Principal's Message

BuccoWelcome to the The Early Childhood Center where education in the Central Islip School begins. My name is Ann Bucco, and I am excited to be the principal of the Early Childhood Center! Our team of faculty and staff welcome our children and their families back to a productive and new exciting school year.

The mission statement of the Early Childhood Center is to instill a positive, safe environment so that each child will thrive academically, emotionally, and socially, thus creating responsible citizens and lifelong learners. This is accomplished through the combined resources and efforts of caring families, staff and community members.  We are fortunate that our school offers a full day kindergarten program for our young learners as well as a thorough curriculum for our pre-kindergarten children. It is these first years we embrace the opportunity to shape the skills and attitudes that provide a strong foundation for our future leaders.

Parents play an important role in the education of their children. Your involvement in your child's education will help your child achieve more success and have a positive outlook on school. I want to encourage all of our parents and guardians to feel welcome to attend the many school-related programs and activities that are designed to give our children a positive learning experience here in our school. Be sure to read the monthly newsletters and calendars that are on our website. Get to know your child's teacher and stay updated on classroom and school events. Sign up to become a PTA member. This is a great way to become involved in our school.

Together we will make a difference!

Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions at 631-348-5140.

Ann Bucco

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