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The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is a nationally recognized center of excellence for early education of children 18 months to 5 years old. We are a unique resource for working families, providing both high-quality early education and all day child care in a safe, nuturing environment, 5 days a week, 10 hours a day, 12 months a year.  

Featured News

EWECC Program Director is SUNY Prof

EWECC Program Director is SUNY Prof

Arlene Pizzo Notel, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center’s program director, has been tapped to teach at the SUNY Old …
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School Psychologist Supports Children's Social-Emotional Growth

School Psychologist Supports Children’s Social-Emotional Growth

Children’s learning and growth not only takes place on a cognitive level; in the early years, especially, children’s social-emotional development …
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Parent Meetings Offer Info, Forum

Parent Meetings Offer Info, Forum

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center had its first Parent Outreach meeting of the 2018-2019 school year, with a focus …
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EWECC, EH Library Partner for Education

EWECC, EH Library Partner for Education

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is partnering with the East Hampton Library to present educational programs for parents, along …
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Child Assessments, Focused Instruction Yield Results

For children in the early years, learning takes place not only in academic realm. Social-emotional growth and learning is crucial for young children to develop a strong sense of self, awareness of others, and ability to develop positive relationships and tackle challenges. Through observation and assessment, EWECC teachers identify children in need of extra support, who participate in discussion groups, small-group activities, and other instruction. As this year’s third trimester begins, new observation and assessment shows the extent of their growth and learning. On to new challenges!

First Five Years: Amazing Growth

The first five years of every child’s life present an incredible opportunity for accelerated learning, as 90 percent of the brain is formed by age 5. During the preschool years,  the brain is most flexible and adaptable to learning, and forms a million neural connections per minute. Early learning matters! EWECC’s research-based curriculum guides children through experiences that foster curiosity, exploration, and physical, social-emotional, and intellectual development during this critical period of growth. Our teachers partner with parents and families to help children achieve milestones, and our school community celebrates this amazing process of fun and discovery.

Healthy Harvest Program Hones in on Key Learning Areas

The Healthy Harvest nutrition and gardening education curriculum at Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, initiated last year, will be expanded to include experiences and lessons that pair with the Center’s curricular learning standards.

For Center, Fund-Raising is Key

Annual fund-raising remains crucial for the Center to continue offering education and full-day care for toddlers and preschoolers at affordable prices.


Our Partners

Pre-K Learns About “Healthy Food for Life”
Mary’s Marvelous!
Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game
Merrill Lynch
East Hampton Chamber of Commerce
Share the Harvest Farm
The YMCA of Long Island
Wellness Foundation
People’s United Bank