C.A.P.T. PAL Preschool is an early childhood program that stresses the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child. We have been located at the United Parish of Carver in Carver, Massachusetts for over 40 years.
Daily Activities include a free-choice period, a snack, followed by a structured session that includes academic instruction, music, storytelling, learning games, art, drama, and physical exercise.
We have an excellent teacher to children ratio. The staff has an extensive background of early childhood education and experience, and is licensed by the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care.
Dorothy McCarthy, Director
Dorothy McCarthy is the Director of CAPT PAL Preschool. She has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Massachusetts' Department of Education certification in grade levels N-3. Dorothy also holds Lead Teacher and Director 2 certifications from the Massachusetts' Department of Early Education and Care. She is an Adjunct Education Professor at Cape Cod Community College.
“I enjoy my job as the Director of CAPT PAL Preschool. I feel very lucky to come to work each day doing something I love. Preschool is a time of tremendous growth, and that is why I find teaching this age so rewarding. We have a dedicated and wonderful staff at CAPT PAL and a long history of excellence in the town. I love the fact that our school has been around long enough to see children of alumni pass through the doors.”
Dorothy and her husband, Christopher, have three daughters and live in Carver. When she is not in the classroom, Dorothy loves being outside. She enjoys gardening, skiing, and going to the beach with her family.
Kathleen Walker, Lead Teacher
Kathleen is the lead teacher at CAPT PAL Preschool. She has degrees in Business and Early Childhood Education. She holds Lead Teacher and Director 2 Certifications from the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care.
“Working at CAPT PAL is such a joy to me. I love spending time with all the children in both learning and play. Creating a special bond with the children and watching them grow and become more confident throughout the year is what I love best.”
Kathleen and her husband, David, live in Carver with their two sons. As a family, they enjoy sports, skiing, and spending time together.
Carrie Foster, Teacher
Carrie is a teacher at CAPT PAL Preschool. She has her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. She plans on pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in the near future.
“It is such a pleasure to come to work in such a loving, positive environment for children. Watching children learn and grow, particularly fostering an early appreciation for reading , is so rewarding.”
Carrie and her husband, Phil, live in Carver with their three sons. As a family, they enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and spending time outdoors.
Brenda Mannix, Assistant Teacher
Brenda Mannix is an Assistant Teacher at CAPT PAL. She holds a Master's Degree in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology. Breda Completed her internship at the Wellington and Burbank Elementary schools in Belmont, MA and worked at the Maquan Elementary School in Hanson, MA before taking time off to raise her family. She is a licensed school psychologist.
"All three of my children have attended CAPT PAL Preschool. It's a wonderful early learning environment. I am looking forward to working with Mrs. McCarthy, Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Foster who are such a credit to the field."
Brenda and her husband Tom live in Carver with their two sons and daughter. I enjoy reading, gardening, yoga and being with my family. Together we enjoy spending time on Cape Cod and New Hampshire, hiking, biking and swimming.
C.A.P.T. PAL Preschool
115 Main Street
Carver, MA 02330
Dorothy McCarthy, Director