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Early Years Drama Program

At Carousel Players, we believe all children can benefit from drama education.

In this program, trained artist-educators travel to Ontario’s full day kindergarten program classrooms and EarlyON centres to provide a specialized program for children aged 0 to 6 years. Children have the opportunity to engage in creative play and self-expression that enhances and deepens their learning.

Carousel Players carefully crafts our drama education curriculum with the guidance of Early Childhood Education experts to support emergent literacy in pre-grade school children while also engaging in dramatic play.

During the pilot years, the program was offered at no cost to the child care centres.

What We Learned

Read the findings of the Early Years Drama Program Pilot HERE

 This pilot program was supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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Carousel Players is thrilled by the positive outcomes of the Early Years Drama Pilot Program. We hope to continue to provide this programming in early learning centres at no cost to families, and are seeking donations and support to help achieve this goal.

Each program of 8 sessions costs $600 if delivered virtually or $750 if delivered in person. Community members can support this program through directed individual donations or sponsorships.

If you wish to help bring Early Years Drama classes to Niagara’s children, donate on this page or contact Kate Leathers (General Manager) at or 905-682-8326 *23 to discuss how you would like to be involved.

Support Early Years Drama

Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt at the end of the calendar year.