About Early Childhood Programs
Each of our 35 schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties offer programs for children age 3 (Nursery) and 4 (Pre-K). Some schools offer extended hours for before care and Aftercare. Our schools meet or exceed New York State Guidelines and feature an integrated program of faith and values.
Our faith-filled environment is a safe and loving place to start
Your children are your most treasured assets. Their safety and success is your most important responsibility. But beyond what they learn, it is your responsibility to help them become the best person they can be. Choosing a Catholic education gives your children more than an educational advantage, it also helps them understand their purpose in life and their obligations to others, reinforcing the values you live at home.
Nursery school options for children as young as three years-old
Beginning with Nursery school for children as young as 3 years-old, Catholic Elementary Schools offer the best child care option available. We offer real schools with certified teachers, trained aides and the warmest, safest, and most colorful classrooms. Our youngest students are guided as they move from individual, parallel play and learn how to relate to, and how to interact with their peers. You will observe your child beginning to investigate, question, react, form ideas, and develop attitudes, skills, and the discipline that prepares them for ongoing success.
So much more than day care
Because they are part of a real school, Early Childhood Education students are given the opportunity to participate in Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology, and Library classes. They learn letters, numbers and the foundational skills needed to build confidence and to form a lifetime love for learning. From their very first day, children enter our schools with an excited anticipation of life and all of its mysteries. We build on that and develop each child’s need to question, discover, and grow to be their best.
Supporting your busy lifestyle
Our schools are also perfect for working Moms and parents, offering before and after care, supporting your early drop off or late pick up needs. Many schools also offer lunch programs for their full-day students, and school events and meetings are typically evenings and weekends so you don’t have to miss the important milestones in your child’s school life.
We share the Gospel message of Jesus and our Father’s love for us, beginning a spiritual awareness, and fostering a respect for self and a respect for others that become integral parts of each child’s life.