Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are located in Brentwood, TN, close to the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Hillsboro Road.
Are you currently enrolling?
Although our school year starts the beginning of August, we have a rolling enrollment, which means we accept applications throughout the year. While most classes that are full, we do have space in a few of our classes at the moment!
What are your hours?
We are open 7am-6pm Monday - Friday. The hours between 7am-9am are flex hours and are open for all enrolled families to use as needed. Our school day officially starts at 9am and lasts until 3pm. We offer late care from 3pm-6pm.
Do you have part time enrollment?
We do offer part time enrollment with 2 and 3 day options available.
What ages do you serve?
We have children ranging from 6 weeks to 6 years old.
Is there a registration fee?
Yes, we have a $100 non-refundable registration fee.
What are the tuition rates?
Is there a discount for having more than one child enrolled?
Yes, each additional child receives a $50 monthly discount off of the tuition rate.
What holidays are you closed during the year?
How long have you been in business?
We opened in 2010 with 23 children. We now have 85 children enrolled and continue to grow.
What does it mean to be a Jewish Preschool?
Each month, we have a theme based on Jewish values such as ‘Creating Peace’ or ‘Protecting the Environment’. These themes are incorporated into the classroom and our Judaic Learning Specialist creates fun and interactive opportunities based on the annual calendar of Jewish holidays and the weekly celebration of Shabbat.
What other curriculum do you have?
We employ a project based learning model where children work together to solve a problem or create a finished work. During the process, they take time to record what they’ve learned through pictures, photographs, charts and graphs. They display them in the room and use them to review and further learning. We utilize the TN-ELDS developmental standards to create each month’s learning goals for each classroom based on age and development.
Do you have to be Jewish to attend MCA?
Absolutely not, we welcome all faiths. In fact, our enrollment tends to be around 50% Jewish and 50% non-Jewish children.
What is your school certification?
We are certified through DHS, Department of Human Services, with a 3-Star Accreditation.
My child has severe allergies. How do you deal with that?
We are a nut sensitive school and aim to be nut free – nothing is served that has nuts or may contain nuts. We have allergy listings in every classroom with children and their allergy triggers clearly marked. Our staff has been fully trained in emergency procedures and EpiPen administration. We ask families that have children with food allergies to provide all snack items to be safe.
What are your staff’s qualifications?
Most of our teachers hold bachelor’s degrees or even masters degrees, ranging from Early Childhood Education and Special Education to Music and Art. All are required to have a minimum of a high school diploma and extensive experience with children.
Is anyone emergency certified?
All of our staff completes a 6 hour emergency and CPR training every 2 years.
Have other questions not covered here?
Email our director, Theresa LePore, at firstname.lastname@example.org for the answer; and thanks for visiting our site!