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Mother Goose Day Care & Preschool

1162 E. Karsch Blvd (Hwy 00)
Farmington, MO 63640-0597

(573) 756-5384

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We balance play and structure based on your child's age. The older the child the more structure is involved and by the time they enter Kindergarten they are ready to learn because they have already learned how to socialize, listen, and follow directions which will make them successful in school and feel good about themselves

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • flash cards
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • manipulatives
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught creative arts,

From the Director:

We use a variety of curriculum because every child is unique with different learning styles.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

While students are engaged in a learning center the classroom teacher has time to address children who need help with specific areas.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We strive to prepare your child for their first year in public or private school in a loving, caring environment that fosters creativity and self-worth.

A Typical Day

6:00-7:30 Greet/Breakfast
7:30-8:30 Outside time
8:30-8:50 Wash/snack
9:00-9:30 Group time
9:30-10:00 Learning centers
10:00-10:45 Outside time
10:45-11:20 Wash/song time
11:25-12:00 Lunch
12:00-2:00 Rest time
2:00-2:30 Up time/potty/wash
2:30-3:00 Snack
3:00-4:30 Outside
4:30-5:00 Story time
5:00-5:30 Time to go home

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Communication with parents is usually face to face, but phone conversations and notes are used from time to time. We also connect parents with Parents As Teachers for annual screenings and special needs services.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have a small percentage that exhibit separation anxiety, but the ones that do usually learn the routine quickly with help from their teacher and children in the class and soon feel very comfortable in their environment.