1276 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense||
|Time & space||
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught|
From the Director:
Integratedplay activities encourage children to interactwith their peers, their teachers and materials.Our classrooms are rich in materials and activity areas that support hands on, constructive explorations, nurture and promote childrenâ€™s self-esteem, confidence, sense of wonder and natural passion for learning. These include small manipulatives such as legoes and puzzles, unit blocks, paint, playdough, craft materials, dramatic play, sensory materials such as sand and water, and drawing materials. There are opportunities to explore music, movement, science and nature. There are also opportunities for playing/working alone and in a group with other children and/or teachers.
Each child at Carousel is viewed as a unique individual with a unique learning style. Our curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of every child, so that each child is challenged and successful.Every classroom is staffed by two Early Childhood Professionals. Our day-to-day practices are grounded in current research and theory concerning how young children learn. The people who teach here have specialized training in Early Childhood Education and experience working with young children.
Concord Carousel aims to create a safe,
nurturing and quality preschool experience
for our children and their families. Our
developmental curriculum is designed to
promote physical, social, emotional and
cognitive growth by presenting challenges
and engaging children in meaningful activities.
Problem solving, creativity and learning
are stimulated through both spontaneous
and structured activities.
Concord Carousel is committed to valuing
diversity and includes families and children
with a wide variety of racial, ethnic,
family, religious, economic and cultural
backgrounds. We take an active stand
against bias and try to instill a genuine
appreciation and acceptance of others.
By supporting individual differences, we
encourage children and their families to
value the richness and importance of a
multicultural community and world.
Each day at Carousel is a balance of active and quiet play, indoor and outdoor activities, large groups and small group activities, and teacher directed and child initiated activities. Our daily schedule includes planned activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, and science activities, free play with a wide variety of materials, stories, music and outdoor play.
Carousel has a welcoming orientation for all families each year. Throughout the school year, we communicate with our families at drop-off and pick-up times, through a weekly newletter and via personal email. Each year, Carousel sponsors events that bring families together, such a s a pajama night, a family picnic, teas, and lunches.
Carousel does not have a set policy concerning separation. Each child's needs are different and we take our cues from the parents. For some children, parents stay for an extended period while, for others, a drop-off routine helps.