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Nursery School Directory

 

The information in this list has been collected from the preschools serving the Shoreham-Wading River and Rocky Point communities. Inclusion in this guide does not imply library recommendation. Parents are advised to contact and visit any school or program they are considering.
  • Name of School: Alternatives for Children
    Address: 1116 Main Road, Aquebogue, New York 11931 PO Box 1120 Aquebogue, NY 11931
    Phone: 631-722-2170
    Director: Marie E. Ficano, Ed. D., Executive Director. Donna Menna, Janet Davis-Lowe
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private – Licensed Child Day Care Center; Early Intervention Evaluation/Services; Special Education Preschool Evaluations/Programs; Special Education related services of occupational, physical, speech, and music therapy; Universal Prekindergarten
    Transportation: Limited to County/School District approval
    Class Size: Class size varies based on age and regulations.
    Child/Staff Ratio: As per OCFS child day care and NYS Ed. Dept. regulations.
    Sessions: Half day, Full day options
    Age Levels: 3-5 years old
    Fee Scale: Half/Full day(s). Fee schedule upon request.
    Other Comments: Child Day Care Center. Preschool Special Education. Full complement of related services: speech and language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, psychological and social work services. An early literacy curriculum is utilized. Nurse on staff. Technology, augmentative communication and computer programs – individual and group. Comprehensive evaluations birth to five years of age. www.AlternativesForChildren.org 

 

  • Name of School: Alternatives for Children
    Address: 168 Hill Street, Southampton, New York 11968
    Phone: 631-283-3272
    Director: Marie E. Ficano, Ed. D., Executive Director. Donna Menna, Kelly Hamblin
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private – Licensed Child Day Care Center; Early Intervention Evaluation/Services; Special Education Preschool Evaluations/Programs; Special Education related services of occupational, physical, speech, and music therapy; Universal Prekindergarten
    Transportation: Limited to County/School District approval
    Class Size: Class size varies based on age and regulations.
    Child/Staff Ratio: As per OFCS child day care and NYS Ed. Dept. regulations.
    Sessions: Half day, full day options
    Age Levels: 3-5 years old
    Fee Scale: Based on age of child, half day//full day(s).
    Other Comments: Child Day Care Center. Preschool Special Education. Full complement of related services: speech and language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, psychological and social work services. An early literacy curriculum is utilized. Nurse on staff. Technology, augmentative communication and computer programs – individual and group. Comprehensive evaluations birth to five years of age. www.AlternativesForChildren.org

 

  • Name of School: Alternatives for Children
    Address: 14 Research Way, East Setauket, New York 11733
    Phone: 631-331-6400
    Director: Marie E. Ficano, Ed.D., Executive Director. Lisa Caselles, Leondra Buscemi
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private – Licensed Child Day Care Center; Early Intervention Evaluation/Services; Special Education Preschool Evaluations/Programs; Special Education related services of occupational, physical, speech, and music therapy; Universal Prekindergarten
    Transportation: County/School District
    Class Size: Class size varies based on age and regulations.
    Child/Staff Ratio: As per OFCS child day care and NYS Ed. Dept. regulations
    Sessions: Half day and full day options
    Age Levels: Infants – Toddlers, 3-5 years old
    Fee Scale: Half/Full day(s). Fee schedule upon request.
    Other Comments: Child Day Care Center. Preschool Special Education. Full complement of related services: speech and language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, psychological and social work services. An early literacy curriculum is utilized. Nurse on staff. Technology, augmentative communication and computer programs – individual and group. Comprehensive evaluations birth to five years of age. www.AlternativesForChildren.org

 

  • Name of School: Alternatives for Children
    Address: 600 South Service Rd. Dix Hills, NY 11746
    Phone: 631-271-0777
    Director: Marie E. Ficano, Ed., Executive Director. Beth Apostdi, Vivienne Viera
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private – Licensed Child Day Care Center; Early Intervention Evaluation/Services; Special Education Preschool Evaluations/Programs; Special Education related services of occupational, physical, speech, and music therapy; Universal Prekindergarten
    Transportation: Limited to County/School District approval
    Class Size: Class size varies based on age and regulations
    Child/Staff Ratio: As per child day care and NYS Ed. Dept. regulations
    Sessions: Half day/full day options
    Age Levels: Infants – Toddlers, 3-5 years old
    Fee Scale: Based on age of child, half/full day(s). Fee schedule upon request.
    Other Comments: Child Day Care Center. Preschool Special Education. Full complement of related services: speech and language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, psychological and social work services. An early literacy curriculum is utilized. Nurse on staff. Technology, augmentative communication and computer programs – individual and group. Comprehensive evaluations birth to five years of age. www.AlternativesForChildren.org

