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In business since: 1993
Total Employees: 2-10
Awards & Accreditations
Valerie's preschool has been going strong for 20 years! She loves kids! Valerie holds has a master's in Reading, Literacy and Early Childhood Education from Purdue and Ball State. She is the author of 13 books about how to use literature in the classroom. The books are published by Highsmith Press with her pen name. Valerie has presented workshops and keynote speeches for Indiana's state reading (ISRA) conferences, library (ILF, CYPD, ALA) conferences, and young children's conferences (IAEYC) for many years.

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Hours

Monday :
7:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday :
7:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday :
7:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday :
7:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday :
7:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Pre-K $ 7.5 per hour 1
Preschool $ 7.5 per hour 1
*availability last updated on 02/17/2015
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)

Ratings & Reviews

( 5)
Meghan H
05/22/2014
I cannot say enough good things about ABC Preschool. I tell people all the time how lucky we are to have found Valerie. Our 4.5 year old daughter Madelynn absolutely loves "her school." She comes home every day with a handful projects she has done throughout the day. From both academic and social standpoints we feel very confidant that she will be more than prepared for elementary school. Valerie and her staff are passionate about teaching! We love ABC Preschool and highly recommend it!
Cindy S
07/31/2013
My family had the good fortune to spend 4 years with the wonderful teachers at ABC Preschool & Kindergarten - 2 with my son and 2 with my daughter. The academic and social foundation that they received was outstanding - by far, better than any other I have ever experienced as a teacher or as a parent! Valerie uses the Indiana State standards for Early Childhood Education to guide all of her curriculum and instruction decisions. With that, she uses her vast knowledge of Differentiated Instruction to provide a wide variety of opportunities for the children beyond the basics of reading and math (such as Spanish, sign language, experiments, art, music/dance, and yoga). ABC Preschool & Kindergarten is the best of both worlds - an awesome "school" that is provided in the comfort and security of a home environment. The classroom area is warm and inviting with a plethora of activities for the children to engage in - from tactile to technology. The backyard play area is every child's dream! The experiences and memories that my children have from ABC Preschool go well beyond the school. They LOVED every minute of being there. As a parent, it is a wonderful blessing to be able to send your children to a place where you know they will be loved and nurtured as they were here!
Marie T
07/31/2013
My children get the best learning for those important years of their development. I have a 3 year old child with SPD (sensory perception disorder) and she gets all of the right activities to help her grow, while my 4 year old who enjoys art projects and academic learning, flourishes with the way the teachers adapt to each of their levels with activities. Here are some of the highlights that makes ABC stand out:
*Heavy emphasis on character building, self esteem and confidence
*Highly qualified teachers
*Separate groups for learning based on individual development
*Healthy lunches and snacks
*A full day of stimulation and activity, they always fall asleep on the way home
*Everyday they come home with a pile of projects, not just one or two
*LOTS of outdoor play, from science projects to trikes and swings.
*Very secure premises and they always use good health and safety precautions
*I ALWAYS know how my children are doing, socially and academically from the teachers
Thanks Mrs. L for everything you have done for my girls, they will be all ready to take on Kindergarten!
Elizabeth B
07/26/2013
I can't say enough great things about ABC preschool! I have had the pleasure sending my boys there on and off for over 13 years (yes, I have a 9 year difference between my 1st and 3rd child). Being a former teacher in the Carmel Clay school system, Valerie has a close relatiionship with all the local elementary schools, so she does a fantastic job of preparing her preschoolers for the kindergarten experience. She does it in a loving and positive way through games, lessons, hands on science activities, reading, art, outside experiences, drama, music, etc. Valerie also accomodates all learning styles, and is very creative with her lesson plans. Not only did my children learn and have fun, they also became much more independant which has carried over to the home environment. Having the half day or full day option was so helpful given what my work schedule was at the time or what my child needs were at the time. Also, I loved that a healthy lunch and snack were provided. It was one last thing I had to do on those hectic mornings, but at the same time, it is perfectly exceptable to pack a lunch for those picky ones or anyone with any allergies. Again, I found that this school is so accomodating! You and child will have a great expericence at ABC Preschool. I know we did three times over!
Monica B
07/25/2013
ABC Preschool is a first rate school! I have had the pleasure of sending my two boys to this school and have worked there for the past three years. Unfortunately, my husband's job took us out of Indiana, so I am currently unable to teach there now. I can never say enough good things about this program and the quality education that the ABC children receive. Valerie is a very intuitive teacher and works very hard to make sure that these children get their personal educational needs met. My boys LOVED going there and loved visiting after they graduated. I find this to be true with all of the kids that attend ABC Preschool. You should check it out. You and your child will not be disappointed.
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