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Mandarin Presbyterian Preschool

11844 Mandarin Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32223

(904) 680-6406


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Learning takes place during both structured and non-structured, teacher-led and free play times. Table and floor activities that provide skill building are provided while teachers work with a few students at a time.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of MPP is to love children as Christ loves us. We are here to serve children and families throughout the community in a nurturing Christian environment. A "hands-on" approach is encouraged through imaginative play, exploration and experimentation. MPP encourages responsibility and independence in children while building their self-confidence and self esteem.

A Typical Day

8:45 - 9:00 Arrival and Greeting
9:00 - 9:30 Circle Time/Intro of concepts
9:30 - 10:30 Individual instruction / Center play
10:30 - 10:45 Bathroom and Snack
10:45 - 11:20 Playground time
11:20 - 11:30 Bathroom
11:30 - 12:00 Review the day, circle time
12:00 Dismissal for 5 day students

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are provided with a thumbnail sketch of each age level curriculum at the onset of the school year. At orientation, a brief description of our teaching philosphy and goals are presented. At individual open houses, parents hear further info from their child's teacher concerning what the goals for the year are. Two times per year, individual assessments are completed and shared with parents. Community, church, as well as schoolwide activities are communicated through emails and hard-copies. Events are noted on our website as well. Parents are free to call and chat with the Director or the teacher at any time and may also request a conference at any point during the school year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on