About Us

Philosophy

"The Heart of Child Care, The Art of Learning"

Early Discoveries Center has been providing high quality early learning programs since 1980. We believe if we provide a safe, nurturing and loving environment, children will flourish. We believe that play is the work of children and through creative self-expression children will become successful lifelong learners.

Research shows that a child’s intellectual capacity is shaped during the first years of life and more learning occurs during a child’s first five years of development than during any other period. This is why we take our role very seriously. At Early Discoveries Center our goal is not only to be your family’s reliable and trusted child care provider, but to join you as your child’s first teachers guiding them to discover the world around them.

At Early Discoveries Center, children enjoy a balance of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual activities in a developmentally appropriate environment. Classrooms are spacious and cheery and each Early Discoveries Center is well equipped with spacious outdoor play areas and indoor gyms including climbing and play equipment.

 

Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten is a New York State early childhood initiative. It provides four-year-old children access, at no charge, to comprehensive early childhood education experiences that promote their social, emotional, creative, expressive, physical, cognitive, language, literacy, and cultural development. Children are eligible if they become four years old by December 1st of the school year in which they are enrolled in the program. Early Discoveries Center works in partnership with Middle County and Connetquot Central School districts to provide Universal Pre-kindergarten programs. Universal Pre-kindergarten is offered for 2 ½ hours per day. Early Discoveries offers extended hours for working families.

Connetquot School District: For more information call Central Registration at 631 244-2215 x 3938 or visit
http://www.ccsdli.org/our_district/universal_pre-k.

Middle Country Central School District: For more information contact the Universal Pre-Kindergarten office at (631) 285-8786.
http://www.middlecountry.k12.ny.us/m/content.cmf?subpage=2737