Mission

Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center (MECEC) was founded to provide local families with access to a high quality preschool program regardless of means. Founding donors were motivated by 50 years of research that demonstrated a high correlation between a quality preschool education and better outcomes across every major social, health and economic dimension as tracked over five decades in the lives of their subjects.

MECEC, our largest local early education institution, directly strengthens the vitality of our small towns. It supports our current young families while also welcoming new families who together will enrich in our diverse community and support our local economy.

For the past ten years, MECEC has proudly provided our local community with:

  • The highest quality play based curriculum.
  • A richly diverse student body reflecting the population of all of our local communities.
  • A safe and affirming learning environment which accepts and demonstrates mutual respect for every race, religion, class, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and learning styles.
  • A sliding tuition scale to enable all children to attend regardless of a families financial means.
  • An admissions process that welcomes all students on a first come first served basis.
  • A faculty that at all times have the necessary early education specific experience and training to excel in a play rich preschool classroom.
  • An Independently operated, non-denominational non profit charter school dedicated to supporting all children and families in our community equally.