 

  • Name of School: Children’s Community Head Start Birth to Five
    Address: 400 Sheep Pasture Road, Port Jefferson, New York 11777 & 2210 Smithtown Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
    Phone: 631-476-9698
    Director: Chrissy Beatty
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Federally funded Child Care Program
    Transportation: None.
    Class Size: Early Head Start: 0-3 years; Head Start: 3-5 years
    Child/Staff Ratio: Early Head Start: 8 per class; Head Start: 15-17 per class
    Sessions: Full Day, 9:00am – 3:30pm
    Age Levels: 0-5 years
    Fee Scale: Free – need to meet eligibility requirements (Federal Poverty Guidelines of Categorical eligibility – SSI, TANF, Foster, Homeless)
    Other Comments: UPK Program- 2 1/2 hrs. AM/PM Sessions. CPC has been providing quality childcare programs for over 30 years. With a program in Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson. CPC operates a Head Start program as well as an intergenerational program for older adults. The nutrition program includes a full breakfast, hot lunch, and nutritious snacks.

 

  • Name of School: First Friends Daycare
    Address: Shoreham, New York 11786
    Phone: 631-335-8908
    Director: Lorraine Houlihan
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private Daycare / Pre-school curriculum
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 10-14
    Child/Staff Ratio: 10-14 children; 2-3 adults
    Sessions: 8:00 – 4:00
    Age Levels: 2 years to 5 years
    Fee Scale: Call for fee schedule
    Other Comments: Licensed Insured Provider. Member of the Childcare Council of Suffolk County. CPR certified with first aid. I provide a safe, healthy, loving environment. Children are involved in a preschool curriculum which follows monthly themes. Monthly guest for music time and sign language lessons. All meals included. Come join our wonderful community program.

 

  • Name of School: Footsteps to Learning
    Address: 265 Mt. Sinai-Coram Road, Coram, New York 11727
    Phone: 631-732-2323
    Director: Miss Mella (Carmela Livingston)
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Licensed Day Care Center & Preschool
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 2 yr olds 8-10; 3 year olds 12-18 ; 4 year olds 14-21
    Child/Staff Ratio: (2yr olds 4:1) (3yr olds 6:1) (4yr olds 7:1)
    Sessions: 2 half days; 3 half days; 5 half days, 2 full days; 3 full days; 5 full days and extended care
    Age Levels: 2, 3 and 4
    Fee Scale: Call for information
    Other Comments: We are nut free. We offer extended hours (7:00 am to 6:00 pm) for our preschool children and a before and aftercare program Longwood’s k-4 children. We are proud to say that we are celebrating our 23rd year and that our teachers have been with us for many years. Please visit our website: missmellas.com for more information and lots of photos.

 

  • Name of School: Harbor View Daycare
    Address: 605 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Phone: 631-928-7532
    Director: Lora Cunningham
    Type of Program(private or co-op):
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: Pre-K: 12; Toddlers: 8; Infants: 8
    Child/Staff Ratio: 2 year olds: 1:5 max; 3 year olds: 1:6max; 4 year olds: 1:6max
    Sessions: Open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
    Age Levels: 6 weeks to Pre-K
    Fee Scale: Varies
    Other Comments: Harbor View understands that children’s growth changes constantly and that no two children are alike.  We pride ourselves with a very qualified and experienced staff.  We maintain a low student to teacher ratio.  This low ratio will teachers to give your child the time and attention that is so crucial during this time of growing. www.HarborViewDaycare.net

 

