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PHONE: (949) 854-7030

5001 Newport Coast Drive

Irvine, CA 92603

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Posted April 29, 2014

I had a very good experience with this school. I did not attend their church and I was impressed by how loving and welcoming they were. I also appreciated that they took credit cards and I was earning cash back on all that tuition. I also thought that the tuition was good for the program. It was one of the lower prices in the area. My daughter loved it. She did well academically in kindergarten, 1st and now in 2nd. She was not ahead like my son who went to an academic preschool but she is more motivated, happier and independent. I have friends who did not send younger siblings after feeling like the Mariners program was not demanding enough, but I think they are misguided. All the serious studies of education state that academic preschool is harmful to students and the free play that Mariners allows is the best. Also, my daughter has developed such a deep faith and appreciation for religion that my son never developed going to a secular preschool.
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Posted May 14, 2012

Terrible parent communication. Sub-par learning experience. No focus on letters and numbers School director doesn't care when problems are communicated. Very frustrated and can't wait to transfer child at end of year. Very disappointed. Price is high for schooling experience.
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Posted October 19, 2011

My 2 year old son has been attending MCP since he was 4 months old, and I've never regretted our decision for him to attend here. So much that I enrolled his little brother at 4 months too! Both children thrive at this place! As a working mom, I was worried about the amount of attention and love my kids would get in group care. Fear no more, because the children at MCP are genuinely loved by the teachers and staff! Not to mention the great social skills the children are developing! Teachers helped work through feeding challenges with my infant, and give good suggestions with whatever developmental stage my sons are in. The new Director is very warm, approachable and a great leader. She has made some incredible positive changes to the curriculum and overall feel at the school. Parents are welcomed in an entirely new way and they are encouraged to be involved to the level they can be. I can't say enough positive about the school, its teachers, leadership and staff. I plan to keep our boys there until Kindergarten.
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Posted October 4, 2011

My 2 year old daughter has been attending MCP for a few months now, and I was really nervous about her attending because she has always been home with us. I have to say, i am LOVING this school, and so is my daughter. She asks me nearly every day if she can go to school, and talks all weekend about her friends and her teachers. And she is learning SO much. My husband and I have noticed a huge change in her vocabulary, counting, social skills, etc., and I am so impressed with what she has so clearly learned from being at MCP. Her teachers genuinely care about her, and are so welcoming to me and my husband when we drop off/pick up my daughter. Overall, an excellent experience and I plan on keeping my daugther there until Kindergarten!
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