Setauket Presbyterian Preschool
~ Est. 1968 ~
The best Setauket Preschool to Choose! Where children love to LEARN and GROW and PLAY and EXPLORE the world around them in an atmosphere of love and acceptance under the supervision and guidance of nurturing, supportive, New York State Certified teachers.
Just prior to the start of classes in September, our teachers will make a “house call” to their incoming students (Voluntary). This a great way for the children to share a bit of time with their new teacher in a safe and comfortable setting…their own home.
The Toddler class limit is 10 children. The class meets Monday & Wednesday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am.
The 3 year old class limit is 12 children. The class meets Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00 noon with a 3-day option mid-year (Jan.)
The 4 year old class limit is 15 children. The class meets Monday, Wednesday, & Friday mornings from 9:30am to 12:30pm with a 5-day option (Monday-Friday).
The classroom setting recognizes individuality, promotes independence, encourages freedom, and demonstrates respect for children.
SPP has recently implemented a comprehensive security plan and is committed to being a safe place for our youngest learners to learn, grow, play, and explore.
A Sense of Community
The classes take supervised field trips to local places of interest like the Post Office, Library, Farm, Beach, etc. to demonstrate that schooling (learning) is not merely preparation for life, but part of life.
Parents and/or family members of preschoolers assist the classes on a rotating basis.
They also have the opportunity to chaperone field trips.
Although we are affiliated with the Setauket Presbyterian Church, our program is non-sectarian. Participants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis regardless of religion, race, color, creed, sex or national origin.
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held mid-way through the year and at the end of the year. You may, however, schedule a conference at any time during the year if you feel there is a need.
To accept each and every child.
To foster respect, rapport, and individual differences with each child.
To develop the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and aesthetic needs of each child, and help to determine each child’s level of development, or readiness in these areas.
To encourage and develop each child’s self esteem.
To give each child the media of appropriate materials to spark creativity and original thought.
To provide an environment for dramatic play and musical appreciation.
To emphasize experiences that will involve the child totally through sight, sound, taste, touch and smell.
To help children problem solve through daily experiences that relate directly to them.
To encourage each child to listen to others, and to empathize with them.
To encourage verbalization within the group concerning both positive and negative experiences, frustrations, or related incidents.
To establish a positive, and constructive parent-child-teacher relationship, a close rapport between home and school.
To set up a democratic system within the classroom, giving more responsibility as the group becomes more able to cope with the balance between responsibility and freedom.
To capitalize upon a young child’s natural curiosity about the world, and to convey to each child an attitude of excitement about learning.