  • Name of School: Just Kids Early Learning Center
    Address: 35 Longwood Rd. Middle Island, NY 11953
    Phone: 631-924-0008
    Director: Denise McGrath, Principal.
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private Early Intervention Preschool
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 12 – 18 Children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 12:1:2, Or 18:2:1
    Sessions: Full Day: 8:30am – 2:30pm; Half Day: AM – 8:30am – 11:30am, or PM – 12:00pm – 2:30pm
    Age Levels: 3-5 years
    Fee Scale: $98 – $587
    Other Comments: Integrated program serving the needs of both disabled & non-disabled young children in the same classroom. The program is designed to meet the individual needs of all children in a “whole child” model focused on physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and language development. Teachers provide a supportive learning environment which offers opportunities for children to use their imagination, explore and play. www.JustKidsSchool.com

 

  • Name of School: Kelly’s Kids
    Address: Shoreham, NY 11786
    Phone: 631-209-2423
    Director: Kelly Azzara
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Family Daycare (private)
    Transportation: Provided by parents.
    Class Size: 6 full time and 2 before/after school
    Child/Staff Ratio: 6:1
    Sessions: 7:00am – 5:00 pm
    Age Levels: 18 months to 12 years of age
    Fee Scale: $210.00 per week for full time; $42.00 per day for part time; Infants 18 months & younger $50.00
    Other Comments: NYS licensed and certified; member of Child Care Council of Suffolk County; CPR and first aid certified. BA in Early Education. Indoor and outdoor play. Preschool curriculum. Your child’s home away from home. Lots of TLC and fun! All meals included.

 

  • Name of School: Kiddie Academy of Wading River
    Address: 5952 Route 25A, Wading River, New York 11792
    Phone: 631-929-4800
    Director: Christina St. Nicholas
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Daycare, Childcare, Preschool, Pre-K, & School Age Before & After
    Transportation: Local district buses
    Class Size: Size varies
    Child/Staff Ratio: Infant 1:4; Toddler 1:5; Nursery 1:5; Preschool 1:7; Pre-K 1:8
    Sessions: Full Day: 2, 3 & 5 day; Half Day: AM 2, 3 & 5 day
    Age Levels: 6 weeks – 11 years
    Fee Scale: Varies – Part Time/Full time and Half Day options
    Other Comments: Kiddie Academy of Wading River has a 98% Parent Satisfaction rate. We are preparing all children for the next step into Elementary School. Our full day and half day programs provide a full breakfast and hot lunch. Our schoolage before care and aftercare provide nutritional snacks and homework assistance. Vacation care is available for children who attend the public schools up to age 11.  www.KiddieAcademy.com/WadingRiver

 

  • Name of School: Kiddie Kampus Inc. of Medford
    Address: 3235 Route 112 Bldg.#5, Medford, NY 11763
    Phone: Phone: 631-698-6673
    Director: Rachel Norton
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private Child Care & Preschool Center
    Transportation: No transportation provided
    Class Size: Infants (6 weeks – 12 months) – 6 children; Toddlers (12 – 24 months) – 8 children; Preschool 2 year old class – 10 children; Preschool 3 year old class – 14 children; Preschool 4 & 5 year old class – 19 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: NYS Office of Children & Family Services Child Care Regulations – Ages 6 weeks – 18months: 1:4; Ages 18-36 months: 1:5; 3-year-olds: 1:7; 4-year-olds: 1:8
    Sessions: AM Program: 8:30am-12:30pm; PM Program: 1:30pm-5:30pm; School Day Program: 8:30am-3pm; Full Day Program: 8am-6pm
    Age Levels: 6 weeks to 5 years old
    Fee Scale: Call for tuition information – Tuition based on age of the child program and amount of days a week
    Other Comments: Kiddie Kampus offers a curriculum based program in a structure, safe, learning-environment for all children. We offer an academic program September through June, as well as a Summer Program. Programs are offered 2, 3, 4 & 5 days a week. We open at 7am for early morning care.

