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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 FAX (631) 722-2177
    Director: Marie E. Ficano, Ed. D., Executive Director. Donna Menna, Erica Mailand
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private – Licensed Child Day Care Center; Early Intervention Evaluation/Services; Special Education Prescool 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: 3-5 years old
    Fee Scale: Half/Full day(s). Fee schedule upon request.
    Other Comments: 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 FAX (631) 283-3356
    Director: Marie E. Ficano, Ed. D., Executive Director. Donna Menna
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private – Licensed Child Day Care Center; Early Intervention Evaluation/Services; Special Education Prescool 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. Half day/full day options
    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: Full complement of related services: speech 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-five years. Website:www.alternativesforchildren.org 

 

  • Name of School: Alternatives for Children
    Address: 14 Research Way, East Setauket, New York 11733
    Phone: (631) 331-6400 FAX (631) 331-6865
    Director: Marie E. Ficano, Ed.D., Executive Director. Ingrid Trouve, Lisa Caselles
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private – Licensed Child Day Care Center; Early Intervention Evaluation/Services; Special Education Prescool Evaluations/Programs; Special Education related services of occupational, physical, speech, and music therapy; Universal Prekindergarten
    Transportation: County/School District
    Class Size: Varies based on age and regulations
    Child/Staff Ratio: As per 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: Based on age of child, half/full day(s). Fee schedule upon request.
    Other Comments: 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-five years of age. Website: www.alternativesforchildren.org 

 

  • Name of School: Alternatives for Children
    Address: 600 South Service Rd. Dix Hills, NY 11746
    Phone: (631) 271-0777 Fax (631) 271-0999
    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 Prescool 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: Full compliment of related service: 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, computer programs-individual and group. Comprehensive evaluations, birth – five years of age. Website: www.alternativesforchildren.org 

 

  • Name of School: Community Programs Center of L.I. Inc. (CPC)
    Address: 400 Sheep Pasture Road, Port Jefferson, New York 11777
    Phone: (631) 476-9698
    Director: Denice Karotseris
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Not for profit
    Transportation: None.
    Class Size: 14-18 per class Preschool / 8 per class Infant & Toddlers
    Child/Staff Ratio:
    Sessions: Full Day
    Age Levels: Birth – 5 years
    Fee Scale: Free – Must meet income criteria
    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 inter-generational 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: H.B. Ward Preschool
    Address: 970 N. Griffing Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901
    Phone: 631-369-8100
    Director: Gini Wagner
    Type of Program(private or co-op): High School Laboratory Preschool
    Transportation: Provided by parent
    Class Size: 12 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 3:1
    Sessions: Monday-Friday 8:30am-10:00am or 12:30pm-2:00pm
    Age Levels: 2-4 years
    Fee Scale: $200.00 for the year (October-May)
    Other Comments: The HB Ward Preschool program is a training facility for students interested in becoming teachers. Under the direct supervision of NYS licensed professionals, students plan and carry out developmentally appropriate learning experiences for preschoolers, rotate jobs being lead teacher, storyteller and parent resource center and guide children while supporting the philosophy set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

 

  • Name of School: Harbor View Nursery School
    Address: 605 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    Phone: 631-928-7532
    Director: Michele Lunarola
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Co-Op; Not-For-Profit
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 2 year olds: 8-10 max; 3 year olds: Average 15-18 max; 4 year olds: Average 15-18 max
    Child/Staff Ratio: 2 year olds: 1:5 max; 3 year olds: 1:6max; 4 year olds: 1:6max
    Sessions: T/TH 10am-12:00pm; M/W/F 9:30am-12:30pm
    Age Levels: 2-4 years old
    Fee Scale: 2 year olds: $160/month; 3 & 4 year olds: $215/month
    Other Comments: Potty trained is not necessary. Harbor View Nursery School is a nut-free school. Website: www.HarborViewNurserySchool.org 

 

