For over 50 years, Carousel Academy has brought high quality preschool education to hundreds of children in the Lancaster area. Carousel Academy has expanded out of the small house it once occupied, into buildings that are bigger and better equipped to serve children and to give them the best in care and education.

The Academy prides itself on offering high quality early childhood programs for 3 and 4 year olds. We strive to meet the needs of each child academically, socially, and emotionally. Our goal is for all of the children to leave confident, ready, and prepared for their future in education. Carousel Academy works to instill a life long love of learning, play, creativity, imagination, and discovery in each and every child!

Carousel Academy partners with the Lancaster Central School District and North Tonawanda City School District to provide their residents with Universal Pre-K Programs. Carousel also offers 3 and 4 year old programs that are located in the Lancaster area. Each location is carefully outfitted with quality resources and facilities, safe and secure classrooms, and a dedicated staff.

In each Carousel Academy classroom, you will find that the staff is highly educated in the field of early childhood education. Most importantly, though, the staff is committed to the needs of every child that walks through the door. Each day, Carousel Academy strives to create a loving and nurturing environment where every child can discover their love of learning.

Looking for a quality program for your three year old?

Carousel Nursery School (located at 623 Columbia Ave.) is now accepting applications for the three year old program for the upcoming school year! Space is limited and we would like to offer this enriching opportunity to our current Carousel families first.

It is realistic to say that the academic demands on our little ones continue to increase yearly, making a strong early childhood experience a necessity. Carousel would like to work with you to provide an educational foundation for your child that will set them up for academic success in their future.

An academically strong and fun three-year-old program is beneficial on so many levels. Carousel’s academic program allows each child to move at his/her own pace, to develop and refine large muscles, to strengthen small ones, to increase eye-hand coordination and to gain concrete and abstract concepts. Your child’s confidence will soar, making learning fun and ensuring that they are ready for Pre-K!


Please complete the application and return it to your child’s teacher with the $35 Registration fee as soon as possible. Space is limited! If you have any questions regarding the program or would like to schedule a tour, please call 716-683-1782

If you would like to know more about our Universal Pre-K programs, Private Preschool Programs for 3 and 4 year olds, or our Enrichment Program Bricks 4 Kidz, please contact us!

Amanda Karnath, Director: (716) 425-1175

Lancaster Universal Pre-K:
149 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086

North Tonawanda Universal Pre-K:
35 Grant School
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Preschool Programs for 3 & 4 Year Olds:
149 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086