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Our Program

preschool students and teacher with miniature pony

The primary curriculum used in our PreK4 and PreK3 classrooms is the researched-based, hiqh-quality FrogStreet. Our toddlers also use the formal FrogStreet curriculum and other activities developed from Learn Every Day curriculum from Kaplan.

We use MDE early learning standards and guidelines in our classrooms. Teachers/Early Childhood Professionals are required to post their lesson plans weekly.

We regularly assess our classrooms, program, teachers, and children to make sure we are meeting the needs and providing a high quality program.

We also believe that in order to educate, we must take care of the whole child. Our program utilizes Conscious Discipline to guide our behavior and relationships within the classroom.

Our program uses the resources provided by our campus community. Our relationship with MUW allows our children access to visual arts, musical performances, cultural exhibits, and other activities on campus. We also rely on the talent of our MUW student body. Some come through the center as volunteers and others as part of their courses in education, health and kinesiology, art, and other fields.

All of our children are screened and referred as needed to on-campus services, early intervention, or our local school districts. Our children have the resources of campus special services, such as music therapy and speech, language, and hearing services. CPDC firmly believes that all children and families deserve the right to learn and grow in a nurturing environment.

MUW CPDC is a non-profit program. We have an Amazon wish list,and we encourage MUW students, local businesses, churches and youth organizations to think of the CPDC for volunteer opportunities, work days, or philanthropic opportunities.


preschool students eating a snack


CPDC accepts children who have turned 1-year-old until they transition to kindergarten.  We maintain four classrooms with a maximum of 47 students:

Our classroom ratios:
Caterpillars/PreK1 (Young Toddlers) – Maximum 8 children
Butterflies/PreK2 (Older Toddlers) - Maximum 9 children
Busy Bees/PreK 3 (Young Preschool) – Maximum 12-14 children
Wise Old Owls/PreK 4 (Older Preschool) – Maximum 14-16 children

Child & Parent Development Center

Child & Parent Development Center

Penny Sansing Mansell

Phone: (662) 329-7196
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