Preschooler Evelyn Restrani gives some tender loving care to a plant in her classroom at the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.
“It’s a very beautiful rhythm this year,” said Hannah Gray, Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center teacher who, with her new assistant, Kaitlin McElroy, welcomed students to the privately operated school headquartered at the Presbyterian Church. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
President of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center Kelly Surerus appealed to the Town Board Tuesday for help in funding the preschool.
It won’t be official until the Town Board votes at its March 1 meeting, but members unanimously agreed at Wednesday’s work session to allot $10,000 from the town’s contingency fund to support the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center teachers Hannah Gray (left) and her assistant, Samantha De Mar.
Ask Hannah Gray what she did on her summer vacation and she’ll tell you about her week in Gilwel Park, north of London, which she describes as “a lovely area for children and foxes.”
It wasn’t your typical kick-back vacation. (more…)
Kelly and Brett Surerus with their children, Piper, left, and Jackson.
When Jackson Surerus, 4, makes his way into the Shelter Island “big school” preschool program this morning, and sister Piper goes to the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center or “little school,” as it’s known in the Surerus family, it may be a traumatic day, according to their mother, Kelly Surerus. (more…)