a school for young children




Holiday Closures (11 per year)

New Year's Day

Washington's Birthday

Patriot's Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving Day and

   the Friday after Thanksgiving

Christmas Day and

  the day before Christmas if it falls on a Friday or Saturday   OR

  the day after Christmas if is falls any other day

Fun Days

Pajama Day

Once each month during winter featuring special snacks, movies, bounce house and more.

mid-June, weather dependent, POOL OPENS

Sometime after Labor Day, Pool Closes

(weather dependent)

The Friday before the Friday before July 4th, Pre-K Graduation

Weekly Menu


Italian Meatballs with Steamed Green Beans


Pasta with Chicken and Veggies


Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwiches 

with Fresh Fruit and Veggie Tray


Pizza Bagels with Broccoli


Chicken Nuggets with Carrots

For all children without food restrictions, Moppets provides breakfast, lunch and two snacks daily. Snacks are offered at 10 AM and 2:30 PM. For children with food restrictions, Moppets has the ability to store, freeze, and/or heat to serve foods brought from home. Moppets cannot provide special meals or diets. Of course you are welcome to bring in afternoon snacks for children needing one later in the day. Our foods while not containing peanut oils, may be made in a factory line that uses peanut oil for other items and should be considered when reviewing our menu.

Enrollment 2020-2021 School Year



Developmental History & Background Info (pdf)


IHCP EEC (pdf)


2020-2021 Enrollment Forms (pdf)



Moppets curriculum is designed to work in a building block format, using prior knowledge to learn further.  Our philosophy is children learn best by doing. Our theme-based curriculum incorporates seven learning content areas that support and gently extend the children's learning environment, ensuring children grow in all areas of development.  Learning is not just repeating what someone says, it requires active thinking and experimenting through hands-on play. At Moppets, children will create social relationships, work on physical development, language and literacy, science and math, art and creative expression as well as social studies.  Beginning September 2018, ASL (American Sign Language) will be part of our curriculum in all age groups.

As children grow they gain knowledge of the world around them, teachers share the joy of learning by actively participating in child-initiated activities and play.  Teachers create a learning environment that is clean, organized and easily navigated to promote creativity and independence.  The curriculum, through teacher observation, is manipulated to suit the individual development of the class.

Our infant program is more than just daycare. Infants are cared for by knowledgeable, warm and loving caregivers. Every infant receives individual attention and personalized care to meet their needs. Infants develop literacy and language skills through story time and ASL sign language. They create works of art using handprints and footprints.  Infants work on their every expanding motor skills and play with their peers. A daily sheet is sent home each night that will show parents when a child ate, drank and diapered throughout the day. 

Our toddler program is fun and always on the move. Toddlers seem to have a never-ending amount of energy that we have them expel through the use of age-appropriate toys and a fun themed based curriculum. Our toddlers are encouraged to use their words and are always growing their ever-expanding vocabulary through the use of ASL, story time, photo cards and questions. Toddlers have daily creative time that can include arts and crafts, dancing or music depending on the day. We create learning experience through play in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Our Pre-School program is themed based. Themes are designed to be engaging, educational, challenging and fun! Teachers work on fine motor skills, and children learn to trace and write their names and the alphabet. Students have daily language and literacy time, daily ASL and learn to work and play with their peers. Pre-School children develop their phonemic awareness and learn how to match letters with sounds.  Pre-School students have daily creative expression time which can range from art, music or dance. Students have a science or math topic every day which can include activities such as number recognition, counting, weather, patterns or shapes. 

The students in our pre-k program garner the necessary skills for kindergarten readiness.   Pre-K students spend time each day working on language arts skills including phonics, word families, letter recognition and weekly sight words. Students develop their math skills by counting by 1, 2, 5, 10's and by learning the concept of addition and subtraction using manipulatives.  All Pre-K students have daily science, ASL, art, and playtime. Students are learning skills they will need to navigate a daily kindergarten routine.  Many of our Pre-K graduates leave Moppets reading, performing simple addition and subtraction, writing and, well on their way to success in school.

Fees and Services (August 27, 2019-August 26, 2020)


Infant Services (1-15 months)

3 Days $320

4 Days $408

5 Days $424

Beginning with foods like Cheerios and yogurt, the center provides meals and snacks as well as diapers and wipes for children without restrictions.

Toddlers & Toddler/Preschool Mixed Group

3 Days $297

4 Days $392

5 Days $407

These fees include meals, snacks, diapers & wipes for children without restrictions.

Preschool Pre-K (33 months to Kindergarten)

3 Days $242

4 Days $307

5 Days $312

Children in our Preschool and Pre-K Groups must be fully potty-trained.  We do offer the same preschool curriculum in our Toddler/Preschool Mixed Group for those who are not.  These fees include meals and snacks for children without restrictions

Parents may choose to pay fees either weekly or monthly.  This choice may be changed each August to be effective for the school year and summer to follow. 

Weekly fees are due each Thursday for the following week of care.  Monthly payments are due by 6PM on the 27th of each month (or the Friday before if Saturday or Sunday) for the following month.  All fees are prepaid.  

For families with more than one child enrolled in the center full-time, we offer 3% family discount.  

Additional fees may apply:

Early drop off before 7AM or Late Pick up after 6PM:  $8 per minute per child

Late Payment fee (charged weekly for all unpaid balances each Friday morning at 6AM):  $36.40/late payment per week

Additional Hourly Rate for any child at the center more than 10 hours:  $12 per hour per child

Things you should know...

Past feedback has made us aware of several areas some people find concerning.  Below is a list of things that may be objectionable.  

Our parking lot is extremely tight and waiting for parking is a regular event.

We celebrate holidays.  Santa comes at Christmas; Halloween is for costumes.  And many, many more.

We are not peanut free.  While we do not serve peanut butter, we offer foods which may have been manufactured in a facility with nuts or other allergens.

We have animals in the center.  Our rabbits, Poppy and Rox, make great pets but they do have hair and dander. 

We have an in-ground pool.  For everyone who is potty trained, we swim all summer long.

Children play outside all winter long.  Minimum temperatures are 32ºf for Preschool/Pre-K, 40ºf for Toddlers and 50ºf for Older Infants.  Please bring snow boots and gear for children who are 15 months and older.

We do not allow pull-ups in the center.  We find they slow down the potty training process. 

Unfortunately, we do not accept vouchers from CCR&R.