Mini Mandell, a program for children ages 18 - 24 months, offers a gentle introduction to school. During the fall months, children explore the wonders of the classroom with their grownup close by, in this non separation portion of the year. Then, in January, after the children are fully acclimated to school and have bonded with their teachers, Mini Mandell becomes a separation program. Through use of art and playtime, music and movement, science and storytime, we build on a child’s natural sense of curiosity to enrich their emotional, physical and intellectual development. By providing a nurturing, well-rounded, experiential environment, your child will develop independence and expand their social skills as they make new friends.