  • Name of School: It’s Elementary & Primarily 2s and 3s
    Address: 5507-15 Nesconset Highway, Mt. Sinai, New York 11766
    Phone: (631) 474-3322
    Director: Sandra L. Phillips, M.Ed.
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Pre-school (Private)
    Transportation: Provided with parents
    Class Size: Approximately 14 to 19 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 6:1 – preK ; 5:1 – 2 & 3 year olds
    Sessions: September to June
    Age Levels: 2, 3, & 4 year olds in Pre-school
    Fee Scale: Call for fee schedule.
    Other Comments: Warm, nurturing, enthusiastic. NYS certified teachers and experienced teacher assistants in each class. CPR certified, too! Warm, relaxed, inviting environment. Lots of organized activities and fun. Our Pre-K children learn conversational Spanish and many are reading by June.

 

  • Name of School: Just Kids Learning Center
    Address: P. O. Box 12 Longwood Road, Middle Island, NY 11953
    Phone: (631) 924-0008
    Director: Cathy Cianfarano, Director of Children’s Services
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Integrated Preschool Program (Private)
    Transportation: Provided by family
    Class Size: Varied, according to the needs of each child and family.
    Child/Staff Ratio: Varied, according to the needs of each child.
    Sessions: AM (8:30-11:00); PM (12:00-2:30)
    Age Levels: 2 – 5 years of age
    Fee Scale: Varied according to sessions and days.
    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.

 

  • 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 East Setauket
    Address: 10 Research Way, East Setauket, New York 11733
    Phone: (631) 941-2100
    Director: Candice Moore
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Child Care Learning Center. (Private)
    Transportation: Transportation to and from Three Village School District
    Class Size: Varies by Age Group
    Child/Staff Ratio: Infants 1:4; Toddlers 1:5; 2’s 1:5; 3’s 1:7; 4’s 1:8
    Sessions: Full Time and Part Time Programs
    Age Levels: 6 weeks – 12 years
    Fee Scale: Call for fee schedule.
    Other Comments: Spanish curriculum, and computers. School age program and district vacation care available. Full summer program for school age children – Kiddie Kamp. Website:www.educationalchildcare.kiddieacademy.com/eastsetauket 

 

  • Name of School: Kiddie Academy of Wading River
    Address: 5952 Route 25A, Wading River, New York 11792
    Phone: 631-929-0334
    Director: Christina St. Nicholas
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Educational Day Care
    Transportation: Riverhead and Wading River School District Before & After Care
    Class Size: NYS Standards
    Child/Staff Ratio: NYS Ratios – Infant/Toddler 4:1; Preschool 7:1; Pre-K 8:1
    Sessions: Full day, half day, 5 days, 4 days, 3 days or 2 days ; Before care, aftercare and school age vacation care.
    Age Levels: 6 weeks – School age
    Fee Scale: Varies on age and schedule.
    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. Website: www.educationaldaycare.kiddieacademy.com 

 

  • Name of School: Kiddie Kampus Inc. of Medford
    Address: 3235 Route 112 Bldg.#5, Medford, NY 11763
    Phone: Phone: 631-698-6673 Fax: 631-320-0032
    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, Center Moriches, NY 11934
    Phone: (631) 874-6210
    Director: Wendy Watson
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Pre-school/Full Day Childcare
    Transportation: Provide your own
    Class Size: 2’s 1:4.5 3’s 1:5.5 ratio (11) 4’s 1:6 ratio (12)
    Child/Staff Ratio: 2’s, 3’s/1:6 , 4’s/1:6
    Sessions: 9-11:30 or 12-2:30 or 9-2:30 or Full Time Child Care
    Age Levels: 18 months to 5 years
    Fee Scale: $75.00 registration. Call for fees.
    Other Comments: NYS Licensed, Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds, Nut Free Center, CPR/First Aid Trained Staff, Open 7:30-5, We Offer Flexible Hours

 

  • Name of School: KinderCare
    Address: 356 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
    Phone: 631-675-0368
    Director: Sue Powell
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: None
    Class Size:
    Child/Staff Ratio: NYS Ratios
    Sessions: Full day & Half day
    Age Levels: Infants – 12 years
    Fee Scale: Call for pricing
    Other Comments: Summer Camp program available. Swimming on site and field trips for school-age children

