In 1968, 10 years after Mayflower Congregational Church was founded, the new education wing of the church was dedicated.  At this time the church decided to establish a preschool as a community outreach program.IMG_9091

Preschool enrollment grew from 24 children in 1968 to over 200 in a short period of time.  Due to this expansion, it was necessary for Mayflower Preschool to become a separate non-profit entity.

The focus of the preschool has changed throughout the years.  With increasing accountability at all levels of public education, preschool has become much more of an academic experience focused on preparing children for kindergarten.  State expectations and accreditation standards for early childhood education have changed significantly.  Mayflower Preschool meets these high standards.  The school has been accredited by NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children) since 1993.


The Preschool is administered by the Mayflower Preschool Council. The Council is comprised of 12 parents and community members who have a dedicated interest in the preschool.

The committees of the council are: Communications, Future Planning/Personnel, House and Grounds, Fundraising, Finance

Meetings are held once a month during the school year in the evening. All policies and procedures which govern the preschool are determined by the council.