Seatuck's Little Peepers preschool program: Like having a field trip every day!
Little Peepers is the first nature center-based program of its kind in Suffolk County. The program, for children ages 3 to 5, is located at the South Shore Nature Center in East Islip, but also includes visits to the Suffolk County Environmental Center at the Scully Estate. It runs for 2.5 hours each day, 3 or 5 days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The curriculum includes a comprehensive blend of environmental education and traditional, play-based preschool standards. We use the natural world as the guiding theme when we present science, math, art & music, language & literacy, dramatic play and other curriculum areas. In this way, we address each child's total development with an interesting and hands-on program that teaches children to love the world around them.
Our caring, experienced teachers implement a curriculum with experiential, hands-on, multi-sensory learning opportunities that include ample outside time in our over 200 acres of “living classroom.” It’s like having a field trip every day!