About Us
For over 50 years, Carousel Academy has brought high quality Early Childhood Education to hundreds of children in WNY. Ten years ago, Deanna Laduca, took over Carousel Academy to not only continue its longstanding place in Lancaster, but to also reach other families across WNY. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Deanna Laduca understands the demands of education on children and their families. Deanna strives to offer parents that much needed balance of quality education combined with a nurturing and loving environment. Over the past ten years, Carousel Academy has expanded out of the small house it once occupied into buildings that are bigger and better equipped to serve young children and their families.

Carousel Academy was chosen by the Lancaster Central School District, the North Tonawanda City School District, and the Niagara Falls City School District  to provide free Universal Pre-K to their residents. At the Lancaster and North Tonawanda locations, there is a Wraparound Program which offers our UPK families before and afterschool care. At the Lancaster UPK location, we also have a Multi-Age Readiness Center.
Our Early Childhood Campus (formerly known as Aunt Pat's School House) located in East Amherst offers daycare and preschool services to children as young as 6 weeks old. Carousel Academy's warm and inviting facility and resources gives the children the space to grow and learn in a home-like environment.

We are THRILLED to announce our NEW location in Cheektowaga at the AppleTree Business Park  (formerly known as Creative Play Learning Center). We offer daycare and preschool services to children 6 weeks to 4 years old.

Our staff is highly educated and experienced in the field of Early Childhood Education. More importantly, the staff is committed to the needs of each and every child that walks through the door.

Educating WNY's little ones since 1960...

New Location!
Cheektowaga Location
AppleTree Business Park
Daycare & Preschool
2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Phone: (716) 393-3813
Fax: (716) 395-3937
[email protected]

East Amherst Location
Daycare & Preschool
8620 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051
Phone: (716) 636-8700 

Fax: (716) 458-0263
[email protected]gmail.com
M-F: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lancaster Location
Universal Pre-K & Readiness Center
149 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 14086
School: (716) 686-3200 ext. 1113

Administrator: (716) 863-1398
[email protected]
M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Niagara Falls Location
Universal Pre-K 
1330 95th Street, NY 14304
School: (716) 278-7940

Administrator: (716) 863-1398
[email protected]  
M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

North Tonawanda Location
Universal Pre-K 
625 Ohio Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
School: (716) 622-7857  

Administrator: (716) 863-1398
[email protected]  
M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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