Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:15am

Our Kick Off Parade was a success!!  Even with the chilly temperatures.  We let the infants and Creepers stay inside and cheer us on.  Thank you to those that we able to come and join the fun!  I look forward to seeing all of the creative art that the children create today!

Thank you for allowing us to celebrate your children!!

Below is the list of events for the rest of the week:

Week of the Young Child April 16th-20th

Monday: Kick Off Parade and Creative Art Day

We will begin the week off on Monday with a parade at 9:30am in front of the building.  We will circle the front parking lot twice.  Parents are more than welcome to join!  Please park next door at the medical center.  We will have the front parking lot closed off.

We will also spend the day on Monday doing lots of creative art!  If you have any art mediums you would like to donate, or an art project that you would like to do with the children, we would love to have you participate!

Tuesday: Read Aloud Day and Dress as your favorite book character

Bring in your favorite book to share and dress as your favorite book character!  We will be reading rock stars on Tuesday. We would love for you to sign up for a time to come read to your child’s class or send in a recording of yourself reading a book!

Wednesday: Field Day and Picnic Lunch

Wear your athletic gear and lather up with sunscreen!  We will be outside all day!!  We would love to have donations of balls, bubbles, chalk, etc… 

We will be having a picnic lunch at 11:00am on the playgrounds.  If your schedule allows, we would love for you to join us!  Bring a lunch, a blanket or chair and relax!  Please send in a packed lunch and drink with your child on Wednesday. (this excludes the creepers and infants) Remember NO NUTS!! 

Thursday: Trike-A-Thon and Music Day

Our annual Trike-A-Thon is to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Our goal this year is to raise $3000!!  You will find a pledge sheet in your child’s folder or cubby.  The pledge sheets need to be turned in by Friday April 13th.  If we meet our goal of $3000, Mrs. Kelli will get a pie in the face!!  The child raising the most money will earn the privilege to be the pie thrower!

The preschool children will bring in a riding toy (tricycle, bike, but nothing electric) and they will ride around the front parking lot.  Please make arrangements to have your children dropped off and the parking lot clear by 8:45am that morning.  If you join us for the Trike-A-Thon, you will need to park next door at the medical center.  Preschool C will ride from 9:00am-9:30am, Preschool B will ride from 9:45am-10:15am and Preschool A will ride from 10:30am-11:00am.  The younger children may bring in a riding toy to play with on the playground on Thursday.  You can take this riding toy directly to your child’s playground on Thursday when you drop off.  The preschoolers will park their tricycles or bikes in the front of the center by their classroom label.

Music will be in the air all day on Thursday!  If you have different types of music that you could share, we would love to introduce the children to as many different genres of music as possible.  We would also love to showcase any of our parent’s talents.  If you play a musical instrument or sing, please coordinate a time with your child’s classroom to stop by and share your talent!

Friday: Science Day and Ice Cream Social       

We will end the week with a bang!  We would love for you to conduct a science experiment with your child’s class on Friday.  We will be conducting science experiments as well.  If you have any ideas for us, please let your child’s teacher know!

We would like to invite you to an Ice Cream Social at your child’s snack time.  MCDC will provide the ice cream and we will have a sign up for toppings.

We appreciate all of the support and participation this week of celebrating our most precious ones!!


Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:00pm

MCDC Parents,

I am so pumped about our Usborne Books and More Book Fair this week!  Kate Pokemire will be here on Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th in our library.  She will have a great selection of books to choose from.  You may stop by at any time!  If you are unable to make it to the book fair, or can’t find exactly what you are looking for, you can also shop online at  Don’t forget to click “ship with organization” to avoid shipping costs.  You may also send in money with your child, and we will take them shopping for you!  Just hand in to your teacher or someone in the front office.

Our teachers LOVE Usborne Books and More.  There will be wish lists posted of books the teachers would like for their classrooms.  You can purchase a book for your child’s classroom if you would like.  Also, every purchase goes towards FREE books for our center.  Hope to see you there!

(side note: I am an Usborne Books and More Independent Consultant.  The MCDC book fair does not benefit me personally or financially in any way)

Our center wide Workday is THIS SATURDAY!!  Join us anytime between 8am and 12pm to help brighten up the place!  We have lots of projects and cleaning that need to be done.  If you are able to attend or can complete a project one day before or after work, please sign up below.



Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:15pm

Due to the closing of Marshall Space Flight Center, MCDC will be closing today at 1:30pm.  Please make arrangements to have your children picked up and out of the building by 1:30pm.  Thank you!

Marshall Space Flight Center will close at 1 p.m. today, Monday, March 19, due to anticipated severe weather. The early dismissal will allow time for Marshall team members to commute safely. Please travel with caution and continue to be mindful of conditions affecting your commuting areaFor the Marshall civil service workforce, the unscheduled/liberal leave policy was put into effect at 11 a.m. this morning. The unscheduled telework policy is not in effect, and employees should follow their usual procedures for requesting authorization to telework from their immediate supervisor.

