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PROGRAMS

Through a combination of teacher lead activities and free choice play, Mayfair prepares students academically, socially, and emotionally for the transition to kindergarten. At Mayfair parents work closely with the teacher to form a supportive community dedicated to the education and growth of the children.

Programs

PARENT & TOT PROGRAM

Mayfair’s gentle introduction to preschool gives parents the chance to see the world of learning through the eyes of a toddler.
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
*Must be 22 months by Sept. 1






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THREE’S PROGRAM

In addition to introducing early pre-reading, pre-writing, pre-math skills and concepts, this class acclimates children to the classroom setting, develops critical listening skills, encourages following directions, and teaches children that learning is fun!
Tues / Thurs, 9:30 - 11:55 AM
*3 years old by Sept. 1st – Age exemptions may apply


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FOUR’S PROGRAM

This class prepares children for kindergarten by building on the pre-reading, pre-writing, and pre-math skills introduced in the 3’s class and continuing to foster social and emotional development through a combination of teacher lead and free choice activities.
Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:30 - 11:55 AM
OR Mon/Thurs/Fri, 1:00 - 3:30PM
*4 years old by Sept. 1st – Age exemptions may apply

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FOUR’S EXTENDED

The extended day class transitions children to a more structured learning environment and helps children acclimate to a longer school day as it supports the continued academic, social, and emotional development of the pre-kindergarten set.
Mon / Wed 12:00 - 2:30 PM
* 4 years old by Sept. 1st – Age exemptions may apply


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Curriculum

Mayfair utilizes a play based curriculum that combines dynamic teacher lead circle time  activities with plenty of station based free choice time.  Circle time is divided into instructional circle time and movement circle time.  During instructional circle time, children learn through a variety of fun songs, stories, rhymes, calendar, and alphabet games. They practice turn taking, as well as speaking and listening skills.  Movement circle time provides high energy instruction through song, dance, music and motion.  A variety of activities incorporating shakers, rainbow ribbons, parachute play,  and other intriguing objects get the children up and moving and learning to the beat!

 

In addition to circle time activities, children learn through exploratory play during free choice time.  Each class incorporates a minimum of 45 minutes of indoor free choice time.  During this free choice time, students circulate freely about the room and work in the areas of their choice.  Free choice time consists of 12+ stations each day.  These stations facilitate academic, social, and emotional growth in a variety of ways.  The class ends each day with gross motor free choice time on our outdoor playground equipment.  During inclement weather, the class utilizes our indoor gross motor equipment.

Stations

ART STATION

 

Experiences with paper, crayons, markers, paint, scissors, glue and other art materials promote creative expression and fine motor development, as well as pre-writing skills.

BLOCK STATION

 

Blocks and construction materials provide many learning experiences, particularly in math and physics. Children measure, practice problem solving skills, estimate, add, subtract and create. They learn the principles of balance and spatial relationships. Large and small blocks are available, as well as other building materials and props to aid dramatic play.

DISCOVERY / SCIENCE STATION

 

Discovery and problem solving will be enhanced as the children experiment with magnets, rocks, magnifying glasses, prisms, scales, etc. The items on display are consistently rotated in support of the learning associated with each daily theme.

READING STATION

 

Books supply the most valuable experience for future reading and writing skills. A variety of books will be available for the children in our reading area. We also provide a “print-rich” environment for the children, modeling a variety of ways writing is used daily.

DRAMATIC PLAY STATION

 

This is the prime area for socio-dramatic play where children can act out a variety of situations and roles. Dress-up and other dramatic play experiences are available as well.

MANIPULATIVES / MATH STATION

 

Manipulatives and puzzles enhance small motor development as children sort, count, classify, experience size and spatial relationships, create and copy patterns, problem solve, measure and learn to recognize numbers.

WRITING STATION

 

The writing center is filled with paper, pencils, crayons and markers so the children can draw and write messages to each other. Experiences with writing materials strengthen fine motor skills and help children practice their pre-writing skills.

SENSORY / WORKBENCH STATIONS

 

Using playdough, the sand table, the water table and the fully-stocked workbench are very important as they promote a variety of skills. Children measure, pour, fill, sift, cut, hammer, saw and manipulate. They develop motor skills, social skills, and math and science concepts.