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Catherine Morrill Day Nursery

96 Danforth Street
Portland, ME 04101

(207) 874-1115


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At CMDN, we believe that all children are entitled to an accessible, affordable, high quality care and early education program that is child-centered and based on their interests. The Nursery is dedicated to the child's social and emotional well-being as the foundation for healthy development. We encourage children to be active and creative learners and to develop skills at their own pace in ways that are best for them. The Nursery embraces the uniqueness of each child and strives to work together with the family to enhance the total development of the child within the context of their community.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"6:30-8:30am Arrival
8:30-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-9:15am Group Time
9:15-10:50am Choice Time
10:50-11:00am Clean-up Time
11:00-12:00pm Outdoor Play
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:00pm Story Time
1:00-2:00pm Rest
2:30-3:30pm Snack
4:00-5:00pm Outdoor Play
5:00-5:30pm Going Home
Excerpted from the preschool's website