The Mind Development Center is a program within the Wentzville School District. Our focus on education is to provide all children with an opportunity to grow and learn through active exploration and mindfulness-based approaches. We believe children learn best through engaging, interactive experiences with teachers and peers, at a level and pace that is unique and appropriate for a student. It is our hope this website will provide you with the necessary information you may need to further understand our alternative approach to education.
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On May 10th, TMDC invited friends and family to come see what our students have been up to this year. Students showed off by building structures with various building materials, planting flowers, exploring sensory play, and showing their families their favorite places at school. A slideshow video played highlighting some of our favorite movements from the year, check it out below!
What is The Mind Development Center?
The Mind Development Center is an program within the Wentzville School District which provides individualized instruction to school aged children. Our students' needs are highly variable and are addressed from an integrated, whole child perspective. Our program uses this whole child approach to education, continually assessing student’s development to ensure their education journey is preparing them for 'quality of life' success. This means that in addition to targeting academics, our multidisciplinary staff of teachers, therapists, and instructional assistants work together to help children reach their potential.The Mind Development Center serves children 12 months of the year. Students enrolled at The Mind Development Center may qualify for additional summer programming individually, as an extension of their year-round programming. Student's typically start our program with a low student/staff ratio and transition toward larger group engagements as they are ready. Our staff includes teachers certified in regular education and special education, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, instructional assistants, and nurses. By collaborating on each student, we are able to implement strategies to help students grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, communicatively, and physically. Each student has a team of educators and therapists to address specific cognitive, emotional, and social developmental milestones. The program emphasizes positive relationships as the core purpose for motivated learning. Students learn how to improve their executive functioning skills, self-regulation abilities, and how to efficiently process information in both social and emotional engagements.