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Director’s Message

On behalf of Carpenter’s Kids and South Haven Baptist Church, I want to welcome you! This is Carpenter’s Kids 37th year of ministering to the needs of preschoolers.  I have had the pleasure of being in the halls of Carpenter’s Kids for sixteen years, first as a teacher and then director. Carpenter’s Kids is a special place where we aspire for children to always feel loved, accepted, and successful.

The vision of Carpenter’s Kids Preschool and Kindergarten is to encourage children in their social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual development. We do this with a developmental style of teaching which translates into hands-on learning. We believe children learn through doing. Our goal is, while meeting their educational needs, to fill the days with unconditional love for your children and family.

As a team, we hope your children are filled with wonderful memories of Carpenter’s Kids classes and traditional special events. Your children and family are important to me and my door is always open to you!

Carmen Schildknecht

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Parent Volunteers

Many of these events provide opportunities for parents to volunteer time in our Carpenter's Kids halls. When these opportunities arise we'll send a note home in your child's backpack for you to fill out and return to our office.

Five aspects of development