Early Childhood Center


Dear Friends,

Have you ever seen a two-year old become so excited about a read aloud story that she gets up to kiss the book? Have you ever listened to three-year olds discuss and debate why an owl has talons and how the owl uses them? Have you ever watched a pair of Pre-Kindergarteners work together to construct a story using pictures and then confidently present it to the class? Have you ever heard a young child at the end of the day say, “But mom, I don’t want to go home!” These are all special moments that I have observed in the East Woods Early Childhood Center (ECC), and it is truly a vibrant, joyful place where the youngest members of our community are welcomed and nurtured.

The ECC consists of Pre-Nursery classes, Nursery classes, and Pre-Kindergarten classes. Our half-day Monday-Friday program fosters the social, emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive development of young children. With small class sizes, personal attention and a rich thematic curriculum, skillful and experienced teachers instill a love learning and help the children to develop strong foundational skills that will prepare them for future academic endeavors. ECC students attend library, music, physical education, and Spanish classes on a weekly basis. Our Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten students also have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art science lab throughout the year.

Whether you are a current parent seeking the latest news or a prospective parent who is just learning about East Woods, I welcome you to explore this site to learn more detailed information about our curriculum and program. Welcome to East Woods!

Pamela Schuster
Director of Early Childhood Center

For more information, please email our Director of Admissions, Melissa Cedrone or call 516.922.4400

The Early Childhood Center, which is a pre-school for students in Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten, addresses the social, emotional, physical, creative, and intellectual development of young children. Storytelling and role-playing stimulate a child’s natural curiosity while educational games develop the building blocks for vital studies. Ultimately, the program aims to make children happy, curious, and eager to learn.