Little Peepers Forest Pre-School Programs
About our Pre-School Programs
Guided by the principal that it’s never too early to start developing a connection to nature, Seatuck’s pre-school programs seek to immerse youngsters in authentic, hands-on experiences in the natural world. The outdoors provide an unparalleled environment for learning and enrichment.
Seatuck’s drop-off preschool program (named after the small, but loud frog called a Spring Peeper) is the first nature center-based program of its kind in Suffolk County. It is located at the South Shore Nature Center in East Islip and includes regular visits to the Suffolk County Environmental Center at the Scully Estate in Islip. The program, for children ages 3 to 6, runs for 2.5 hours each day, five days a week. There are two daily sessions, one from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and another from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. The curriculum includes a comprehensive blend of environmental education and traditional, play-based preschool standards. The natural world is the guiding theme in presenting science, art and music, math, language & literacy, dramatic play, and other curriculum areas. The program addresses each child’s development through an enriching and hands-on program that teaches children to connect with the world around them.
Join us for one of our upcoming open houses on
March 3, at 4 p.m.
March 12, at 3 p.m.
Due to Weather has been moved to
March 16, at 5 p.m.
You must pre-register here.
For more information on the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our early childhood offerings also include Tiny Trekkers, a series of recurring programs for pre-schoolers and a caregiver. The weekly programs, every Tuesday at 10 am for children ages 2 to 5, are offered throughout the year and generally focus on a seasonal topic. The programs, an hour long, are based outdoors and include engaging, hands-on activities, such as planting, scavenger hunts, arts-and-crafts, and hikes. Participants can enroll in one program at a time or the entire series. A new Tiny Trekkers schedule is posted each season. The link will take you to the program calendar you must register for each week’s program separately, – visit our program calendar for details.
The South Shore Nature Center is a public nature center located in East Islip, New York. The facility is operated by the Seatuck Enviornmental Association through a partnership with the Town of Islip, which owns the property together with Suffolk County and The Nature Conservancy.