weather tomorrow, I highly suggest that you sign up for our text alerts.  Please text: @mcdcf to 81010.  This is the best way to get urgent announcements from MCDC.

You may also join our Facebook page at:

In the event that something happens after hours, I will post in these two places, as well as leave voice mails for the numbers 256-544-8609, 256-544-8626, and 256-544-8607.

Please let me know if you have any questions! 


Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:15pm
Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 2:45pm
MCDC Parents,
As the furlough continues, the Board wanted me to reach out to the enrolled membership about tuition assistance. If any of our families are struggling with making tuition payments each week and need assistance, please let me know. The Board is very open to setting up payment plans until the furlough is over and back pay is in effect. Please either send me an email or give me a call.
Class pictures are this Thursday January 24th. The pictures will take place in the morning. If your child will not be in attendance on Thursday morning, please let me know. **If you would like to order a class picture, you must do so by Wednesday January 23rd. If not, prices increase and include shipping to your home. You can order those pictures at:
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:30am

MCDC Parents,

Signups are open for Chess Class on Thursdays 8:00am-8:45am; $55 per month.

Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

MCDC Class Portraits on Thursday January 24th

We are excited to create awesome class portraits for NASA MCDC!  We'll do our best to get everyone looking great!    

Pre-Order Class Portraits for $10!

ORDER ON-LINE BY Wednesday, January 23rd

  • No forms will be distributed... ALL orders will be placed on-line. 
  • Orders placed after Wednesday, January 23rd will be $15 each AND will require home shipping of $10... that's $25 for a single class portrait if ordered late!

Click HERE to Order Class Portraits

Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 5:15pm

MCDC Parents,

This Thursday Coach Daniel with The Knight School will be here to do a demo chess class for our preschool classrooms.  More information about this program can be found below.  Also below is information on a possible new extracurricular activity for our preschoolers that I would like to get your feedback on.

Hi Parents:

We invite you to check out The Knight School! Read on to find out what makes us totally unique among after school activities.

The Knight School is the chess party for the well-rounded kids of America. Unlike your typical chess program, our primary focuses are good sportsmanship and fun. Join The Knight School chess party and give your child the gift of undeniable academic confidence, amazing chess friends, a self-identity as a smart kid, and a weekly dose of childhood joy that is the highlight of their week! 

This revolutionary, party-based approach to chess has had amazing success—with an all-time record of 51-0 against traditional chess programs in school vs. school play—because of our unique and unprecedented educational philosophy, “the chess party.” Our unique model has swept America because it has never been seen before: we simply invite everyone from the brand new beginner to the highly advanced chess player (ages 4 – 12) in your school to join our school chess team and we use only super-fun teaching methods such as super-fast, chess clock-slapping chess games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chesspuzzlers for candy, driving musichilarious tactics-lesson videos, and Mardi-Gras bead chess tournaments each day we practice. Sign up today! 


In 90 seconds or less, what is The Knight School?

Enjoy this 90-second video for a great introduction to The Knight School!


 Why should my child play chess?

The research suggests that chess improves and reinforces academic confidenceproactivitytest scores, and personal integrity. Plus chess provides your child with smart, funny friends that will be positive influences in their life. Many, many chess moms and chess dads have come to me and thanked me for helping their son or daughter to be ready to tackle their classrooms at school. Many of my kids use success in chess as a springboard to classroom success. So very many of my kids develop a self-identity as a "smart person," and that understanding of themselves as very smart people remains with my students all their lives. Read more here:

I’m interested! Where can I learn more?

Visit the website to learn more!


How do I join the fun?

If you would like to sign up your child, first go to Then click ENROLL->The Huntsville Area and follow the remaining prompts (5 minutes total). If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact The Knight School’s Huntsville Area City Coach, Daniel at 256-614-9068, email:

Daniel Perez | Director for North Alabama

The Knight School Chess Team | 256-614-9068

"Completing the Perfect Childhood”



We also have the opportunity to add another extracurricular program for our preschoolers:

Brain Builders STEAM Pre-school uses play to open up the world of early science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and language skills for young children. All classes are hands-on to ignite a natural curiosity of learning and foster a love of discovery and investigation.  Classes build skills such as confidence, creativity and collaboration.

Student will utilize LEGO® Education resources and a variety of building materials to grow their understanding of gears, levers, pulleys, wheels, axles, math, motion, measurement, shapes and problem-solving skills in a fun and engaging way. 

Classes are geared towards children ages 3 ½ to 6 years old and meet for 30 minutes once a week. Classes meet 4 times a month. Monthly tuition is $45 with a $25 annual registration fee.

Would you be interested in adding another program, or do you feel we have enough currently to choose from?  I would love to hear your feedback!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Author: Kelli L Wright
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 12:00pm


START/ END:  Jan 18, 2019 – May 17, 2019



COST: $265



Author: Kelli L Wright
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 2:15pm

MCDC Families and Staff:

MCDC will be closed Monday and Tuesday, since those are holidays.  In the event of a government shutdown that goes beyond that, MCDC will remain open since NASA provided utilities are funded through January and other operating costs are paid by tuitions, not federal funds.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you.


Author: Kelli L Wright
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 2:45pm

MCDC Families and Staff:

Due to the executive order given by the President to close all federal agencies on Monday December 24, 2018; MCDC will be closed as well.  I wish you the happiest and safest holiday!!

Author: Kelli L Wright