A Typical Day at Carol’s

Hours of Operation

Carol’s Learning Academy (CLA) is open every Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. CST, with the exception of nationally observed holidays. Please note that a late fee of $1.00 per minute will be enforced for any parent or guardian picking up their child after 6:00 pm. Please read the Policy sections and the complete handbook to read all policies related to holidays & absences, pick-up and drop-off.

Daily Schedule

7:00 a.m. center opens/freeplay
7:30 a.m. breakfast and bathroom
8:30 a.m. circle time
9:00-10:00 a.m. structured activities preschool program
10:00-10:30 a.m. structured activities preschool program/snacks offered
10:30 a.m. outside play (weather permitting)
11:30 a.m. clean up and prepare for lunch
12:00 p.m. lunchtime and bathroom
12:45-3:00 p.m. storytime and naptime
3:00 p.m. afternoon snack and bathroom
3:30 p.m. outside play(weather permitting)
5:00 p.m. free play/snack
5:30 p.m. clean up/prepare to go home
6:00 p.m. center closes


Breakfast (7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.)

-Includes assorted cereals and milk/soy milk

Snacks (10-10:30 a.m.)

-Served with juice and includes assorted fruits, yogurt, pudding, cheese, applesauce, bread, butter and jelly

*Occasionally special treats are served (ice cream, cupcake, muffins, cookies, etc.)

Lunch (12:00-12:45 P.M.)

Hot/cold meals

Snacks (3:00 P.M.)

Current menus are available upon request. Food allergies and restrictions must be noted to CLA and your child’s teacher.


Each child is a unique individual with different social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs. We provide a stimulating and nurturing learning environment that contributes to the overall development of each child. Our curriculum is formulated to target the different development stages for ages from 3 to 12 years old. The goals and focus of our program include the following subjects. Parents are welcome to discuss the complete curriculum with CLA staff.

Language development is an important aspect of learning. Language Arts include listening, speaking, writing and reading. The children learn to read and write both the uppercase and lowercase forms of the letter, learn the sound the letter makes and identify words beginning with that letter. After the children learn a few letters, they begin blending those letters together to read simple words.The children are taught and encouraged to listen to short stories and bits of information shared by their classmates.

Children learn and recognize the numerals and quantities. The children develop skills for counting and writing basic numbers. They also learn the concepts of matching, ordering, same and different, and large and small.

The best way for children to learn about their world is through hands-on experiences. We provide various on-going activities that allow children to participate in taking care of living creatures, appreciate nature and animals, and learn about how things work.

Music and Movement
Music and movement activities enhance the fine and gross motor development of children. Children learn music and songs while they interact by clapping, hopping, dancing, marching.

Children are taught to use art materials appropriately, to have respect for the work of others, and to clean up when they are done with their projects. Children work on art projects using a number of different materials. Each month there is a new theme to help children have a broad experience across a number of subjects.

Sensory activities help your child with concentration, organization, hand-eye coordination and independence. Our program help children learn about their senses by using them and talking about what they are experiencing.


Each day at noon, all classrooms from preschool to kindergarten will have nap time. Naptime is required by law.


Carols Learning Academy will be closed on nationally observed holidays. Please see the Policy section for the complete list of nationally observed holidays for the calendar year.

Birthdays & Special Occasions

We welcome and celebrate birthdays and special occasions at CLA. We gladly and only welcome store bought treats for these occasions. Due to privacy regulations, we cannot disclose another family’s address. If you need to mail something to one of our families, please give it to a director and we will address it and mail it for you.