 

  • Name of School: Kids of Miller Place
    Address: 43 Echo Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11764
    Phone: 631-403-4790
    Director: Donata Oliva
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: No transportation for preschool; bus transportation for Miller Place School District school-aged children
    Class Size: Toddlers: 9 maximum; 3-year-olds: 16 maximum; 4-year-olds: 21 maximum
    Child/Staff Ratio: Toddlers – 1:5; 3’s – 1:7, 4’s – 1:8
    Sessions: Half Day Sessions: 9:00am-11:30am or 12:30pm-3:00pm; Full Day Sessions 9:00am-3:00pm; Open for Before & After Care 7:00am-6:00pm
    Age Levels: 18 months – 5th grade
    Fee Scale: Varies based on schedule
    Other Comments: Visit our website at www.kidsofmillerplace.com

 

  • Name of School: Kids World Nursery School
    Address: 21 Center Court, Wading River Center Moriches, NY 11934
    Phone: 631-874-6210
    Director: Wendy Watson
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Provide by parents
    Class Size: Toddlers – 9; 3 year olds – 12; 4 year olds – 11
    Child/Staff Ratio: Toddlers – 1:4.5; 3 year olds – 1:6; 4 year olds – 1:5.5
    Sessions: Full Day 7:30am – 5:30pm
    Age Levels: 18 months to 5 years
    Fee Scale: $55/day
    Other Comments: We are a full time daycare, NYS licensed, open 7:30am – 5:30pm. We’ve been in business 18+ years. Our staff is educated by NYS guidelines. Walk-ins welcome.

 

  • Name of School: Land of Little People
    Address: 12 Monroe Street, Rocky Point, NY 11778
    Phone: 631-849-4784
    Director: Michelle Wienczorkowski
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Parent transportation
    Class Size: 12 Students
    Child/Staff Ratio: 12/2
    Sessions: We are open from 7am to 6pm. Limited half days available.
    Age Levels: 18 months to 5 years old.
    Fee Scale: Our full day prices are as follows: 5 days a week-$925 mo; 4 days $800mo; 3 days $610mo; 2 days $400mo. Call for 1/2 day rates.
    Other Comments: We are a full day child care center/preschool. Our small scale allows us to be your child’s home away from home. We provide an educationally sound program as well as providing a happy, secure environment.

 

  • Name of School: LI Child Care
    Address: 9 & 10 Glenmere Lane, Coram, NY 11727
    Phone: 631-331-9421
    Director: Yvonne Bonasera
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Provided to Longwood Schools and Private Schools
    Class Size: Varies by age
    Child/Staff Ratio: Varies by age
    Sessions: Part Time/ Full Time/ Flexible AM/PM
    Age Levels: 12 months – 13 years
    Fee Scale: Varies
    Other Comments: We are a 2 facility Child Care Center situated on 3 acres. We offer affordable, flexible options designed to meet all families’ needs. We are open during all School breaks and closings. Registration is ongoing. www.LIChildCare.com 

 

  • Name of School: Libby’s Landing
    Address: 11 Robert Ct., Shoreham, N.Y. 11786
    Phone: 631-744-4880
    Director: Kelly Libby
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private Family Daycare
    Transportation: provided by parents
    Class Size: 6 full time and 2 before/after school
    Child/Staff Ratio: 6-1
    Sessions: M-F 7:30-5:30
    Age Levels: 6 mos – 12 years.
    Fee Scale: Call for rates.
    Other Comments: NYS licensed and certified, CPR and First Aid Certified, Member of Suffolk County Childcare Council. Experienced educator and caregiver providing a preschool curriculum which follows monthy themes in a warm nurturing environment. Circle time, music and movement, art education, computers, outdoor play.

 

  • Name of School: Marion Kenney Group Family Daycare, Inc.
    Address: 464 Remsen Rd., Wading River, NY 11792
    Phone: 631-929-4301
    Director: Marion G. Kenney
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 12-16 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 3:1
    Sessions: Full day & part time available
    Age Levels: 6 weeks – 12 years
    Fee Scale: $60/day, $250/week
    Other Comments: Marion Kenney Group Family Daycare, Inc has been in business for over 30 years and has a wonderful reputation. We have a great program for all age children. We learn without stress, enjoy healthy, home-cooked meals, arts & craft, storytime, singing time, circle time and more. Please call for any further additional information and to put your mind at ease. The staff would love to assist you in feeling comfortable when you need to leave your child.

