Carol’s House

Welcome to Carol’s House! Since 1978 Carol’s House has been providing care, community and cognitive growth to children in Norman, OK. Our program is based upon these principles:
  • respect for each other
  • recognizing and embracing each child as an individual
  • reverence for our earth
  • understanding of others’ rights and feelings
  • social and emotional awareness and the vocabulary to express wants and needs
  • self-reliance and perseverance
  • self regulation
  • safety and good health habits
  • cooperation and kindness between children of many ages
  • community building
  • cognitive achievement
  • fostering curiosity and an excitement for learning
  • thinking outside the box
  • building the skill-set needed for becoming a lifelong learner
  • spending lots of time playing and exploring outdoors
  • having fun and nurturing one’s sense of humor
  • an introduction to rhythm and melody
  • plenty of exposure to open-ended visual art
Art TableDays at Carol’s House revolve around a schedule that provides the stability of routine while allowing plenty of time for children to free play, play games, make visual art, sing, dance and spend plenty of time outside. Children enjoy quiet time on the loft, digging and creating in the sandbox, pretending with the dress up clothes and imaginative toys, drawing, cutting and taping at the rectangle table, building with Lego bricks, blocks, or a myriad of other fine-motor toys that are on hand.  Almost every toy available to the children is rotated out on a weekly or biweekly schedule, keeping interests piqued and children excited.  The toys, games, supplies and curriculum have been collected and developed over the nearly forty years of Carol’s House’s existence, the previous 22 of which have been in our current location, a dedicated center in a house in central Norman, next door to Carol’s house (lower case h,) the original location that is still Carol and Dan’s home.