St. John’s Little Learners Preschool has been part of the Locust Valley and Bayville communities for the past 40 years. We are proud to service not only these communities, but many surrounding communities as well. We love that we have so many returning families who continue the tradition here at St. John’s Little Learners.
Jennifer Strazzeri, the Director, has been an active part of the Locust Valley School District for the past 9 years. In addition to being a consultant for the district, she also owns a New York State approved preschool agency where she provides services to children at the early intervention, preschool, and school aged levels for the past 21 years. Furthermore, Jennifer is a New York State Certified Special Education teacher, has her New York State Educational Administrative licenses and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has extensive experience working with children, but especially with children on the preschool level.
As a career educator, Jennifer's work has been dedicated to maximizing each child's potential in the areas of education, communication, skill development, peer relationships, school and communities compatibility and family interaction.
Working alongside Jennifer is the Assistant Director, Lisa Formicola. Lisa is a well-respected and educated member of the Locust Valley and Bayville Communities. Jennifer and Lisa have had an extremely efficient and seamless working relationship for the past 9 years, and as such, will continue working together with our staff to ensure a successful program for our children.
Each of our programs is dedicated to enriching and enhancing your child’s early learning experience. We offer a wide range of activities for your child in the areas of reading, motor skill development and the arts. In addition, your child will experience supervised peer interaction and develop important social skills while making friends in a structured and caring setting. Your child will be excited to come home and share with you what they have learned and show you how they have grown. Current programs can range from ages 2-4, and are staffed with experienced, knowledgeable teachers that will foster learning skills and nurture your children in a caring, thoughtful manner throughout their day.
Toddler Program (2's)
The emphasis of the Toddler Program is to teach children how to move from parallel play toward reciprocal and cooperative play and to share and follow a classroom routine. They will also learn to follow directions and listen in a group environment. The children will experience and participate in art projects, painting, cooking and playing with a repertoire of toys, blocks and clay. They will also be involved with music, singing, movement, dancing and having FUN.
2, 3 or 5 day programs
Nursery Program (3's)
In the Nursery Program the children are introduced to shapes, colors, numbers, letters, seasons and holidays. They learn to become more independent in their daily activities and will learn to engage in cooperative and imaginative play. They will experience simple science experiments and participate in art, music and movement. They will begin to make friendships that will last a lifetime!
3 or 5 day programs (A.M. or P.M. sessions)
Pre-K Program (4's)
The Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed in preparing the children for Kindergarten the following year. They will engage in the Foundations reading curriculum, in addition to other reading readiness skills such as patterns, opposites, rhyming and same and different. Number concepts will be introduced such as matching number to quantity, 1:1 correspondence, counting, graphing and calendar concepts such as days of the week and the months of the year. The children will also get to experience imaginative and reciprocal play, which will also include problem solving strategies and coping skills in order to enhance their social skill development.
5 day program (A.M. or P.M. sessions)
Toddler Nursery Pre K
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St. John's Little Learners
325 Lattingtown Road
Locust Valley, NY, 11560