Back to Mansfield Preschools

Little Trails Learning Center

1 Villa Street
Mansfield, MA 02048

(508) 339-0528


3 parents took the survey TAKE THE SURVEY

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our classroom themes and our teaching materials have been designed and chosen to intrigue the children's young mind in ways that are appropriate for their group level and provide them with the skills they need.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers develop their curriculum according to the children within their classroom. They will adapt up or adapt down to each individual child, so every child is challenged and learning.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The staff are commited to the personal development of each child. They offer educational programs designed to promote social, intellectual and emotional experiences that will help your child in realizing their full potential.

A Typical Day

A Day in the Life of Our Toddler Program
7-9:00 Breakfast and open play
9-9:30 Circle Time (Songs and stories)
9:30-9:45 Diapers and Handwashing
9:45-10 Preparing children for morning snack
10-10:30 Snack
10:30-11 Project Time
11-11:50 Gross Motor Time (outside weather permitting)
11:50-12 Handwashing
12-12:30 Lunch Time
12:30-1 Clean up from lunch, diapers, handwashing and preparing for rest time
1-3:00 Nap time
3-3:30 Diapers and handwashing
3:30-4 Snack
4-4:30 Circle Time
4:30-5 Project Time
5-5:30 Diapers and handwashing
5:30-6 Free Play

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We are committed to creating a partnership with the parents and providing a fun and educational place where children can learn and develop. The teachers speak to each parent in the morning when they are dropping off. At the end of the day the parent will receive either a verbal update of their child's day or a written daily sheet about their child.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • 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
  • Parents in classroom early on