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Early Childhood

Toddlers | Two-year-olds
PreKindergarten 3 | Three-year-olds
PreKindergarten 4 | Four-year-olds
Kindergarten | Five-year-olds 

Kindergarten School Day | 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. 
Preschool School Half-Day | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. [Toddlers & PreK 3]
Preschool Full-Day | 9:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. [Toddlers, PreK 3 & PreK 4

Head of Lower School | Trudi C. Buscemi
Assistant Head of Lower School | Anna Boodo

Director of ECC | Hayley Architetto
PYP Coordinator | Lisa Vicencio
PYP Lead Teacher | Ruth Piazza

Graphic illustration of the curriculum and key elements of the PYP

Carrollwood Day School began as a preschool with a group of small children who asked big questions. In more than 35 years, that has not changed. Our early childhood program is still about asking big questions and nurturing a small child's curiosity and confidence. 

One thing that has changed is our backyard.  It has become much larger. In fact it is global, which is why beginning with our early childhood program, our curriculum builds on the framework of the International Baccalaureate programmes. Beginning in preschool we introduce our students to inquiry-based learning as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).  It is the first step in an international education that begins in early childhood and lasts a lifetime.