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, and has worked as a Mentor Teacher for Lesley University.
“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 traveling, 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.
The teaching staff at CAPT PAL are experienced, educated, Early Childhood professionals who enjoy working with children. Our excellent team is part of what makes the school so special.
C.A.P.T. PAL Preschool
115 Main Street
Carver, MA 02330
Dorothy McCarthy, Director