 

  • Name of School: Montessori Children
    Address: 1660 Route 112 Suite B, Port Jefferson Station, NY, 11776
    Phone: 631-320-3030
    Director: Sharon Glasson
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private Preschool
    Transportation: Transportation not provided
    Class Size: 15-25 Children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 8:1
    Sessions: M-F 9:30-12:00 (AM program). M-F 12-2:30 (PM program).
    Age Levels: 2 1/2 – 5 years
    Fee Scale: Fair fee – Given at the tour
    Other Comments: www.MontessoriPreSchoolPortJefferson.com 

 

  • Name of School: North Shore Christian School
    Address: 324 Jayne Blvd. Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
    Phone: 631-473-2222
    Director: Mr. Margaret Morena, Principal
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: N/A
    Class Size: 3 year old-maximum 16 students. 4 year old-maximum 20 students
    Child/Staff Ratio: Maximum 3 yr old- 8/1. Maximum 4 yr old- 10/1.
    Sessions: 1/2 day programs for 3’s and 4’s, full day available for 4 year olds
    Age Levels: 3 & 4 year olds
    Fee Scale: Phone the school office for fees and further information and to make an appointment for a school tour.
    Other Comments:

 

  • Name of School: North Shore Montessori School
    Address: 218 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY 11790
    Phone: 631-689-8273
    Director: Meg Sheehan
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private Non-Profit
    Transportation: Kindergarten is provided bus transportation through their home school district.
    Class Size: Toddlers/Stepping Stones: 12 students; Preschool/Kindergarten/Children’s House: 21 students
    Child/Staff Ratio: Toddlers 5:1; Pre-K 8:1
    Sessions: Half Day 8:45am-11:45 am; Full Day 8:45-2:45pm; Extended Care 7:30am-5:30pm
    Age Levels: 18 months – 6 years
    Fee Scale: Varies depending on program
    Other Comments: Variety of Enrichment Programs offered including Art, Music, Physical Education, Yoga, Spanish and Cooking. American Montessori Society Full Member DayCare Licensed. www.NorthShoreMontessori.com

 

  • Name of School: On My Own Preschool
    Address: 233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
    Phone: 631-476-9059
    Director: Director Debbie Bender, Teacher Miss Jen
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private Preschool
    Transportation: Drop off and pick up by parents. No bus
    Class Size: 12-15
    Child/Staff Ratio: About 6 or 7 to 1.
    Sessions: 3 yr. olds Tues. and Thurs. AM 9-11:30, PM 12-2:30. 4yr olds M/W/F AM 9-11:30 PM 12-2:30
    Age Levels: 2 1/2-5
    Fee Scale: Depends on days and session. Half day or full day. Please call for details.
    Other Comments: Very accommodating, fun atmosphere. Playroom and classroom for children along with outdoor playground. Child gets skills for kindergarten and even first grade.

 

  • Name of School: Pine Tree Day Nursery
    Address: 811 Roanoke Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
    Phone: 631-727-9340
    Director: Ryan Carr
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: Infants: 8; Preschool: 14; Toddlers: 15; Pre-K: 18
    Child/Staff Ratio: 6 weeks old: 4:1; 18 months: 5:1; Preschool: 7:1; Pre-K: 9:1
    Sessions: All Day program from 6:30am – 6:30pm
    Age Levels: 6 weeks to 6 years
    Fee Scale: $265: full time, 5 days
    Other Comments: www.PineTreeDayNursery.com 

 

  • Name of School: Planet Kids Early Learning Child Care
    Address: 635 Middle Country Road, Coram, NY 11727
    Phone: 631-451-8717
    Director: Alice Mauro
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Middle Country School District for grades K-8
    Class Size: Vary
    Child/Staff Ratio: Vary
    Sessions: Part Time and Full Time Sessions Available. Open 6:30am-6:30pm
    Age Levels: 6 weeks to age 12
    Fee Scale: Varies based on age and schedule
    Other Comments: www.PlanetKidsChildCareNY.com
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  • Name of School: Play Groups School
    Address: 52 Old Post Road, East Setauket, NY 11733
    Phone: 631-751-9843
    Director: Maddy Friedman and Kathy Rademacher
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Parent Co-Op
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 2 years: 10; 3 years: 13; 4 years: 15
    Child/Staff Ratio: 2 years 5:1; 3 years 6:1; 4 years 7:1
    Sessions: AM & PM Full Day available. Before and After Care available. Enrichment programs for 4 year olds
    Age Levels: 2 – 4 years
    Fee Scale: Contact Us
    Other Comments: We have all certified teachers. We have a spectacular outdoor classroom. We are NAEYC accredited. Please come visit us for more information. OCFS Licensed. www.PlayGroupsSchool.com

