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Carpe Diem Private Preschool

5570 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034

(214) 619-0699


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

"At Carpe Diem, the interactive process of teaching and learning begins with three core principles: 1. Children learn best when their physical needs are met and they feel psychologically safe and secure. 2. Children construct their own knowledge through repeated social interaction with adults and other children or through physical experiences with objects. 3. Children learn best through experimentation and play, which motivates their interests and curiosity. Carpe Diem teachers take a hands-on approach to implementing a curriculum appropriate to your child's development and maintain ongoing assessments of their progress. " -- Excerpt taken from the Carpe Diem website

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

"Any preschool can help a child learn letters, numbers, or shapes. At Carpe Diem, we help children learn how to learn. Our curriculum emerges from the child's interest and through experiential learning. We encourage every child to ask 'why?' and discover the answers for themselves. Our programs also include character-building activities that teach the importance of fairness, integrity, and honesty. This approach inspires our students to think more creatively and develop problem-solving abilities." -- Excerpt taken from Carpe Diem website

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Every day is an opportunity to nurture the mind, develop the body, and strengthen the spirit. At Carpe Diem, every facet of our preschool -- from our degreed educators and inspired array of programs, to our secure state-of-the-art facility -- is designed to provide your child with an enriching experience and a strong foundation for learning and individual development."

-- Excerpt taken from Carpe Diem Private Preschool publication

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"Learning occurs around the clock, not just at school. To help you stay informed and involved in your child's education, we offer:
- Student assessments and parent/ teacher conferences throughout the year.
- Weekly curriculum highlights, calendars, and newsletters posted on the Parent Web Resource Center.
- End-of-day activity reports so you can 'carry the lesson home.'
- Web cam service to see into your child's classroom throughout the day, via the Internet.
- Ongoing parent workshops and seminars, led by child development experts and early education specialists."

-- Excerpt taken from the Carpe Diem website

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school