Pre-K Year Begins With Community Focus

EWECC’s Pre-K classes spent the beginning of the school year learning about the community they live in. With its location in East Hampton Village, the Center allows students and teachers to explore the town on walking field trips.

Special visitors to the Center expanded the learning opportunities about community helpers and jobs in the community.
Collecting fall leaves


A visit to the East Hampton Library


Lots to explore at the East Hampton Nature Trail and Duck Pond


Exploring the firetruck and learning about fire safety



A visit from a Coast Guard daddy



Dramatic Play Enhances Learning

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 on “Parent Reflective Functioning: Observing, Listening, Wondering and Responding as Teachers and Parents.”

The education and discussion sessions, which include presentations by professionals in a variety of pertinent fields, were initiated by the Center in 2014, through the efforts of Arlene Pizzo Notel, our program director. The events provide information to parents and caregivers, and provide an opportunity to discuss issues of concern and interest, and to learn useful strategies for guiding children’s growth.

The recent event drew the largest attendance yet.

School Psychologist Will Support Child Growth

The addition of a school psychologist to the EWECC staff will expand the ability of EWECC teachers to provide group and individualized activities that will support children’s understanding and growth.

The Center submitted a successful grant request to fund the position.