Early Education Experience!
Come see our Fully-Renovated School: Cozy and warm Infant/Toddler house, and our spacious well-equipped Preschool building!
Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Full-day program hours are 7:00 a.m. til 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. The half-day preschool runs from 8:30 a.m. til 12:30 p.m.
Before and After School Care for preschool through grade 3 students attending the Joel School in Clinton is available with bus transportation provided by the town.
Summer Camp: Children ages 3 through 7 can enjoy our outstanding program all summer long! Camp is offered in two week sessions throughout the summer (with a discount for the entire summer series), and is run by our regular degreed teaching staff.
The Carrot Patch Early Learning Center provides an individualized Reggio-inspired program. We offer a carefully crafted project-based curriculum centered around natural science, and designed to challenge and inspire each child to stretch and grow. A typical day includes art, music, movement, literacy, math, and social-emotional content, as well as science--and plenty of time spent out of doors.
Low teacher-student ratios allow our professional staff to tailor our program to the individual needs of each child, ensuring that the particular challenges they encounter ultimately lead to success. This experience of positive outcomes rewarding their efforts enhances children's self-confidence and naturally promotes a joy for learning!
Degreed, Professional Teaching Staff
Every teacher--from Infant through Preschool--holds a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education or Child Development and brings considerable classroom experience to the Carrot Patch. Be sure to check out the "Shoreline Staff" tab to read the bios of our impressive teachers!
Outdoor Nature Classroom Underway
A master plan has been created just for the Carrot Patch - Shoreline by a team of landscape architects from Oregon who specialize in nature-based playscapes for early education programs. We have begun the process of transforming our outdoor play area into a full-fledged Nature Classroom, complete with open teepee, raised garden beds, sand dig, and mud kitchen!
Shoreline students enjoy frequent fun and educational nature walks around our neighborhood. We are within easy reach of woods, meadows, marshes and the town marina!
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