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Staten Island Early Learning Center

Preparing Children for Their School Age Years

About the Staten Island Early Learning Center

Since 1984, the Staten Island Early Learning Center (SIELC0 has been preparing students between the ages of 2.9 and 5 years, many with significant developmental delays, for success in the future.

Children at the SIELC receive special education services, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and counseling services. A highly skilled team of New York State certified/licensed teaching staff, therapists, a social worker and a nurse work with students and their families to develop individualized education plans for every child. Yoga and music therapy services are also provided.

The early learning center is located in the Tottenville area of Staten Island with a view of Raritan Bay. Its outdoor playground is surrounded by a grassy lot where family picnics and other special events are held, including the annual graduation celebration for students who will be entering their school age years.

The SIELC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved preschool special education program. Program approval allows us to provide multidisciplinary evaluations to children who may have developmental concerns. Evaluations may include: psychological, education, speech & language, social history, occupational therapy, and physical therapy evaluations depending on what the child may need.


For more information about the SIELC, call (718) 984-7900.

"When he graduated, he was able to speak in full sentences, do the alphabet, put his sneakers on, put his shirt on. He went in as one person, and came out a different person. What we knew was inside him was brought out."

Bobby Germano, father of Nico, a former student of the Staten Island Early Learning Center.

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The SIELC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.



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The SIELC is also a New York State Education Department approved preschool special education program.