Tot Programs

Hands On, Engaging Learning

for our youngest students!

Our Tot programs for children ages 2 to 3,  introduce the HighScope curriculum to our youngest members!  These programs celebrate being a toddler and set the stage for a lifetime of exploring, independence, and learning in our safe and dynamic classroom setting. The philosophies of our Tot programs are the same as our multiage classes, we’re hands on and not afraid to explore and get messy! Using the High Scope approach, children are involved in active, participatory learning experiences each week during their time at MCP.  Through engaging hands-on activities and play,  children are guided by teachers to interact with other students, learn self-help skills along with many other skills to build independence in a classroom setting. 

At the Milford Cooperative Preschool we place emphasis on teaching our students the value of being a part of the MCP community, as well as enriching and supporting the community that has supported us since 1949! As a Tot Programs student, you are not required to fundraise or attend membership meetings; however, your child has access to all of the hands on, real life experiences sponsored by our cooperative families and the community!   

Set your child up for an easy transition to our multiage preschool program!

Parent/Tot Program

for ages 2 to 3

Engage in a classroom setting and make new friends together! This program is for our youngest students, ages 2 to 3 years old. Students, along with parents (or caregivers) will explore the classroom full of hands-on learning toys and equipment including sand table, workbench and reading corner. Students and parents enjoy socialization, and interaction with other 2 years olds and their parents!

Our Parent/Tot program runs weekly. Each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes long and includes several focused activities and/or projects which provide students a wonderful introduction to the HighScope curriculum. Activities are geared for the younger student’s developmental level and also include circle time including songs, finger plays and stories, and (weather permitting) outside time. 

Independent Tot Program

for ages 2.5 to 3

Let your child’s first independent school experience be one that they enjoy! Drop them off for 90 minutes of independent, self driven experiences in a classroom geared towards their developmental needs!

This program, for ages 2.5 and older, offers a full independent first classroom experience. It runs weekly and each session includes several focused activities and/or projects themed around one of the six HighScope Key experiences, circle time including songs, finger plays and stories, and (weather permitting) outside time. 

learning from and giving back to the community

Learning from and Giving Back to the Community

Our cooperative format, community presence since 1949 and location in downtown Milford offer us many opportunities for unique, real life learning experiences that cannot be duplicated in another school setting. Fully immersed in the Milford community, students learn the importance of building a community, enriching the community, and giving back to the community, by example.  As a member of the Tots Programs, you are invited to participate in many of the experiences we offer!

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