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About Us

Our Mission and Philosophy


Middlefield Children's Center is an early childhood program for children preschool children ages 3-5 and for school aged children in grades K-2nd. We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, and stable environment for young children and their families. We provide a nurturing setting that encourages children to learn through hands-on, interactive exploration. Learning through play provides a child-centered, teacher-guided curriculum in which children are encouraged to construct their own knowledge. We recognize and respect that each child is special and unique and learns in different ways. By providing open-ended explorations and encouraging wonder and curiosity, we hope to not only prepare children for kindergarten but to develop a passion for learning.


Our program strives to:


  • Enhance creativity by offering a variety of materials and experiences in art, music, drama and literature.

  • Encourage development of large motor skills through indoor and outdoor activities and fine motor development through the use of manipulative toys, blocks, puzzles and other small tools and utensils.

  • Develop language and literacy skills and an appreciation through stories, music and song, dramatic play, problem solving, group discussion and a print rich environment.

  • Encourage  emotional development through verbal expressions of thoughts and feelings, promote acceptable ways of expressing feelings, and help children learn to recognize and accept emotions in others.

  • Nurture a positive self-esteem by providing an environment for successful experiences.

  • Provide an inclusive environment meeting the unique and special needs of each child.

  • Foster responsibility for oneself in self-help, health, safety and interpersonal relationships and facilitate independence.

  • Promote cross-cultural understanding and respect by providing children with experiences in diversity through a multicultural, anti-bias curriculum.

  • Stimulate divergent thinking by offering ample opportunities for hands-on problem solving and exchange of ideas.

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