 

  • 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. Website: 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: Little Lambs Nursery School (LLNS)
    Address: Middle Island Presbyterian Church, 19 Longwood Road, Ridge NY 11961
    Phone: (631) 345-0223
    Director: Pastor Taylor Hajdukiewicz
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private/Christian
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: 12
    Child/Staff Ratio: 3-year-olds 6:1; 4-year-olds 7:1
    Sessions: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am-12:15pm; Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30am-12:15pm
    Age Levels: 2 1/2 – 5 years
    Fee Scale: 2 Days: $200/month; 3 Days: $265/month; 5 Days: $410/month
    Other Comments: We provide a fun-filled, hands-on learning environment which meets the physical, emotional and social needs of each child. We also establish Christian values through monthly themes, activities and songs. Website: www.LittleLambsRidge.com

 

  • Name of School: Long Island Science Center
    Address: 11 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
    Phone: (631) 208-8000
    Director: Michelle Pelletier
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Non-profit Science Center
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: Can accommodate up to 50
    Child/Staff Ratio:
    Sessions: By appointment – you can visit us or we can visit your facility.
    Age Levels: Pre-K – High School. Science and Technology Programs. Call for a complete brochure or visit our website.
    Fee Scale: $9 to $10 per child depending on programs
    Other Comments: We offer a fun-filled, hands-on learning environment, a wide variety of programs; internships; science birthday parties; and family science Saturdays. We are open every Saturday and offer school vacation specials. Group programming any day by appointment.Visit our web site www.lisciencecenter.org.

 

  • Name of School: Lyrical Children’s Preschool & Learning Center
    Address: 4492 Middle Country Road, Calverton NY 11933
    Phone: 631-208-4003
    Director: Marie Kaminski
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Provided by parents
    Class Size: Preschool: 12 max; Nursery School: 12 max; Grown-up & Me: 12 max; Enrichment: Varies
    Child/Staff Ratio: 2 year old 5:1; Nursery 6:1; Pre-K 6:1; Grown-up & Me 12:1
    Sessions: Follow RHD district calendar during school year; Summer Camp – 5 weeks; Enrichment Classes – Both school year, and summer classes
    Age Levels: Programs for 18months – 8 years
    Fee Scale: Call for current pricing.
    Other Comments: Creative Programs for Children. Preschool programs include: Inclusion of Music Together, Handwriting without Tears, Hands on Art. This is a Screen Free Environment. Enrichment programs include: Art, Science, Handwriting, Piano, Spanish, Music, Birthday Parties. For ages up to 8 years old. Preschool programs are half day AM Sessions (9am-11:45am) and PM Sessions (12:15pm-3pm). Play and Discover Enrichment classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday (12:45pm-1:45pm); enrichment classes include Handwriting Without Tears, Art Exploration, and Science & STEM. Grown-up & Me Classes take place Tuesdays (12pm-1:30pm). Piano Kids classes are offered Thursdays for kids 4yrs+. Spanish Immersion classes offered on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Kids Party Nights take place once a month. Website:www.LyricalChildren.com

 

  • Name of School: Miss Kathy’s Roads to Learning Preschool
    Address: 159 Route 25A, Building 2 Suite C, Port Jefferson Station, New York 11776
    Phone: 631-928-4786
    Director: Kathy Kabinoff
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Provided by Parent
    Class Size: 8-10 Children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 4:1
    Sessions: AM and PM sessions available
    Age Levels: 2-5 years old
    Fee Scale: Call school for prices
    Other Comments: We offer a fun-filled educational program for children ages 2-5 years. Our staff is committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social, emotional and educational results. We are not a daycare center. We are a nursery/preschool where learning is fun! Contact email: roadstolearning@optonline.net

 

  • 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: Website:www.MontessoriPreSchoolPortJefferson.com 

 

