Mornings at Memorial

Available September – May
Monday – Friday, 9 to Noon
For ages 18 months to age 5

Dear MAM Families,

It has been decided per recommendations from the CDC and following the protocol of the GPPS, that Mornings at Memorial will be closed at least until April 13th. At that time, we will re-evaluate the situation and again refer to the recommendations of the CDC as to whether or not we will re-open on April 14th. Be assured that every toy, book, surface in our classrooms and playroom have been cleaned and sanitized.

Information will be forth coming regarding instituting credits to families for the weeks we are closed.

We will so miss all of our little ones, but want to do what is absolutely best for the safety and health of you and your families. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Marie Calcaterra, Director of Mornings at Memorial


Our early childhood care center provides a safe, healthy, and fun atmosphere for your child, while you are away. Your child will play and grow in the company of friends in a loving, Christian setting.

Someone once wisely said that childhood should be a journey, not a race. We keep that philosophy in mind as we plan for enriching experiences that will help your child to develop skills as they play. We want the children to become comfortable, confident, and competent through exploration and fun. Learning to separate from their primary caregiver, to socialize with peers and their teachers, and to problem solve are some of the things we focus on with the children.

We realize that your child is a treasure and that a happy, healthy parent is the best gift a child can receive. We invite you to have a little time away to take of things while your child learns and grows at Mornings at Memorial.


The Mornings at Memorial Staff

Class Offerings for 2020-2021


Busy Bees – ages 18 months to 29 months

This class offers your child their first introduction to being away from their primary caregivers. Throughout their morning an offering of various crafts, stories and play are encouraged. Children learn to make prayer hands and thank God for their daily snack and their families. Each child has the opportunity to develop fine and gross motor skills. Learning to separate from their caregiver and share and play with others their age are important developmental steps.

Curious Caterpillars – ages 30 months to 41 months

The children in this classroom are busy all morning! Through play, these children are learning to cooperate, share, develop language skills, make friends and learn to interact in a group. The opportunity to develop skills in all areas of learning are presented to them daily in a fun and innovative way. Potty training and self-care skills are also encouraged. Children participate in crafts, story time, letter of the week projects, prayer, and more.

Eager Explorers – ages 42 months to 5 years old

This classroom offers a more structured atmosphere. These children are either already in another preschool or getting ready to attend one. In this class, the children are guided to various hands-on activities that lead to more academic learning, such as letter and number recognition, weather, days of the week/month. They also practice proper pencil grip, scissor use, name recognition/printing and so much more each day, in a Christian setting, as they begin their journey of lifelong learning.


Parents register, pay a fee, and sign their child(ren) up for 1 to 3 mornings a week. For more information, contact the Mornings at Memorial Director, Marie Calcaterra by emailing her or calling (313) 882 5330.

Download the Mornings at Memorial Registration form HERE