Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon.
As a parent, Ashley noticed something strange. While there was no shortage of childcare options for her daughter, Ava, none of them really fit with her lifestyle.
Awkward schedules. Inconvenient hours. And ugly penalties for late pick-ups (heavy traffic? – tough luck). Frankly, most child care centers are designed for their convenience, not yours. And not hers, either. She asked herself, why does it have to be this way?
She decided to do something about it. That something is The Morningside Preschool of Performing Arts, which we call The M School. The M School offers flexible childcare designed with real families in mind.
~Need childcare for a couple of hours while you run errands? No problem.
~Have a part-time job with shifting schedules?
~Work nights? No sweat.
~Need a little escape on an evening and or on a weekend afternoon? You got it!
We’re here for you when you need us. And we’re not a burdensome expense when you don’t. Yes, really 🙂
While we’re flexible with hours, we’re unyielding when it comes to quality. Our caregivers are just that – true givers of care. By training, many have four-year degrees in childhood education or an equivalent. By temperament – which is just as important – they’re all ready to give a warm welcome, an encouraging smile, an eager invitation to learn and play for every M Kid.
Our facilities are meant to be a home-away-from-home squared, with ample opportunities for interactive learning…outdoor play…creative indoor activities…and relaxing down-time that even the most rambunctious kids need.
We are open to M Parents during the right hours - your hours.
Flex Care is the perfect solution for those who require flexibility to live their best life. It is also an excellent option for parents who:
~Work nights or unconventional hours
~Need After School Care
~Need care over holidays and/or school breaks
~Have an irregular schedule
~Stay at home but need an occasional "day off"
Flex Care can also be used during our summer program – if you are only looking for occasional summer care, it is a great way to keep your kids active, safe, learning, and having fun.
You’re very particular about who you trust with your most precious gifts, your children. We’re very picky as well. For starters, every caregiver must have a four-year degree in early childhood education or the equivalent. Then we screen for attitude, attitude, attitude. Because every M child deserves heart-felt warmth, encouragement and care.
When you drop-off your kids, you drop them into an engaging world of fun, learning, play, movement and more. Take a look at our schedule, we have it all: outdoor play, indoor toys, story times, learning centers, free choice time, plus nutritious snacks and meals. Quiet time is important, too. If you’re picking up your children in the evening, rest assured your children have transitioned to rest as well.
The basics are downright simple. You register to become an M Parent and complete the enrollment packet. Then you pick the hours you want, when you want them (with a one-hour minimum) and make your reservation 24 hours in advance. You pay by the hour, daily, weekly or monthly. (Pssst: We offer a neat discount when you are a part of a full-time program). We use Paypal to ensure convenience and safety.
The M School offers flexible child care services to fit individual family needs, and the best part is that you only pay for what you need. We also offer drop-in care for infants and children 18 months to 5 years of age. Our drop-in services are available 24/7, with 24-hour reservation. We will include your children in all activities, even if you drop them in for just a short time. Once registered, your child is an M Kid and is part of the village. No worries.