  • Name of School: Music Together presented by Lyrical Children Inc.
    Address: Locations in Miller Place, Shoreham, Calverton, Riverhead, Port Jefferson, Setauket & Southold
    Phone: 631-208-4003
    Director: Marie Kaminski
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Parent/Child Classes
    Transportation: Provided by Parent
    Class Size: 6-12 children with a parent
    Child/Staff Ratio: 1 registered Music Together teacher per class
    Sessions: School year: 10-week sessions; Summer: 6-week sessions
    Age Levels: Newborn – 5 years
    Fee Scale: Current pricing on website. First time families pay one time registration fee of $20.
    Other Comments: Music Together is an international research based program that allows each child to explore music informally on their own level and pace. Children learn through adult modeling, watching and listening to their parents or caregivers have fun making their own music. This curriculum is family oriented where children are immersed in actual musical experiences rather than just learning concepts or information about music. Families receive a new set of materials each semester-professionally recorded CD’s and a songbook for use at home. That is where children will experiment and revisit the experience from class. Additional programs include Piano Kids ages 4 and up; audition based method using Music Moves for Piano method. Babies only classes are playful and developmentally appropriate. This is an inclusive environment for children with special needs. Website: www.LyricalChildrenMusic.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. Website:www.NorthShoreMontessori.com

 

  • Name of School: On My Own Preschool
    Address: 233 North Country Road Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
    Phone: 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 ptdn@optonline.net
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: Licensed for 56 per day
    Child/Staff Ratio: 6 weeks 4:1; 18-3 years 5:1; 4-6years 9:1
    Sessions: Full Day
    Age Levels: 6 weeks to 6 years
    Fee Scale: Private Pay, D.S.S. Accepted
    Other Comments: Pine Tree Day Nursery has been providing care for 51 years. Ms. Carr has been the owner of the school for 32 years. The Nursery provides a complete learning atmosphere. Full day Pre-K is provided. The school is open 6:30am-6:00pm. Close 6 major holidays only. Open year-round. Snuza monitors are provided for all infants. 30,000square foot commercial playground. Website:www.PineTreeDayNursery.com 

 

  • 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. Website: 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 cut off date for registration. If programs are open, then enrollment is open. Website: www.ReachForTheStarsPreschool.com 

 

  • Name of School: Riverhead Country Day School
    Address: 165 Columbus Avenue (in Stotzky Park), Riverhead, NY 11901
    Phone: (631) 727-3737
    Director: Cheryl Taormina Email: Teachery@optonline.net
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private PreSchool Child Care
    Transportation: Parents provide transportation
    Class Size:
    Child/Staff Ratio: Infants 4:1; 2-year-olds 5:1; 3-year-olds 7:1; 4-year-olds 8:1
    Sessions: 5 days a week 6:45am-5:30pm
    Age Levels: Infants 6 weeks – 12 years old
    Fee Scale: Based on Child’s Age
    Other Comments: Riverhead Country Day School provides high quality Child Care September – June to Children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old. We also provide Before and After Care for Children 5-12 years attending Elementary School. RCDS also provides Summer Camp to Children ages 6 weeks – 9 years old for 8 weeks. Our mission is: “If you want happiness for a lifetime – Help the next generation.”

 

  • Name of School: Rocky Point Kids Klub
    Address: Rocky Point Location
    Phone: (631) 744-0431
    Director: Debra McNeill
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Family Home Childcare : Before/After – full time during school closings
    Transportation: To before and after school school activities
    Class Size: 8 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 1 to 8 children (school age)
    Sessions: 6:15 am to 5:30 pm
    Age Levels: Grades K to grade 7
    Fee Scale: Call for fee schedule as per NYS regulations; accepting subsized daycare; block grants and all DSS forms of payments
    Other Comments: 1,000 sq. ft. playroom; hot meals & snacks provided; homework area; computer; video games and large outdoor play area

 

  • Name of School: Saint Anselm’s Academy
    Address: 4 Woodville Road, PO Box 606 Shoreham, NY 11786.
    Phone: (631) 744-2560 Fax: 631-744-6143
    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. Website: 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. Website: 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 FAX (631) 929-6961
    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, 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. Website: www.TenderHeartsPreschools.com

