Relentlessly, I researched, visited and examined various in-home childcare providers, daycare centers and nursery/preschools throughout Queens - until I was exhausted. During my search for the perfect place, I found that many of the settings that I visited were missing something. Either they were great care providers, in a small setting, yet lacked the educational expertise and a solid curriculum, which I believed was imperative for early education; or, they had experienced professionals and a good curriculum yet lacked the ability to provide the, individualized, quality care component because the class sizes where just too large.
To add, I believe that every child learns differently. There are no one-size fits all to cognitive development and intelligence. Children can be word-smart, number-smart, music-smart, movement-smart, and so on. There are multiple intelligences that one can build upon and various pathways to milestone developments.
I wanted my daughter to learn in an explorative environment with highly qualified professionals, a solid curriculum and where flexibility and individualized instruction is celebrated. So I decided that I would create just that ... this model environment. I devised a program in my immediate community that combined quality “care” with solid instructional practice and sound “curriculum”. I like to call this process a Cariculum.
At Cariculum Preschool, we are solely focused on Early Education Matters. Our environment is small, community-based and nurturing. We are highly-trained professionals and skilled in early childhood research and instruction.
We educate the whole child.
We look forward to your partnership in setting a solid foundation for a promising head start in the world, for your child, right here, in your community.
L.M. Collins, MPA, MSED, MED Founder, Carciculum Academy Preschool of Southeast Queens