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Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center

Now Enrolling 2024-2025 Pre-K: Ages 3, 4 & 5

Unlock your child's potential with a traditional preschool experience enriched by the renowned Reggio Emilia philosophy at Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center. Our program combines the structure of a conventional preschool with the innovative teaching methods of Reggio Emilia, fostering a love for learning and exploration.


  • Reggio Emilia Inspired Curriculum
  • Child-Centered Approach
  • Engaging Environment
  • Community Involvement

Join Us and Watch Your Child Thrive in our Preschool!

The Reggio Emilia educational philosophy emphasizes a child's innate curiosity and creativity. It embraces inquiry-based learning, where children explore their interests through projects guided by teachers.

The environment is considered a "third teacher," carefully curated to provoke exploration. Expressive experiences are encouraged through various "languages," such as art, science, or measurement.

Collaboration and dialogue are central to fostering the co-construction of knowledge among children, teachers, and the community. This approach values children as active participants in their learning journey, shaping their educational environment and experiences.

Immerse your child in the wonders of the great outdoors with our Nature Preschool program.

Designed to provide a unique, hands-on learning experience, our Nature Preschool offers children the opportunity to explore, discover, and connect with the natural world around them.


  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Environmental Education
  • Holistic Development
  • Small Group Setting:

Enroll Your Child Today and Let Them Experience the Joy of Learning in Nature!

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body FOR ALL.

Our core values are woven into everything we do.

  • Caring: Show a sincere concern for others
  • Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do
  • Respect: Follow the golden rule
  • Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and actions


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Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center

Call 765-285-1987 or visit to learn more.