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.