Mandell Cubs, 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 grown-up 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, Mandell Cubs 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.