Our Philosophy

 

 

We consider the following

to be of great importance:

 

  • Respect for the individual, no matter how young; the individual's right to develop creatively in the provided environment
  • Art, Music, Literature and Science: they are integral to the life and growth of the young child; they cannot be separated from the development of the preschool and elementary school child
  • A thorough understanding of child development and growth, for it is only in fully appreciating the stages of human growth that a program can be adapted to young children
  • A creative and colorful environment for the child, utilizing a multi-sensory approach which stimulates perception through active involvement
  • A structured learning environment so that sensory activity can be of utmost importance: only through the use of the senses can effective learning take place
  • Early learning through play, basing the curriculum on natural experiences that are familiar to the child; the known experiences of the child leading to that which is unknown, thus introducing new concepts
  • The value of positive reinforcement in fostering self assurance, thus encouraging the children to try new things. 

 

 

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Mercy Center of the Arts

We have relocated!

1531 East Grandview Blvd
Erie, PA 16510


Phone: 814-824-2519

Hours: M-W-F, 8:30-12:00

 

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What's Happening

We are loving our new classrooms at Mount Carmel. The rooms are spacious and lovely, and we are enjoying the outdoor courtyard area. The children's assessment: "it still feels like Mercy Center of the Arts".  What better endorsement could there be? Thank you to Mount Carmel Parish for your warm welcome.

Music Together Classes

Music Together classes

are currently cancelled

due to the pandemic. We are hopeful for a masked, outdoor class this summer.

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