The Barnyard School of Mansfield (BSM) recognizes each child as an individual.  Each child has his/her own unique personality, learning style, developmental pace and family background.  The BSM will respectfully provide educationally appropriate and creative experiences which are responsive to different learning styles.  We foster challenging play which actively involves the child enabling him/her to learn by doing.  Children are encouraged to make choices, therefore allowing each to gain a feeling of empowerment.  What the child experiences in child care will exert a profound effect on how he/she grows physically socially emotionally and intellectually as these are the formative years.  Our responsibility as caregivers and educators is to make sure your child has a safe, healthy and enriching place to learn, grow and play.