 

  • Name of School: The Learning Experience
    Address: 620 Rt. 25A Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
    Phone: 631-476-8700
    Director: Mrs. Gina Falzone, Owner/Director
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Early Childhood Education Center
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: From 4 to 21
    Child/Staff Ratio: 4:1, 5:1, 7:1, 8:1, 10:1
    Sessions: 6:30am-6:30pm
    Age Levels: 6 weeks – 10 years old
    Fee Scale: Depends on child’s age
    Other Comments: We strictly adhere to all NYS regulations. Website:www.TheLearningExperience.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: Totally Kids, Inc.
    Address: P.O. Box 248 / 244 East Main Street Yaphank, NY 11980
    Phone: (631) 924-4456
    Director: Amanda Sharbowicz
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Parent drop off and pick up
    Class Size:
    Child/Staff Ratio:
    Sessions: M-W-F ; Tu-Th ; M-Tu-W-Th-F ; Am session 9:30 – 12:00 noon ; PM session 12:30 – 3:00 pm
    Age Levels: 2 1/2 – 5 years old
    Fee Scale: 2 Days $140.00 Tu-Th ; 3 Days $180.00 M-W-F ; 5 Days $305 M-Tu-W-Th-F
    Other Comments: Totally Kids, Inc. believes in giving children a solid foundation of education they can take with them throughout their student years. Potty trained – not necessary. Hands on learning, spacious playground.

 

  • 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: 7-8 children per teacher. Classes usually contain 15 children
    Child/Staff Ratio: 8:1
    Sessions: AM or PM; 2 day or 3 day program
    Age Levels: 3 year olds – 2 day program; 4 year olds – 2,3 or 5 day and extended day program. 2 year-Toddlers.
    Fee Scale: 2 day program – $156.00 per month; 3 day program – $232.00 per month. Call for toddler rates.
    Other Comments: Church members receive a 10% discount. Staff of 6 teachers; three are original staff. Call in January for registration for the following September. Offering extended day 9:00 – 1:00 for 4 yr olds M/W/F. $60.00 non-refundable registration fee.

 

  • Name of School: Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Center
    Address: 275 Route 25A Miller Place, NY 11764
    Phone: (631) 473-6565
    Director: Lisa Maher
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Child care and learning center
    Transportation: None
    Class Size: Based on state regulations
    Child/Staff Ratio: Varies with each class
    Sessions: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-6:30 PM
    Age Levels: 6 weeks to 17 months infant ; 18 to 24 months toddler ; 24 to 3years (Twaddler) ; 3’s & 4’s pre-school ; 1/2 day kindergarten ; before and after school care.
    Fee Scale:
    Other Comments: Loving nurturing and educational environment. Summer camp. Available for school age children-1/2 days and school closings

 

  • Name of School: Tutor Time/Planet Kids
    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: Visit our website at: www.TutorTimeCoramSelden.com

 

  • Name of School: Wisdom Tree Preschool and Mommy and Me Classes
    Address: 595 Route 25A Suite 2A, Miller Place, NY 11764
    Phone: 631-744-0070
    Director: Miss Sabrina & Miss Katie
    Type of Program(private or co-op): Private
    Transportation: Not Available
    Class Size: Mommy & Me: 8; Pre-K 12; Preschool 14
    Child/Staff Ratio: 14 students, 1 Lead Teacher, 2 Assistant Teachers
    Sessions: AM, PM, and Summer Camp
    Age Levels: 5 months to 5 years old
    Fee Scale: Varies. Reasonable rates and we offer discounts.
    Other Comments: Parents can start children with us in Mommy & Me programs and end with a Pre-K program. Our Pre-K programs get students ready for reading. We offer date night for parents, shop & drop weekends, Dig Into Reading programs, and Art Classes. Website:www.WisdomTreePreschool.com 

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Fri 15

Gingerbread House Decorating, Grades K-5

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Fri 15

Gingerbread House Decorating, Grades K-5

December 15 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 16

Read To Cotton

December 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 16
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