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.