Early Education

"Tell me and I'll forget. Teach me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll learn." –Benjamin Franklin

Early Education provides high-quality early education programming to over 180 children in the community through three programs:

We recognize that any of the timelines are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.  If your children are enrolled in one of our programs, we will keep you updated as we have new information regarding our reopening date.  For any additional information about our programs, you may contact Jerry Shannon at 315-446-6250 ext. 133.

*Please note:

  • We are still accepting applications for UPK and Daycare for both our Early Education Center as well as our Northside Early Education Center for Fall 2020.
  • We are accepting referrals for SPICE at the Early Education Center and SPICE at ESM. 

Early Education CenterSPICE is currently closed until April 14th

Home of SPICE (special education preschool), Universal Pre-K and Small Wonders Daycare (Infants to Preschool)

Park Hill School - Park Hill is currently closed until April 14th. 

Home of SPICE (special education preschool) half day program

Northside Early Education Center - Northside Early Education Center is currently closed until April 14th.

Home of Toddlers, Preschool and Universal Pre-K

Our educational learning environment offers high staff- to-child ratios, indoor and outdoor motor areas, and certified, highly qualified teachers. Children are welcomed into a nurturing environment that considers the developmental needs of each child. A considerable part of the preschool day is structured with core curriculum, compliant with our local school districts, consisting of literacy, math, and social-emotional curriculum's, ensuring that children are well-prepared for the transition to kindergarten.

LISTEN as Eric Young talks Small Wonders and Elmcrests' Early Education Program on "Street Talk" with Amy Robbins