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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to Carrousel School!  Carrousel School houses the Douglas School District’s preschool service programs.  Douglas School District offers a licensed childcare, a fee-based preschool and early intervention services for the district’s youngest learners.  For many children, Carrousel will be their first school related experience.  All Carrousel staff work to make this experience a positive, nurturing one.  We help each child develop the social skills of positive relationships, self-discipline and problem solving.  Using the South Dakota Early Learning Guidelines, we develop academic skills, creativity and positive approaches to learning.

In addition to preschool services, Carrousel houses the Douglas School District’s special services staff.  Offices for the support programs of special education and related services are located there. In addition, service providers for gifted, English as a Second Language, and Family Services have offices at Carrousel School.  The Carrousel School is the contact point for the district’s home school, central testing, homeless, and the before/after school programs.

The Carrousel staff and I look forward to working with you.  All children are important to us. Together with parents and community, we can provide all students with a quality education experience.

Joan Dunmire
Director of Preschool Services
Director of Special Services