“We explore. We imagine. We learn.”

The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Preschool was established as a parent-cooperative program in 1978 and upholds the standards of the New York State Department of Education as a private, Pre-Kindergarten program. We are now officially known as the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center (The Center).

The mission of the The Center is to encourage and support the development of each child through a literacy rich classroom that is playful, environmentally safe, emotionally nurturing and intellectually stimulating. We foster an interdisciplinary approach focused on Early Literacy Skills, Social & Emotional Development, Language Development, Fine & Gross Motor Development, Creativity, Cognition, Spirituality and Math readiness.

A typical day is fun! It consists of teacher-directed lessons, center-based learning, hands-on activities, thematic crafts, story time, self-directed imaginative play, snack time, games, music, yoga, and gym room and/or playground time.

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