 

  • Name of School: Reach for the Stars Pre-School and Day Care
    Address: 1720 Middle Country Road, Ridge, New York 11961
    Phone: 631-205-5400
    Director: Director: Jennifer L. Villacci; Assistant Director: Dawn M. Villacci Dorsa. *Directors are always on premises
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private, family owned and operated, hands-on child centered, multi-cultural, & whole language approach, NYS certified curriculum, kindergarten readiness, basic sign language & Spanish
    Transportation: Provided by the parent: “Child Valet” parking during class times
    Class Size:
    Child/Staff Ratio: Pre-K Programs: 16:2 (16 Students to 1 NYS Certified Teacher & 1 Teacher Assistant); 3-year-old programs: 14:2 (14 Students to 1 NYS Certified Teacher & 1 Teacher Assistant); 2-year-old Program: 10:2 (10 Students to 1 NYS Certified Teacher & 1 Teacher Assistant); Infants 6 weeks to 18 months: 4:1 (8 Children to 2 Certified Care Givers).
    Sessions: Infant Daycare: 1-5 days per week between 7:30am-5:30pm; 2’s M-F 7:30am-5:30pm OR 2-3 days per week 9:00am-11:00am; 3’s M-F 7:30am-5:30pm (4,7, or 10 hours) OR 2-3 days per week A.M. 9:00-11:30am/P.M. 12:30-3:00pm; 4’s M-F 9:00-11:45am OR 12:30-3:15pm/ 2-3 days per week AM 9:00-11:45am OR PM 12:30-3:15; Before, Between and After Care is available: 7:30am-9:00am, 11:30am-12:30pm, and 3:00pm-5:30pm
    Age Levels: 6 weeks – Pre-K
    Fee Scale: Please call – this varies according to the program your child is signed up for. Tutition payment plans are available. Family discounts are applied to all families signing up two or more children. There is also a discount for parent(s) who are active in the armed forces. Full time and part time rates given to all families.
    Other Comments: Children learn through in our heated/air-conditioned, spacious and brightly colored classrooms. Children learn to share, care, and respect one another. They are encouraged to socialize and problem solve as they explore in our hands-on centers. Pre-reading and kindergarten readiness is incorporated in our NYS certified curriculum. Children learn basic Spanish and sign language as part of our curriculum. Large motor skills are fostered in our outdoor playground with tricycle track. We are family owned and operated. Our director(s) are always on site. We are a New York State Certified School and NYS Licensed in daycare through the OCFS. All of our teachers are New York State Certified. Our staff is MAT, CPR, and First Aid Certified. We also offer a unique Music Program, Read to Me/Library Program along with learning tablets in our 3 & 4 year old rooms. These programs foster creativity and reinforce concepts and skills. High Tech security system that record for extra security are installed throughout the building. These cameras are in every room, including main entrances, and on the playground. Summer Fun Camp is offered from 9:30-12:30 for children 18 months – 5 years; 1-6 week sessions are available. Registration for our Pre-School programs and daycare begin each January. Registration is ongoing throughout the year. Families may enroll at our Open House for the following September. There is no cutoff date for registration. If programs are open, then enrollment is open. www.ReachForTheStarsPreschool.com 

 

  • Name of School: Saint Anselm’s Academy
    Address: 4 Woodville Road, PO Box 606 Shoreham, NY 11786.
    Phone: 631-744-2560
    Director: Lorraine Bennardo
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private – Episcopal School
    Transportation: Not Offered
    Class Size: Infant Program – 8 children; Toddler Program – 10 children; Pre-K class sizes range from 14 – 16 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: Infant – 4:1; Toddler – 5:1; Pre-K (3 year olds) – 7:1; Pre-K (4 year olds) – 8:1
    Sessions: Pre-School Sessions: 9:00am-12:00pm; 9:00am-3:00pm; 12:30pm-3:30pm Extended Child Care 6:30am-9:00am; 3:00pm-6:30pm; 3:30pm-6:30pm
    Age Levels: Infants to School Age (10 year olds)
    Fee Scale: Tuition is reviewed during the tour. Schedule a tour with our office.
    Other Comments: School age before & after care. Busing available for Shoreham-Wading River School District. Program hours are 6:30AM to 6:00PM.

