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Welcome to the Pre-K Center

4 - 5+ years

Mead's Pre-K curriculum provides students with a wide and stimulating range of hands-on, enjoyable learning experiences through play. At this age, students become active listeners and participants in their own learning. 
In Pre-K, students work in collaboration with different program specialists in Music, Physical Development, Drama, and Spanish, providing opportunities to practice a variety of important skills and to explore new spaces and materials.


What to Expect

Although children follow predictable patterns of development, the rate, pace and actual manifestation of any skill are unique to all children. Teachers spend time getting to know each and every child. They create developmentally appropriate goals for the classroom as a whole, and tailor learning opportunities for individual students.

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Chris Mutolo

Home Center Director, Pre-K


 Chris Mutolo attended Penn State and has taught at Mead since 2000 when he started teaching in the Preschool classroom. He then worked as the Art Curriculum Director and Art and Nature Curriculum Director for several years for the first and second grades. In 2012 Chris returned to his work in Child Care as a Home Center Director in Preschool, and in 2015 transitioned to his role as Home Center Director in Pre-K. 

Chris has run the art center, Mead's greenhouse, and garden throughout his career at Mead. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, nature, and spending time with friends and family at home and in the Adirondacks. Chris is also a parent to three Mead School students. 

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