As always, all team members are responsible for notifying their supervisor of their status. Supervisors are responsible for knowing the status of their employees who decide to request to telework or take leave. Contract personnel should check with their respective program managers.

Team members are reminded to actively monitor email, Nixle text messages, local news, the Marshall Facebook and Twitter accounts or call 256-544-HELP for the latest updates from Marshall officials of any change to the center's operating status.




Author: Kelli L Wright
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:00pm

MCDC Parents:

Next Thursday March 22nd, is our Annual Egg Hunt!  We will be hiding eggs on the playgrounds for the Creeper, Toddler, Explorer and Preschool Classrooms.

Creepers, Toddlers and Explorers will hunt for eggs at 9:30am and Preschool will hunt for eggs at 10:00am.

We will be taking donations to help with the egg hunt.  You may bring in plastic eggs, candy, or pre-filled eggs.  We are a peanut-free facility, so please make sure nothing you bring in has peanuts in it or is processed in a facility that processes nuts. 

Some great items are stickers, tootsie rolls, starburst, chewy lemon heads, small laffy taffy or small airheads.  Anything that will fit inside a standard Easter egg.  (The smarties candies are too big) 

Any donations can be dropped off in the front offices by Wednesday March 21st.

Thank you so much for your help in making this event a fun one!


Author: Kelli L Wright
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 3:00pm

MCDC Parents,

Join us tomorrow morning from 7:30am-8:30am in the front lobby to meet our volunteer Board of Directors! This is a great opportunity to ask any questions or give any suggestions; especially if you are considering running for a position on our Board of Directors or are new to our center.  See you in the morning!

Our current Board of Directors are:

President: Brian Mulac

Vice-President: Rachel Paden

Registrar: Yvonne Villegas-Aguilera

Treasurer: John Peugeot

Secretary: Stefanie Justice

Member at Large: Audrey Lambert

Member at Large: Victoria Garcia


Up for re-election this term are:

President; 2 year term, must be a Marshall Civil Servant

Secretary; 2 year term

Registrar; 2 year term; must be a Marshall Civil Servant

Member at Large; 1  year term

Member at Large; 1 year term

Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:45am

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for The Big Green Bus Field Day on Friday.  This is for 2 year olds and up.  Cost is $7.00.  Permission forms and payment can be turned into the front office.

Author: Kelli L Wright
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:45pm

Don’t forget to sign up by Wednesday February 14th  for the Field Day with the Big Green Bus!  This is for children ages 2 and up.  Cost is $7.00.  Form and payment can be turned in to the front office.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Author: Kelli L Wright
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:15am

NASA MCDC Class Portraits on Thurs. Jan 25th!

We adore the students and staff at MCDC and cannot wait to see y'all for class portraits on Thurs. Jan 25th!  We'll do our best to get everyone looking great!  Order your child's class portrait before Thurs. Jan 25th. and save $5 per portrait!  

  • Class Portraits are PRE-SELL for $10!
  • No forms will be distributed... ALL orders will be placed on-line. 
  • Orders placed after Thurs. Jan 25th will be $15 each AND will require home shipping of $10... that's $25 for a single class portrait if ordered late!  
  • Please order by Thurs. Jan 25.  to avoid the late shipping and handling fee.

Click Here to Order Class Portraits


Warmest Regards,


We believe each child is beautiful with a unique spirit!  We want to create a beautiful authentic  portrait for families to cherish forever!

Melissa Tash

Author: Kelli L Wright
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:00pm

MCDC Parents and Staff:

Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to have ready to prepare meals on hand while we were stuck at home?  I wish I had been prepared!

Join us on the 31st and you can prep 10-20 meals to have on hand in your freezer!  Wildtree now has meals that comply with Weight Watchers, Keto, Whole 30, Paleo……

There is also an option to have Wildtree shop for your groceries!  It could not be any easier to save on your grocery bill and feed your family healthy meals!

Even if you cannot join us for the meal prep, consider ordering a kit and you can do everything at home.  Wildtree will send you all the instructions and our Wildtree representative, Janet Agee, is always available to answer any questions.

Remember, all purchases benefit MCDC!  We have really enjoyed the products we have used so far and feel so good about offering a healthier option to your children.

Just click the link below to get started.  Sign up by Monday January 22nd!




Author: Kelli L Wright
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:45am

MCDC Parents and Staff:

We have another Wildtree Event scheduled for January 31st!  Lots of new options!!  Please see link below and let me know if you have any questions.  All purchases benefit MCDC!  We will use our earnings to buy products to use in our kitchen!

Author: Kelli L Wright