 

  • Name of School: St. Anthony’s Small Friars
    Address: 614 Route 25A,  Rocky Point, NY 11778
    Phone: 631-821-1912
    Director: Anne Tascarella
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 3-year-old: 12 children per class; 4-year-old: 14-16 per class
    Child/Staff Ratio: 3’s: 6:1; 4’s: 7/8:1
    Sessions: 2, 3, or 5 Day Programs. AM: 9:30am-12:00pm / PM: 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Age Levels: 3-4 years
    Fee Scale: Please call for information
    Other Comments: Please call school for information. www.StARockyPoint.com 

 

  • Name of School: St. Isidore School New Beginnings Pre-K Program
    Address: 515 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
    Phone: 631-727-1650
    Director: Helen Anne Livingston
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Provide own transportation
    Class Size: 16
    Child/Staff Ratio: 16:2
    Sessions: M-F 9:00am-2:30pm
    Age Levels: 3 and 4 year olds
    Fee Scale: Varies by number of days attending
    Other Comments: Our philosophy is to provide your child with a safe risk taking educational environment. Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth. We foster a caring, loving atmosphere while meeting the needs of each child. Child must be potty trained. www.SISRiverhead.com 

 

  • Name of School: St. John’s Pre-School
    Address: 1488 North Country Road, Wading River, New York 11792
    Phone: 631-929-3220
    Director: Gayle Mercurio
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Whole Language Child Centered Kindergarten Readiness Private Catholic Preschool
    Transportation: Provided by parent
    Class Size: 4 yr olds-16; 3yr olds-14
    Child/Staff Ratio: 8:2, 7:2
    Sessions: AM 9-11:30; PM 12:15-2:45
    Age Levels: 2 year olds-Wednesdays-3 year olds-Tuesday/Thursday AM or PM and Tuesday/Thursday/Friday AM-4 year olds MTWTHF AM, MWF AM, TWTH PM
    Fee Scale: Available upon request
    Other Comments: St. John’s Preschool provides a total learning experience. A whole language approach incorporates age appropriate math, reading, social studies, and science concepts. Special visitors from the community, occasional field trips and multicultural celebrations enrich the program. Children are encouraged to converse, experiment, and make observations, draw conclusions and complete tasks through various activities. Through these experiences, young children become more confident and independent while learning how to interact with others. We welcome an ecumenical student body. All teachers are certified. Tuition payment plan available. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified. We are associated with the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Member of the Child Care Council of Suffolk and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

 

  • Name of School: Step by Step Montessori School
    Address: 138 Radio Avenue, Miller Place, NY 11764
    Phone: 631-821-0474 / After Hours: 631-331-1389
    Director: Judy Salmon
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Montessori Transitional Preschool Private/Rocky Point School District UPK
    Transportation: Parents provide for PreSchoolers
    Class Size: Varies
    Child/Staff Ratio: PreSchoolers 7:1
    Sessions: AM/PM; Full Time: 9:00am-3:30pm, Half Day 2 1/2 hour programs and 4 hour extended (lunch), early arrival (8:30am), late pick-up (4:00pm)
    Age Levels: 3-5 year olds. Children must be potty trained
    Fee Scale: Please call for fees
    Other Comments: Montessori is a teaching method with a tactility (hands-on) prepared environment for developmental continuity. Music and dance each month provided by the Marchand Dance Studio. Rustic outdoor setting – beautiful, fully equipped yard on an acre of land for the children’s recreation. Experienced and licensed teachers providing a positive and friendly environment. All teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified. Tenth year participating with Rocky Point School District for UPK student enrollment. Summer Camp available. Observation by appointment.

