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ENROLLMENT UPDATE: Our infant toddler program is FULL for the upcoming school year, 2023-2024. We are accepting applications to our WAITLIST for the Preschool, Pre-K & Kindergarten Program.

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Established reputation as a model developmental program


Flexible programming emphasizes the importance of each child as a unique and valued person


Supportive environment with hands-on experiences


Building strong connections with children and families

Our Curriculum & Approach

A Community of Active Learners

The Carriage House Children’s Center understands that children construct their knowledge of their world through active participatory learning. Guided by the emergent HighScope© curriculum, NAEYC’s teaching standards and the PA Early Learning Standards, teachers provide space, time, experiences, support, and a wide variety of materials to stimulate, soothe, inspire, and challenge children to discover, invent, and problem solve. Children engage in self-initiated and teacher-initiated activities as they explore materials with all of their senses. Teachers play alongside children observing, listening, and conversing with the children about what they are doing and thinking. These observations and conversations provide teachers with the knowledge necessary to extend each child’s learning. While reflecting on their actions, children integrate new experiences into their existing knowledge.

Active Learning Features


Classrooms feature an abundance of age-appropriate materials for the children to use in a variety of ways. Children chose their own play explorations alone or with peers. Learning grows out of the direct actions children have with materials.

Daily Routines

Classroom schedules allow for a balance of quiet times, active times, small group activities, large group activities, meals, snacks, and outdoor activities. Daily Routines are designed to give children a sense of control and comfort, while allowing for individual rhythms and temperaments.

Adult-Child Interactions

On a daily basis teachers and children build trusting, supportive, and respectful relationships by acknowledging each child’s feelings, listening attentively, celebrating strengths, and supporting new challenges and growth.

Partnering with Parents

Parents receive daily updates on their children’s activities and growth. Teachers and administrative staff are available to meet with parents to build a strong home-school connection.