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Charlotte’s Best Stuff For Preschoolers

January 18, 2011 6:10 PM

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Music Together should be high on your list of Charlotte's best stuff for preschoolers. (Credit: musictogether.org)

Music Together should be high on your list of Charlotte’s best stuff for preschoolers. (Credit: musictogether.org)

Preschoolers are not just tiny adults. They have minds full of imagination and wonder and are just waiting to soak in the world around them. Charlotte’s best stuff for preschoolers will help you nurture those minds and fill them with the good things they need to get them growing. – Steve Hartsoe
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Charlotte Montessori School accepts children ages 15 months through kindergarten. (Credit: charlottemontessori.com)

Charlotte Montessori School

219 East Blvd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28203
(704) 332-7733
www.charlottemontessori.com

The area’s premier provider of educational opportunities for preschool children, Charlotte Montessori School accepts children ages 15 months through kindergarten. Designed to instill a life-long love of learning, the curriculum includes music, Spanish and art. Base tuition ranges from $10,000 to $14,577, depending on age and length of school day. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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At Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, children of all ages can watch the planes coming and going from the overlook at the end of runway 18C/36C. (Credit: charlottedouglasintlairport.com)

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Overlook

5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy.
Charlotte, N.C. 28208
(704) 359-4000
www.charlottedouglasintlairport.com

What child doesn’t love airplanes? At Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, children of all ages can watch the planes coming and going from the overlook at the end of runway 18C/36C, located on Old Dowd Road at the back side of the airport. Bring a lunch and stay a while, as picnic facilities are available, or head over to the nearby Carolinas Aviation Museum. Ample parking and plenty of shady grass areas make this a hit with adults as well. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

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Nothing is quite as exciting to a preschooler as a fire truck! (Credit: charmeck.org)

Charlotte Fire Department

Administrative Division
228 E. Ninth St.
Charlotte, N.C. 28202
(704) 336-4174
www.charmeck.org/city/charlotte/fire/Pages/default.aspx

Nothing is quite as exciting to a preschooler as a fire truck! The Charlotte Fire Department has 69 front-line vehicles, including six water-tankers, 41 engines and 15 ladder-trucks in 42 stations. You can schedule a tour with a group or on your own, so preschoolers can get up close and personal with a fire truck and all of the equipment that comes with it. Hours vary.

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Music Together should be high on your list of Charlotte's best stuff for preschoolers. (Credit: musictogetherofcharlotte.org)

Music Together of Charlotte

11944 Pinnacle Point Lane
Charlotte, N.C. 28216
(704) 449-6761
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Raising a little music lover? Then Music Together should be high on your list of Charlotte’s best stuff for preschoolers. By providing young children up to kindergarten age with a place to wiggle while they learn, Music Together promotes music appreciation, creativity and confidence. Families also benefit from their participation in Music Together by forming relationships with like-minded music lovers who desire to share that love with children. Tuition, hours and class schedule varies.

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