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Located in Norwalk, CT since 1977, Carousel serves over 120 children, ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Our program is nationally accredited through NAEYC, is licensed by the State of CT Department of Public Health.

Carousel's researched curriculum combined with its high quality teaching staff seeks to close the achievement gap in CT by teaching science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through play, using innovative materials that support developmentally appropriate practices with young children.



The Carousel community is made up of a diverse population of children, families, staff, all from various cultures, ethnic groups and nationalities, enabling our program to emulate life outside of the classroom.  It is one of our goals to provide children with administrators and teachers that are career-oriented professionals in the Early Childhood Education arena. The Carousel staff is required to enroll in a matriculating early childhood degree program and to further their study of early childhood education on an ongoing basis.


Carousel proves families with the following:

  • A program curriculum that is child-oriented and based on accepted and researched theories of child development
  • A program that seeks to meet the needs of each individual child
  • Staff that shows affection and respect for each child
  • A program that maintains the appropriate adult/child rations at all times
  • A physical environment that is safe, healthy and clean
  • A program that strives to prevent outbreaks of illness
  • Respect of a family's culture and a warm welcome to family members' participation in the program


The staff at Carousel is committed to communication with families. Our program is designed so that parents always have someone to communicate with and to, that knows you and your child personally.

Carousel's hours of operation are: Monday - Fridays, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM and you may enroll your child for 2, 3, 4 days or a full week. We ask that you arrive by 9:00 AM so your child is able to participate in morning educational activities. Carousel closes for holidays and Staff Professional Development Training. Carousel may also close and delay/have an early closing due to inclement weather. Tuition is charged for all holidays, closings, early closings and delayed openings.