About Us

Philosophy

The educational philosophy of Mayfield Preschool is based on a developmental approach to education. Programming is planned to meet each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical needs as the child passes through predictable and sequential stages of development.

Child-directed, teacher-supported exploration and learning experiences are designed so that the children can construct knowledge at their own developmental level and pace. This constructivist model allows children to become active participants in the learning process. Trust, social interaction, and play are seen as the foundations on which children develop problem-solving skills, language, and self-esteem.

Integrated programming allows all typically developing children and children with special needs to gain a broader perspective of the real world. Children engage in a variety of opportunities and experiences as they interact with peers in the environment.

Families are considered an integral part of the learning experience. They are encouraged to be active participants in their child’s educational program.

Our Program

The Mayfield Preschool program is a licensed, non-categorical preschool for special needs students. Our license is issued by the State of Ohio Department of Education. Classes consist of children whose ages range from three to five years. These classes include children with special needs and typical peer role models. The main focus of our program is language development, speech, and social interaction.

We have one preschool classroom specifically designed for students with hearing impairments. We accept students from other districts only for enrollment in our Hearing Impaired Program. All other students must live within the Mayfield City Schools District. We have 4 other half day classes and 2 full day classes which serve students living in the Mayfield City Schools District. We have 4-6 typical peer role models in each classroom. Students are served cross-categorically for the most part. We also have one classroom for students needing intensive services for an Autism Spectrum Disorder being served together in a more highly specialized and intensive classroom. Audiological, OT, PT, and SLP services are available to all students who demonstrate need. Itinerant services for all therapies and itinerant teacher services are also available for those students who can be successfully served in a less restrictive setting.

 
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