• Room 9 at the Carmel Child Development Center (CCDC) is part of the Universal PreKindergarten sponsored by CUSD. It provides a safe and nurturing environment for children the year prior to kindergarten.  The teacher-to-child ratio is 1:8. The teachers provide a developmentally appropriate program designed to develop each child’s critical thinking, sense of competence, and positive feeling toward learning. We believe children are active learners who learn best from activities that are concrete, real, and relevant to their lives. Our program is based on the premise that children learn about the world through their social interactions. Children are encouraged to be active participants in discussions and explorations with the class.

     

Phone: 4391

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Degrees and Certifications:

Holly studied Early Childhood Education at Monterey Peninsula College She holds her Child Center Teaching Permit from the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Holly DeStefano

Holly began teaching at Carmelo in 2015.  She has been working in Early Childhood Education for many years. She has taught toddlers and preschool-age children.

Phone: 3492

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Degrees and Certifications:

Theresa earned her associate's Degree equivalent in Early Childhood Education. She holds her Child Center Teacher and Site Supervisor Permits from the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 

Theresa Curatolo

Theresa began teaching at Carmelo in 2017.  She has worked with infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children for 26 years.