Preschool and Infant Center
Jane Uy – Senior Director of Programs
Marie Arendain – Site Director
Carousel Preschool and Infant Center has been in operation since 1984 and provides early childhood education and care for the Los Angeles airport local community. Carousel serves children birth through 5 years old in a nurturing, stimulating, and family-centered environment, where the cultures and special needs of children and families are embraced and supported. Our school recognizes children’s needs to learn basic academic skills, explore the world around them, achieve independent living and thinking skills, enjoy the learning experience, and become responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.
Our School program provides:
- A nurturing environment that stimulates children’s natural interest and curiosity
- Daily opportunities for success that help to strengthen children’s skills and self-esteem
- An atmosphere of freedom and flexibility where children can independently choose, initiate, and experiment with a wide array of activities
Carousel uses a variety of programs such as:
Reading Readiness – Development of skills in auditory discrimination, understanding instructional language, oral language development, following verbal directions, general vocabulary, and categorizing
Math Readiness – Manipulatives, multi-sensory approach to understanding number concepts and facts
Language Arts – Development of positive experiences with language and literature, as well as development of correct speech patterns and communication skills
Science – Introduction to child’s world of life and animals
Social Science – Discovering a child’s expanding world; learning to appreciate friends who are different
Music – Emphasis on hearing, moving, and singing to music; development of music appreciation
Creative Arts – Development of creativity, pleasure, and satisfaction at all levels, using all mediums and art forms
Preschool Foreign Language Program – Carousel Preschool promotes the stimulation of young minds, to encourage creativity and to improve overall academic performance. To take advantage of young children’s natural capacity for learning, the curriculum of the 3 and 4 year old classes now includes foreign languages, specifically Mandarin and Spanish. We stimulate language immersion to enable students to learn the new language in much the same way they learned their primary language. The program includes age appropriate context, games, and relevant activities to help students enjoy their studies and remain highly motivated.
6:45 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday
We believe that parents should be familiar with the school and classroom teacher prior to the child starting classes at Carousel School. We encourage parents to visit our school at any time during our regular business hours. We are very proud to be such an important part of your family’s life.