 

  • Name of School: Stony Brook Child Care Services, Inc.
    Address: South Drive, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4000
    Phone: 631-632-6930
    Director: Mary Cain
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Non-Profit Affiliate Of Stony Brook University
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: Varies
    Child/Staff Ratio: 4:1 Infants and Toddlers, 7:1 Preschoolers
    Sessions: Year Round-Full Time
    Age Levels: 2 months-5 Years
    Fee Scale: Call for information.
    Other Comments: Stony Brook Child Care Services is a NYS Licensed and nationally accredited child care center. We have been providing exceptional learning opportunities for young children for over 40 years featuring a child centered approach to teaching while nurturing the whole child. We have multi-age infant-toddler and preschool groups that utilize a play based curriculum: experimentation & discovery providing solid foundations in math, science & literacy. Children participate in small group activities and learn about social responsibility fostered through conflict resolution. Our program promotes nutritional health and awareness through healthy food choices. We have a spacious and innovative indoor and outdoor environment designed by teachers and parents. The center is open year round, Monday through Friday. Visit our website at: http://www.sunysb.edu/childcare .

 

  • Name of School: Tender Hearts Preschool
    Address: 5505 Nesconset Highway Suite 240, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
    Phone: 631-473-3222
    Director: Miss Amelia Lent & Mr. Ken Lent
    Type of Program (private or co-op): Private Preschool
    Transportation: None Provided
    Class Size: Small Classes: 8-12 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: One teacher & one assistant
    Sessions: AM & PM
    Age Levels: 2-5 years old
    Fee Scale: $200-$300. Contact for tuition information
    Other Comments: Security monitored, certified licensed teachers, large observation room, reading and writing programs, weekly themes, arts and crafts, math and science, seasonal holiday parties and field trips, indoor play area all year round, beautiful, clean, environment. Two annual field trips, moving up graduation ceremony, makeup days available, potty friendly, additional services offered. www.TenderHeartsPreschools.com

 

  • Name of School: The Learning Experience Rocky Point
    Address: 32 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point, NY 11778
    Phone: 631-821-3211
    Director: Diane Stalzer
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Preschool/Childcare
    Transportation: Rocky Point School District
    Class Size: Small student to child ratio
    Child/Staff Ratio: 6 weeks-18 months 4:1, 18-24 months 5:1, 24 months-3yrs 5:1, 3 yr old 7:1, 4 yr old 8:1
    Sessions: AM/PM full time & part time 2,3,5 days
    Age Levels: From 6 weeks to 8 yrs old
    Fee Scale: Will meet or beat competitor’s rates
    Other Comments: At the Learning Experience we believe that all children deserve to learn and grow at their pace. Our responsibility is to provide the tools and opportunity to develop to their greatest potential. We offer a secure, loving environment. We have a cutting edge proprietary curriculum. Over 88% of our 4 year old children are reading!

 

  • Name of School: Trinity Nursery School
    Address: Route 25A, Rocky Point, New York 11778
    Phone: 631-744-9355
    Director: Linda Sommer
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 2 years: 5; 3 years: 14; 4 years: 16
    Child/Staff Ratio: 7:1
    Sessions: AM 9:00 – 11:30am; PM 12:00 – 2:30pm
    Age Levels: 2 – 4 years and UPK
    Fee Scale:
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  • Name of School: Wisdom Tree Preschool and Mommy and Me Classes
    Address: 595 Route 25A Suite 1, Miller Place, NY 11764
    Phone: 631-744-0070
    Director: Miss Sabrina
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private; Preschool, Pre-K, Mommy & Me, Summer Camp, Date Night, Separation Classes, Art, Science & Sensory Classes
    Transportation: Not Available
    Class Size: 13 students
    Child/Staff Ratio: 13 students, 3 teachers
  • Sessions: AM – 2.5 hours; PM – 2.5 hours; Mommy & Me – 1 Hour
    Age Levels: 5 months to 5 years old
    Fee Scale: Varies. Fair Rates.
    Other Comments: Small Classes. Our programs are comprised of exciting, stimulating activities that help children build skills in five critical early Childhood Development areas: cognition, communication, social/emotional, physical & adaptive skill building. We offer Wilson ABC program, science, movement to music & a library program for our preschool and pre-k classes. www.WisdomTreePreschool.com 

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Fri 19

Fun With Facts, Grades 3-5

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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Haunted House Wars, Grades 3-5

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 22

Storytime for 3-year-olds

October 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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