Curriculum

Carousel's development programs focus on your child's needs as they grow. Each of the seven classrooms has a curriculum designed for the child's age.  Our program has its foundation in Developmentally Appropriate practices for Early Childhood, as presented by the High Reach curriculum.

Infants

  • Foster positive self-concept

  • Develop social skills

  • Encourage children to think, reason, question, and experiment

  • Encourage language and literacy development

  • Enhance physical development

  • Encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety, and nutritional practices

Toddlers

  • Strong emphasis on language development
  • Develop gross motor skills
  • Encourage pretend play and social skills
  • Art projects
  • Cognitive development including concepts of color, shapes, and counting

Pre-School

  • Cognitive skills
  • Self confidence
  • Social skills
  • Independence
  • Self control and direction
  • Language and counting skills
  • Physical skills

Pre-Kindergarten

  • Cognitive skills
  • Self confidence
  • Social skills
  • Independence
  • Self control and direction
  • Language skills
  • Physical skills
  • Science
  • Counting skills

Spanish, Special Physical Education/Sports, Super Fun Day, Water activities are offered periodically

Carousel - nurturing your child's emotional, physical, social, creative, and intellectual development.

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