Carriage House Preschool provides classrooms for children 2 to 5 years of age from the third week of August through the third week of May. Carriage House maintains ratios in all classrooms of 1 teacher to every 4-5 children. There is a Kentucky certified teacher and two teaching assistants in each classroom. Morning classes are in session from 9am – 12pm each day. Afternoon classes are in session 3 days a week from 1:00 - 3:30pm. Early drop off is available Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 9am.
Summer programs are available for 8 weeks. Children are in a 2 yr program or mixed group of 3 – 5 year olds. The morning program is in session from 9am – 12pm each day with early morning drop off beginning at 8:00am. The afternoon program is in session 3 days each week from 1:00 - 3:30pm.
The High/Scope Approach to Early Childhood Education provides the basic framework for the classroom setting. Our program centers on the whole child. This approach meets the primary goal of helping each child reach full potential in all areas of life by being active learners. The approach allows the child to experience the joy of learning, gives time to enjoy the process, ensures the development of self-esteem, and provides the experiences from which children create their knowledge. Within the environment, the child and adult work together to plan what the child will do. A rich variety of learning experiences are provided for the children.
The teachers use The Get Set for School Curriculum and Handwriting without Tears, which we have found to be one of the most comprehensive hands-on models available.
Get Set for School is a curriculum that includes three complete programs designed to prepare children for school: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math. The developmentally appropriate programs complement and enhance our classrooms. Proven strategies include:
- Multisensory approach that addresses different learning styles
- Developmental progression that builds on what children already know
- Friendly voice that connects with children
- Engaging lessons that invite active participation
Every classroom has its own set of offerings, which differs from age to age – materials are organized so each child can proceed at his/her own pace. The emphasis is on the PROCESS of learning more so than the product.
There are many other aspects that make our school a special place. We invite you to come and see for yourself. Contact us to schedule a tour.
Everything in the school is planned with children's development in consideration -- from the soft colors of the walls to the tone of the teacher's voice. Safety is always a primary concern. Each classroom is arranged in organized learning areas that invite all children into the mainstream of learning in a non-threatening way. One of the major purposes of the indoor and outdoor environment is to provide a variety of activities that match the child's developmental needs, abilities and interests. All young children need a nurturing environment.
Faculty & Staff
Mary Horvath, M.Ed.
Jenny Ewen, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Jackie O'Quinn, B.S., IECE
Kim Beech, M.Ed Special Education - Autism
Stephanie Wilson B.S Early Childhood Ed. IECE
Nancy Final CDA
Kim Tuck Commonwealth Credential (Afternoon preschool)
Michelle Horvath M.Ed Teacher Leadership/Early Childhood Ed.
Bonita Brownlow CDA
Laurie Edwards M.Ed LBD
Kim Tuck Commonwealth Credential
Registration & Fees
Registration takes place in January each year. Children who are presently attending the program and their siblings have the first options for placement for the following school year. Families not attending Carriage House may schedule a tour and put their child’s name on the waiting list at any time. In order to secure a place in a classroom, an enrollment form must be filled out and turned in with the non- refundable fee of $150.00.
Carriage House Preschool provides programming for 2, 3, and 4 year olds from 9:00am – 12:00pm each morning. Two’s may attend from 2 – 5 days per week, three’s may attend 4 or 5 days, and four’s attend 5 days per week. Fewer days than 4 in the three’s and 5 in the four’s may be possible depending on classroom availability and another student sharing the spot.
Tuition for 2015 – 2016
Preschool Annual Tuition (monthly) Cash discount (monthly)
5-day $5071.44 ($461.04) $4995.96 ($454.18)
4-day $4226.00 ($384.18) $4163.64 ($378.12)
3-day $3284.18 ($298.56) $3235.64 ($294.15)
2-day $2280.98 ($207.36) $2247.26 ($204.30)
Tuition will be payable in 11 monthly installments beginning on July 1, 2015 and ending on May 1, 2016. Families may pay by cash/check or credit card (VISA or Master Card). There will be a discount on the months that you pay by cash/check.
EXTENDED CARE (available August through May)
Before School – 7:30 am to 9:00 am Monday through Friday
· Spaces are reserved if available on a monthly basis.
· Before school fees will be billed at $6.00 per morning.
· Payment for extended services will be due in advance each month.
· Prepaid days may be rescheduled when a child is absent.
Afternoon Preschool is available 3 days each week from 1:00 to 3:30pm for children 2 – 5 years old. The cost for the program is $114 per week or $38 per afternoon. If your child attends the morning preschool, the cost to add the afternoon preschool will be discounted to $90 per week or $30 per afternoon. There is not a charge for the afternoon program on scheduled days off.
Tuition for 2014 - 2015
Preschool Annual Tuition (monthly) Cash discount (monthly)
5-day $4972.00 ($452.00) $4898.00 ($445.27)
4-day $4143.00 ($376.63) $4082.00 ($371.10)
3-day $3219.78 ($292.70) $3172.20 ($288.38)
2-day $2236.25 ($203.30) $2203.20 ($200.29)
Tuition will be payable in 11 monthly installments beginning on July 1, 2014 and ending on May 1, 2015. Families may pay by cash/check or credit card (VISA or Master Card). There will be a discount on the months that you pay by cash/check.
Therapeutic Preschool Program
This is a year round program designed for children ages 3 – 5 years, who would benefit from participation in a smaller preschool classroom environment. This program will offer a structured atmosphere, where your child will enjoy a small group (6 children/2 adults) environment facilitated by a certified preschool teacher/Developmental Interventionist and an assistant. Focus will be placed on basic developmental and prerequisite skills such as engagement, attention, following basic routines and directions, motor skills, imitation, peer interaction, social communication and social play.
The Developmental Interventionist will provide assessment and develop strategies for implementation throughout the morning. The Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist (ESDM) or the Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN) will be utilized to document progress.
The class is in session for three mornings (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) each week from 9am – 12:00pm. A $150.00 per family non-refundable fee is required to secure a space in the program. The fee for three days is $140.40 per week (cash discount $138.00) and is payable on a monthly basis on the 1st day of the month. Families may pay by cash/check or credit card (VISA or Master Card). There is not a charge for days when the school is closed.
This program offers a structured atmosphere, where your child will enjoy a small group (6-8 children) preschool environment facilitated by a certified preschool teacher and an assistant. The program is designed to help preschool children who benefit from the smaller group environment to work on their cognitive and fine motor skills, and social interactions while enjoying a wide variety of sensory, large motor and preschool activities.
The afternoon preschool is in session from 1:00 to 3:30pm and is available for children ages 2 through 5 years. Each classroom operates 3 afternoons per week year round. The cost for the program is $114.00 per week and is payable in advance on a monthly basis.
Summer programming is available from 9:00 to 12:00 each day for 8 weeks during the summer. Morning care is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 9:00am during the summer.