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Welcome to The Children’s Courtyard educational daycare here in Concord, NC! My name is Kristen and I am the center director. We offer Infant Care, Toddler programs, Preschool and other early education options, including School-Age care.
We have new technology in our Preschool, Pre-K and School-Age classrooms! Preschool and Pre-K children have iPads with educational apps, plus, our preschool class has an Inspire Plus interactive table and our Pre-K class features a STEAM Workshop with learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. For our school-agers we have iPads, tripods for moviemaking, robots for coding and more!
Our teachers participate in various training opportunities throughout the year to stay current in the field of early childhood education. They are all passionate about the care and education of young children!
We encourage parental involvement and host numerous events for families including holiday parties, open houses and more!
Please stop by for a tour of our wonderful Children’s Courtyard in Concord, NC! We cannot wait to meet you!
Elective programs allow students to learn by exploring creative outlets that will help them advance in the future—while giving your family more free time on evenings and weekends. We offer:
Fitness, Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Literacy
In our Preschool and Pre-K classrooms your child will discover opportunities to be creative, engage their mind and body, collaborate with friends, and learn new things. Some enhancements in the classrooms include iPads with educational apps; flexible seating options so children can move as they learn; hands-on STEAM activities with robots for early coding.
In our School-Age classroom, your child will find an immersive educational environment that is the perfect setting for productive, engaging mornings and afternoons, as we help them to be thinkers, makers, and doers. Some enhancements in this classroom include:
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, SIDS, BSAC, Playground Safety, Crisis Intervention, Fire Safety
I have called this school home since doors opened in 2007. I'm a former police officer, foster parent and author, and was named the 2009 WBTV Hometown Hero of the Year. I love being helpful to others and helping each child feel valued and important.
Education: Early Childhood Education Credentials, Level 1 Administration Credentials
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, SIDS, Playground Safety, BSAC, Fire Safety
I have worked in early childhood education for 17 years. I have also worked at this location for nine years as an infants, twos, and school age teacher before becoming an administrator. I'm foster parent and have three daughters. I love my relationships with the children and families.
Education: A.A. in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Certifications: BSAC, SIDS, CPR/First Aid, Fire Safety, Health and Wellness Coach, Level 3 Early Childhood Administration Credentials
I work to be an advocate for children, ensuring that they are treated with respect and kindness. I ensure implementation of the curriculum throughout the school and am committed to helping children and teachers reach their highest potentials.