Carmelite Child Development Center Undergoes Renovations (June / July 2019)

After thirty-four years of service to the Kirkwood and surrounding communities, the Carmelite Child Development Center is undergoing a major renovation. The school is owned and operated by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus with students aging in range from 2-5. The Carmelite Sisters strive to provide children with a home away from home where they receive a mother’s love. After reviewing the needs of the children, the Sisters decided to renovate the school this summer including security, plumbing, electrical, and front office space. Curriculum upgrades are also coming soon including an atrium for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. “We are so excited to welcome all of our families back to our school and to enjoy the new and improved learning environment,” says Director Kristen Wollaeger. She pointed out that Carmelite strives to be a place of learning, fun and balance for all areas of early childhood development, which, she says, is achieved through flexibility and choice within a well-structured environment, indoor & outdoor play, teacher-direct and self-directed activities. The school considers its Catholic faith the greatest gift and so it influences every area of the childcare curriculum to instill within its children a strong foundation. In their work at the school, the Sisters follow the founder of their order, Blessed Maria Theresa, who says “there is hardly a task more important and of graver consequences than the training of children or the education of youth.” The renovations will assist in this important mission. Anyone interested in learning more can visit the school’s website or visit the school on Facebook.

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