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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!
We now offer updated technology in our Preschool, Pre-K, and School-Age classrooms! Preschool and Pre-K children will have the opportunity to use iPads with educational apps and games, as well as soft shapes and letters that interact with the touchscreens. Plus, our Preschool class will have an Inspire Plus interactive table and comfortable, playful seating. Our Pre-K class will feature a STEAM Workshop with hands-on learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math. For our School-Age classroom, we have iPads (with keyboards), tripods for moviemaking, robots for coding, a new gaming system, and a safe Wi-Fi network for homework!
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.