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Our Mission Statement

To honor the presence of children as gifts from God; to share the Good News of Jesus Christ; to encourage their cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth; to foster a growing love, respect and appreciation of all people.

Our Philosophy

At TWO BY TWO Preschool, the staff strives to create a learning environment that is developmentally appropriate for each child. The Work Sampling System (WSS) is used to implement the Maryland Model of School Readiness (MMSR).  Together, these tools provide a framework for observation and assessment by portfolio that drives unit content, planning and classroom teaching.

Unit planning addresses the seven domains of early childhood education:  Language, Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Development and Personal & Social Development.  Each of these domains come together to set the stage for a balanced and we-integrated learning environment.  Completed portfolios may follow children in the Eagles class to kindergarten.

The developmentally appropriate classroom environment is one where children most often:

–  Lead . . . rather than follow the teacher

–  Create . . . rather than duplicate

–  Move . . . rather than wait

–  Make the lines . . . rather than color in the lines

–  Speak . . . rather than listen passively

–  Initiate . . . rather than imitate

–  Raise questions . . . rathe than answer the teacher’s questions

–  Solve their own problems . . . rather than the teacher’s problems

–  Make art . . . rather than do crafts

–  Emphasize the process . . . rather than the product

–  Use authentic skills . . . rather than drill and practice

–  Make books . . . rather than fill in workbooks

–  Decide . . . rather than submit

–  Choose wisely . . . rather than being told

–  Make a plan . . . rather than follow a teacher’s plan

–  Try again . . . rather than fail

Our Mailing Address

TWO by TWO Preschool of Hereford UMC
P.O. Box 400
16931 York Road
Monkton, MD 21111