About Montrose

The Montrose Early Childhood Center opened its doors in November of 2015 after an extensive remodel of a former elementary school in the district.  The nearly fourteen month long renovation brought a very old building , built in 1928, back to its former glory with many new features to accommodate the preschool age child.  While the district has provided preschool services to the community for nearly 30 years, the classes were scattered throughout the two towns and focused mainly on the needs of children with special needs.  The opening of The MECC, gave the district the opportunity to broaden the scope of services and include children from across the community in a setting with a strong play based curriculum which can meet the needs of a wide variety of learners.  


In designing this school, much thought was given to meeting the needs of the preschool learner.  A nationally recognized, state approved curriculum was adopted called “Tools of the Mind”.  The central focus of this curriculum is the development of both cognitive and social-emotional self-regulation at the same time that academic skills are taught.  For more detailed information we suggest you access the website at www.toolsofthemind.org.