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  • The Early Childhood Learning Center Programs INC. (ECLC)


    National Accreditation [NAEYC – National Association for the Education of Young Children]
     
    Licensed by the New York City Department of Health
    Registered as a Nursery School with the New York State Department of Education


    ECLC welcomes children to College!

    At LaGuardia, we want our students to have the most supportive environment possible so they can successfully accomplish their educational goals. We provide a high quality on-campus childcare program where your young children can be near you and receive an education that will prepare them for tomorrow's success.

    LaGuardia students will feel at ease in their classes knowing their children are receiving exceptional care on campus by developing skills that will prepare them for grade school and enhance real life skills while learning in a fun engaging way.
     

    Mission

    The Early Childhood learning Programs is to educate our children and families, making a major impact in their lives by providing resources and life skills that will prepare young children and pre-adolescents for the future. Our mission is to build confident and competent individuals that will help shape a world of difference in our society and communities.

    Our philosophy is learning through play. Our curriculum integrates opportunities for autonomy, problem-solving, socialization and decision-making processes into the classroom environment. We strive to ensure our children are advanced and ready to show their independence each step of the way. 


    ECLC Programs

    The Infant Toddler Program offers children ages 12 months - 2 years 9 months a warm and nurturing environment where our caring staff will engage children in play, invite them to participate in activities that provide challenging and stimulating opportunities for investigation and exploration.

    The Preschool Program offers an inter-age curriculum for children ages 2 years 10 months - 5 years. Grouped according to their ability levels, children are afforded opportunities for exploration, questioning, expression, independence, socialization and motor development through experiential activities.

    The Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program is in partnership with the Department of Education and Community School District 30. The UPK program is free to children and parents. This program is offered September - June, Monday through Friday, five hours a day (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.). We also offer extended care for your children and to accommodate your schedule. For additional information or to register for this FREE program, please complete an inquiry form or visit us in room MB-09.

    The Extended Day Program offers both an early childhood and school age component for children 3 - 12 years. Children are given educational and recreational opportunities, homework assistance, computer skills development, age appropriate projects and more.

    The Direct EarlyIntervention Services is provided in collaboration with Thera Care, an organization which provides speech, occupational, physical and behavioral modification therapy in an integrated special needs classroom. The integrated classroom offers children free providing free itinerant services on campus or at home. The types of services vary depending on the developmental goals of the child. 

    The Saturday Program provides enriching and developmentally appropriate recreational programs for children 3 - 12 years. Children participate in excursions, gym, swimming and outdoor play activities, etc. (The Saturday program runs depending on student demand.)

    Summer Camp offers children ages 12 months - 12 years a fun filled summer of activities such as trips, swimming, gym, arts and crafts, computers, theme days and more!

    We are a Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) site. The ECLC provides children with breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. 

     

    The ECLC Programs’ Hours of Operation

    12 months - 2.9 years
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    2.10 years - 5 years
    Monday - Thursday
    7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Friday
    7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    *Saturday
    9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m,
    (Depending on the need)
    6 years - 12 years
    Monday - Thursday
    3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Friday
    3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    *Fall I and Spring I sessions only


    Program Staff

    Sonya Evariste
    Associate Director of Early Childhood Education Center

    Room MB-09
    (718) 482-5296
    sevariste@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    Mercedes Flor
    Assistant Director

    Room MB-09
    (718) 482-5295
    mflor@lagcc.cuny.edu 
    Brenda Cotto
    Family Resource Program Coordinator
    Room MB-09
    (718) 482-5295
    bcotto@lagcc.cuny.edu
    Nilda Solis
    Administrative Director

    Room MB-09
    (718) 482-5295
    nsolis@lagcc.cuny.edu

     

    Forms

    Child & Adolescent Health Examination Form 
    ECLC Leave of Absence
    Intent Inquiry Form
    Schedule Change Form 


    Program Office Location

    31-10 Thomson Avenue Room MB-09
    Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
    phone: (718) 482-5295
    Fax: (718) 609-2034
    Email: childcare@lagcc.cuny.edu
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