7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Staff School Calendar
(Closed on School Holidays)
- 2's and 3's
Please click here to access the waiting list form. Upon completion of the form, send an email to Karen Kosoglov, Director of EduCare. Be sure to attach the form to the email. Contact the center if you need immediate care.
Preference is given to full time children and those returning from the previous year.
Carmel Clay Edu-Care Centers Fees
Three's and older
Carmel Clay Schools reserve the right to revise fees and other policies after proper notification to parents. There maybe limited availability for part time care. Contact the center for more information.
Breakfast will be offered to children who are in attendance before 8:00 a.m. Lunch is provided. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided.
Parent-Teacher conferences are held upon request. However, teachers are always available for on-going communication and parents are always welcome at anytime to observe our program. Daily reports are sent home regarding your child's progress. Development reports are done 2-3 times per year. The Edu-Care Center takes pride in providing experienced staff that you can trust.
Drop-in parent visits welcome!
A health examination, including immunizations, is required for each child. You will be asked to provide a recent physical, less than three months old, or you will have 30 days from the time of enrollment to obtain a physical. For infants, a feeding schedule, signed by a parent, is required.
Health examinations shall be repeated annually for children three years of age and younger.
You will be notified and your child may be excluded if a health form is not returned within the required time.
THE EDU-CARE ENVIRONMENT
- Large Motor Area
- Science Area (Center)
- Outdoor Activity Area
- Art Activities
- "Big School" Library Visits
- Special Event Days
- Music Activities
- Table Games
- Quiet Corner
- Stroller Rides
- Field Trips - Outings
- Newsletter with Calendar of Events
The pre-Kindergarten program develops readiness skills that will help children find success in elementary school. Students are engaged in a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is supported by the Foundations to the Indiana Standards and the Continuum of Literacy Learning. Children are provided opportunities to explore, manipulate, problem solve, and learn at their own rate through reading, writing, math, and phonemic awareness activities. Everyday Math is used to provide a realistic approach to problem solving everyday math situations. Students are engaged in frequent practice of basic skills through routines and games. Students also use Handwriting Without Tears materials to practice correct letter formation consistently. The classroom provides all the necessary tools for children to learn to read, write, create, and explore.
The three’s classroom is designed for students to learn through exploration. Our curriculum is provides students with hands-on experiences and actively engages them in their learning based on the Foundations to the Indiana Standards and the Continuum to Literacy Learning. Academic skills, such as print knowledge, phonemic awareness, number concepts, and basic concepts are mixed with music, art, drama and movement in our Literacy Express Curriculum. Students also use Handwriting Without Tears materials to practice correct letter formation consistently. Students begin their journey as future writers by learning to tell stories, draw their stories, and attempt to write their stories using Talking, Drawing, Writing.
The three’s classroom is designed for students to learn through exploration. Our curriculum is provides students with hands-on experiences and actively engages them in their learning based on the Foundations to the Indiana Standards and the Continuum to Literacy Learning. Academic skills, such as print knowledge, phonemic awareness, number concepts, and basic concepts are mixed with music, art, drama and movement. Students also use Handwriting Without Tears materials to practice correct letter formation consistently. Students begin their journey as future writers by learning to tell stories, draw their stories, and attempt to write their stories using Talking, Drawing, Writing. Children need to be potty trained in order to be placed in this class.
At two, children’s learning is driven by their curiosity as well as their desire to become more independent. Students are given opportunities to develop their language as they begin learning about. Letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Students participate in many musical and sensory activities as they learn basic concepts. Throughout the year, children are encouraged to further develop their self-help skills such as potty training.
The toddlers learn through playing, observing and experimenting. They learn to make independent choices through their daily activities. Language development is an integral part of their year. Through musical and sensory activities, songs, conversations, and books, students develop their vocabulary. Students also learn many basic concepts as they are engaged in different activities throughout the day.
The infants are cared for in a loving, warm environment. The teachers strive to build a relationship with each infant that makes the child feel safe and secure. Sensory activities, age appropriate toys, music and other activities are provided to help encourage their development and stimulate their curiosity.
Our curriculum focuses on the child's individual skills and interests. We provide our children with learning centers that promote hands-on learning through play
Play is the primary way children learn. Through a variety of play activities, children use their natural curiosity to master skills, make decisions, accept responsibility and learn to love and trust.
- One parent or guardian must be an active employee of Carmel Clay Schools. (Legal documentation is required for guardianship.)
- Birth certificate.
- Completion of forms:
- Emergency Card
- Health Examination
- Medicine Form
- Payroll Deduction Form
- Deposit of one week's tuition to be applied to the first week's attendance (non-refundable.)
How to Apply
* Request packet by calling the Director at 571-4450, extension 6891
* Early enrollment with non-refundable deposit insures holding a place for your child, once the center is assured they have a place for your child.
- Provide a well-rounded environment that gives the child everything she/he needs to develop into a healthy, happy person.
- Provide safe, loving care in an educational environment.
- Form a partnership with the parent in caring for their child.
- Provide low-cost, local child care as a benefit to valued employees.
- Treat each child as an individual with unique interests and abilities.