Standard Threes Program


Standard Three-Year-Old Program

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- For children who will reach the age of 3 by September 1 of the current school year.
- There are 2 teachers and a maximum of 14 children in each 3 year old class.

This program provides a nurturing atmosphere in which children’s introduction to the educational process is accepting, inviting, and encouraging, helping to establish a positive attitude towards school. Teachers assist the children in experiencing a positive separation from home: providing opportunities to work with various media forms; helping to develop listening skills; offering opportunities for large and small motor development; exposing them to readiness concepts in reading, writing, and math; encouraging growth in social development; and promoting an awareness of health and safety.  The children are introduced to Mat-Man, a component of Handwriting Without Tears.  Spanish lessons are also provided in the 3 day 3 year old programs.

Standard 3’s Sessions


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NAEYC Accredited Preschool

The National Association for the Education of Young Children administers the nation’s largest and most widely recognized voluntary accreditation system for high-quality early childhood programs.Its purpose is to improve the quality of care and education provided for young children and to recognize early childhood programs that function in accordance with the criteria for high-quality early childhood programs.


In accredited early childhood programs you will see…

  • A healthy and safe environment for children
  • Frequent, positive, and warm interactions among teachers and children
  • Open communication with parents, who are always welcome visitors in the program
  • Respect for cultural diversity and diversity in learning styles
  • Good child-teacher ratios in the classes
  • Specially trained teachers
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Planned learning activities and materials appropriate to children’s age and development
  • Effective administration
  • Ongoing, systematic evaluation

To learn more about NAEYC’s accreditation standards and criteria visit their Web site.

Our Programs


Includes Young threes (for those turning three after Sept. 1 and before Jan. 1), Threes, Fours, Young Fives and a Multi-Age Enrichment class, as well as Lunch Bunch.

  • Mayflower is wonderful. I can't think of a better first-school experience than Mayflower preschool. My kids absolutely loved it. The environment at Mayflower was nurturing, fun, casual and learning-friendly. The teachers were amazing. They were educated & experienced...and kind & caring. They were always finding fun and interesting ways to teach the kids the social and academic lessons they needed to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Everyday my kids would come home and tell me about the fun things they did. And every week the teachers would give me a summary of what they did, and what they learned from it. (The kids didn't know how much they were learning...but they were learning a lot!) The building is old but cozy and well-kept. (I'd take a nice old school with history and a big heart over a brand new building any day!) The Mayflower parents were very active & involved...lots of activities, field trips and new educational materials because of the parent's support. It's just a wonderful school.
  • Great teachers, wonderful circumstances, awesome caricurums, classes devided by the age, play outside everyday, and more and more...everything is the best you can get around here. What makes this school the best is my kids just love coming to school and hate weekends!
  • The warm vibe from the teachers and staff is immediately apparent. I feel so comfortable dropping my daughter here and have complete confidence that she is getting Kindergarten ready!

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2345 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506