I’m Joyce Abate, Executive Director and Owner of Carousel Preschool. I join with Carousel’s staff in welcoming you and looking forward to serving your family with your early care and educational needs.

In creating a new Carousel Preschool in 1985, I wanted our program to be a place for children, families and staff that would provide positive reciprocal relationships among all of us. I wanted all involved with our school to become stakeholders in collaborating together to achieve many goals that would provide successes for children. I wanted Carousel to follow the Shared Decision-Making model of education as it promotes our school community to embrace an anti-biased and diverse climate that emulates life outside our walls. Through the many years Carousel has been serving children and families, we have achieved all the above and continue to maintain it with partnerships we have formed internally and externally in our community. We all work together to create a vibrant internal school community where everyone’s gifts, opinions, ideas and suggestions are respected, and a forum for them to be heard and acted on is always available.