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:

BOTH OUR FULL DAY AND HALF DAY SPICE PROGRAMS HAVE OPEN SEATS.  PLEASE CALL US AT 315-446-3220 OR EMAIL mcanavan@elmcrest.org FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPICE OPENINGS.

*Please note:

  • WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (3 & 4 YEAR OLDS) for both our Early Education Center as well as our Northside Early Education Center.  Please call us at 315-446-3220 or e-mail mcanavan@elmcrest.org for more information.  

Early Education Center - Home of SPICE (Special Education Preschool), Universal Pre-K and Small Wonders Day Care (Infants to Preschool)

  • Small Wonders Day Care - reopened to the public on June 29th.
  • SPICE Summer Session will begin on July 6th and will be offered both in-person and remotely.
  • SPICE and UPK Fall Session begins on September 9th.

Park Hill School - Home of SPICE (Special Education Preschool) half-day program.

  • SPICE Park Hill will be offering remote, half-day summer programs beginning July 6th.
  • Fall Sessions begins on September 9th.

Northside Early Education Center - Home of Toddlers, Preschool and Universal Pre-K

  • Day Care reopened to the public on June 30th.
  • UPK Fall Session begins on September 9th.

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