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. Integrated play activities encourage children to interact with their peers, their teachers and materials.
Our classrooms are rich in materials and activity areas that support hands on, constructive explorations, nurture and promote children’s self-esteem, confidence, sense of wonder and natural passion for learning. These include small manipulatives such as legos and puzzles, unit blocks, paint, play dough, 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. We also take numerous field trips to extend our learning beyond the classroom walls. Past trips have included walking trips to the bakery, post office and fire station, as well more distant locations like the Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum, Ecotarium and TheatreWorksUSA productions.
Concord Carousel is committed to creating a welcoming preschool setting and includes families and children with a wide variety of racial, ethnic, family, religious, economic and cultural backgrounds. We try to instill a genuine appreciation of and respect for others. By supporting 5 individual differences, we encourage children and their families to value the richness and importance of a diverse community.