Colonial’s Child Care Programs are New York State Licensed with over 25 years of experience. Our staff is CPR and first aid certified.
346 Montauk Hwy
Moriches, NY 11955
(In the Century 21 building)
Colonial offers year-round age specific curricula developed to grow with your child and help prepare him/her for a lifetime of learning and success.
Our teachers are dedicated professionals with the training, skills, and enthusiasm to create interesting learning environments that assist children in developing a love for school. Our teachers enjoy their working environment, so they stay with us providing years of experience. All teachers are required to continuously develop and update their teaching skills with ongoing professional development. Our staff is CPR and first aid certified. Our lead teachers are certified to teach infancy through preschool age children.
The teaching strategies creative curriculum helps children become independent, self confident, inquisitive learners. The curriculum teaches them how to learn in preschool and throughout their lives. Children will learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. In doing so they develop good habits and attitudes, practicing a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.
We recently started using Brightwheel, a tool for classroom management, communication, photos, videos, online bill pay, and much more. Brightwheel is the industry leader in early education, proven to save time for staff, allowing for measurably more time with students, while also delivering a much better experience for parents.
Parent communication is essential and one of the core features of Brightwheel. Our premium messaging feature is easy to use and wonderfully efficient at keeping in touch with parents throughout the day. Creating a new message is simple and can be done on the web from the messaging portal or from any room in the mobile app. All messages sent from the school will alert all parent contacts associated with the student’s profile.
We work with QualitystarsNY. QualitystarsNY is New York State’s voluntary 5-Star early childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System. Since its inception, QualitystarsNY has focused its evidence-based practices to ensure young children in participating programs have access to excellence and, their families can trust the level of quality in the programs they choose.
QUALITYstarsNY has 75 standards of excellence that fall into four categories: Children’s Learning Environment, Family Engagement, Leadership & Management, and Staff Qualifications & Experience. Assessment, coaching, professional development, and a wide range of resources are made available to each site, to earn higher star ratings. QUALITYstarsNY operates an extensive and comprehensive data system that tracks every investment in money, time, and effort to ensure accountability and to provide a greater understanding of what it takes to generate and sustain high-quality early education for young children.
Pre School Room
Ms. Rosanna is our new director for the early childcare building. She has a degree in Business Administration and is currently in pursuit of a Bachelors degree in Child Study. She has been working for Colonial for a year and a half making vast improvements! Ms. Rosanna has four children and has been in the childcare business for over 19 years. You may see her in her spare time, participating in volunteer work with her Girl Scout troop or coaching her son’s baseball team. She does everything you can think of, from being on the PTA board for her children’s school district, to teaching religion at St. John’s church, to running a kickball and softball team for herself and friends. She is super excited for the 2020/2021 school year to begin and be able to share all the amazing things happening here at Colonial with all our wonderful families!
Ms. Alexa graduated from Center Moriches in 2018. She is a junior in St. Joseph’s College studying Child Study with a minor in Spanish. Alexa has worked for Colonial for one year and has been a lead teacher for 6 months. She loves teaching the babies Spanish, sign language and movement.
Miss. Taylor is currently obtaining her CDA in infant/toddler and is trained in Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum. She has worked for Colonial for the past 3 years. She has been attending Colonial since she was 3 years old and has loved every minute! She graduated Wm Floyd HS in 2017. Miss Taylor is currently obtaining a degree in Medical Assisting from Hunter Business School. In her spare time Taylor loves being a coach for a youth competition cheerleading team in the Wm Floyd school district which she has been involved in for the past 7 years. Miss Taylor loves teaching kids whether it be on the cheer mats or in the classroom!
Ms. Stefanie graduated from William Floyd High School in 2005. She preceded to go to Eastern Suffolk Boces where she received her LPN License. She has worked for colonial for 8 years and was a lead teacher for 3 years. She also has her CDA in Infant and Toddler. She is super sweet and loves to clean!
Miss Ashley is trained in Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum and is currently obtaining her CDA in Preschool. She graduated in 2015 from William Floyd HS in the top 100 of her class. She is certified in Phlebotomy/Amap and for the past 2 years Miss Ashley was a manager for a home that took care of adults with disabilities. In the summer she volunteers at nursing homes in our area. She is the oldest of 6 siblings and has always taken a leadership role in everything she does in life. She is super excited to teach preschool here at Colonial!
All our lead teachers at Colonial have completed 20+ hours in professional development with Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum and are ready to implement plans for 2020/2021 school year. They are all CPR and First Aid trained.
Nicke family: We love Colonial because of the way they love and take care of my baby girl. Kassidy enjoys going to Colonial and has learned so much. I feel so comfortable dropping her off knowing she’s in good hands.
Stretch family: Both of our children have been attending since may 2020. The staff has always communicated with us anything going on with our children. The staff does an incredible job teaching the children and has gone above and beyond what’s required in the curriculum. They celebrate holidays, birthdays, and create beautiful projects to keep the kids entertained with hands on experience.
Patrick family: The communication between caregivers/staff and parents is great! They sue the Brightwheel app to keep parents posted on their child’s day and important updates. All of the teachers are very motivated and come up with creative crafts to keep our little ones busy and curious. The daycare really seems like one big family!! It really puts my mind at ease knowing my daughter is with caregivers that truly care.
Murphy family: My child loves going to “school”. She feels comfortable and safe with all the great and caring staff. She gets supper excited to go learn and play with all the amazing children and staff at Colonial! We love the hands on learning, gross and fine motor engagement and well planned theme activities their program offers.
Dawn P: What makes this facility special to my family, is the ongoing communication with the staff about my child. The care she receives during her time there is like she is spending time with family. I know when I drop her off, she is being cared for and developing her age appropriate skills.
176 Madison Street
Mastic, NY 11950
Before Care begins at 6:45 am at this facility and Hobart Elementary School. After Care ends at 6:00 pm at this facility and William Floyd Elementary School.Before Care Activities
The before-school program offers quiet morning activities as well as a healthy snack. Children can play quiet games, watch movies, and do arts & crafts.After Care Activitie
Our after-school program offers homework assistance and a healthy snack. Activities may include outdoor play, indoor games, arts & crafts, computer activities, etc.
This is a free, 2.5-hour program that prepares 4 year old children for kindergarten. Before and after care is available for this program, as well.
The vacation program is available on most school breaks, and the time in between the school year and summer camp. This program is also for school half-days and parent/teacher conference days.Vacation Program Activities
This program offers homework assistance and a healthy snack. Activities are similar to our After Care Program and may include outdoor play, indoor games, arts & crafts, and computer activities.
Summer Day Camp for 2017 will run June 26th – August 18th from 7am to 6pm.Summer Day Camp Activities
Colonial’s summer day camp provides many recreational activities for children entering kindergarten through 6th grade. We offer indoor and outdoor play, water activities, field trips, arts and crafts, and even end-of-the-summer BBQ and carnival.
We can also offer academic enrichment, if requested.