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    Think back to your own preschool experience.
    Do you remember your teacher’s name?
    Do you remember the feeling of utter joy and excitement that greeted each day?
    Do you remember how proud you were of your accomplishments – learning to count, making your first friends, learning to read?

    The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is making these memories now for the next generation of community leaders.

    While tuition and grants cover much of our $1.4 million operating budget, the Center must still raise over $400,000 each year from donors to make tuition affordable. There are many opportunities for giving including:

    Gifts of Cash
    Your generous tax deductible contribution can be made online using our secure PayPal account or you can mail at check, made payable to Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, to PO Box 63, East Hampton, NY 11937.

    Gifts of Securities
    A donation of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds can offer you significant tax benefits. Please call our Development Office for further information.

    Include the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in your will or revocable living trust and make a gift that will impact future generations of children. A bequest to EWECC may also provide you with tax benefits. There are several types of bequests which you can discuss with your financial planner or attorney.

    All gifts to our Center are greatly appreciated — together we can make a difference in the life of a young child in our community.


    Support our Events

    Throughout the year we host a variety of events including our Spring into Summer Benefit, Tempting Tabletops Celebration, Golf Outing and Holiday Party – your support of these events is greatly appreciated and monies received will support our programming.

    In addition, we are grateful to be the recipient of funds from The Artists Writers Charity Softball Game as well as the Hamptons Marathon – when you support these events you are also helping the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center.

    Please check our Calendar page for a list of upcoming events.

    Shop online at Amazon and choose EWECC as your charity

    When you shop online at smile.amazon.com you can choose our Center to be your charity of choice. EWECC will receive  0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases whenever you shop.

    It’s easy and it’s fun!

    Click here for more information.


    We have many opportunities for you to help make our program the best in the region!

    Classroom Readers:
    Do you have 30 minutes a week to spare? Visit the Center once a week and read to the children and help prepare snacks. They love having visitors, and story time is the highlight of the day.

    Administrative and Special Events:
    If you can’t make a regular commitment but would like to be notified when we need help in the office, let us know. We need help several times a year with mailings, and with special events, including set up, check in, and more. If you are interested in these opportunities, contact the development office at 324-5560 or info@ewecc.org

  • Gingerbread Lane Extension
    PO Box 63
    East Hampton, NY 11937
    (631) 324-5560
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