"The Mayo Nursery School was incorporated in 1973 and holds a certificate of approval from the Maryland State Board of Education. It has been located in the Mayo United Methodist Church since 1976.
Mayo Nursery School is a co-operative school. Because we, the parents, run every aspect of our school, we are able to keep tuition rates at a reasonable level. A parent of each child in the school is required to participate in school functions and attend all General Membership meetings.
The beauty of the co-operative experience is being a part of your child's first years of school. You will enjoy watching your child adjust to a new situation with the security of having you close by. The co-operative nursery school is a bridge between the home and school.
Mayo Nursery School strives to create an atmosphere in which your child's natural curiosity is enhanced and encouraged through guided and open-ended activities. In the three-year-old classes, our focus is to create an environment in which your child feels safe to explore his or her world physically, emotionally and intellectually and to develop social skills in preparation for the rest of his or her school career. There is an increased emphasis on the
educational skills in the four-year-old classes to prepare the children for entrance into kindergarten. Letters, sounds, writing and beginning reading are all a part of the 4 year old class curriculum. All of our classes are taught in a manner of constructive play, making it enjoyable to learn.
A co-operative nursery school can be a rewarding experience for you and your pre-school child.
Our goals for all of our children are to:
Interact with other children as a part of a group
Learn to enjoy school
Learn to complete a task
Explore creative ability
Increase listening skills
Develop large and small motor skills
Understand community and family roles
Understand the physical environment
Express experiences verbally
Develop respect for him/herself and others
Excerpted from the preschool's website