The Preschool at Forty Carrots Family Center
Award-Winning / NAEYC accredited
The Preschool at Forty Carrots Family Center in Sarasota, Florida prepares children for success in Kindergarten and beyond through creative, productive, play experiences. Knowing that preschool children are concrete thinkers and need to touch, hear, see, smell, taste and move in order to understand their world, Forty Carrots teachers create and recreate activities that encourage children to learn through exploration and discovery.
Monthly themes provide a framework for these activities and theme-related projects foster a desire to learn more. In addition to being hands-on, Forty Carrots’ Preschool curriculum is developmentally appropriate – activities are geared to the overall developmental level of the children. The Preschool promotes physical, social, emotional, analytical as well as logical-mathematical development while incorporating Handwriting Without Tears, The Creative Curriculum, and Florida School Readiness Performance Standards into its innovative programming.
Perhaps what is most unique about The Preschool at Forty Carrots is that parents benefit from participating too. While children are nurtured, challenged, and encouraged, their parents find a network of support, ideas, and unconditional respect. Forty Carrots is truly a Family Center!
In a warm, creative, fun-filled environment, Forty Carrots teachers spark young children's curiosity, independence, and natural yearning for knowledge. At Forty Carrots, preschoolers feel good about themselves and the world in which they live.
Forty Carrots is set apart from other preschools and is a model for others in Sarasota and Manatee counties by:
- Having degreed teachers in each classroom;
- A low teacher-student ratio;
- An innovative, creative approach to learning that stimulates higher level analytical thinking;
- The accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) under the new, more rigorous criteria;
- A network of support, ideas, and unconditional respect for the entire family;
- Participates in the Nationally Acclaimed Let's Move program.
The Preschool is open for children 2 - 5 years old. Preschool hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Extended hours are available on an optional daily basis from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Preschool runs from September through May with optional summer programs available. To learn about space availability or arrange a tour, please call (941) 365-7716 or contact us.
- Meet the Educators
- Application Process
- Classroom Design
- Agency Calendar for 2014 - 2015
- Career Opportunities
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