Nicholas Criscone


80 North Main Street

Mayfield, NY 12117


leaf bullet Pre-Kindergarten

Mary Ephraim


Welcome to Pre-K!

Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable environment where learning is fun. Our philosophy is that young children learn best through play and exploration.

The Pre-K Day

  • Arrival and Free Play

  • Circle Time: calendar, days of the week, weather, daily jobs, pre-reading instruction, math concepts, show and tell, fingerplays

  • Snack: socialization, manners, independence

  • Story: attentive listening, remembering details, answering questions, listening for pleasure

  • Learning Centers

    • Academic: colors, shapes, counting, numbers, letters, rhyming, sequencing, patterns, pre-writing, problem-solving, size concepts, expressive and receptive language skills, etc.

    • Art: fine motor development, creativity, following directions, use of art materials, cutting, pre-writing, etc.

    • Fine Motor: puzzles, stringing beads, lacing, peg boards, manipulation of small objects, building toys, cutting, pre-writing, etc.

    • Play/Socialization Centers: interactive play, sharing, taking turns, cooperation, imagination, problem solving and language development

    • Sensory Center: sensory exploration through the use of play dough, sand, water, etc.

  • Music & Movement

  • Dismissal


Upcoming Events

Tues, July 4

Closed for Independence Day

Wed, July 19

Wall of Dedication committee meeting; 7 p.m., lower library

Mon, Sept 4

Closed for Labor Day

Tues, Sept 5

Supt. Conference Day;  All Staff

Wed, Sept 6

First Day of Classes for all students