Pre-School Program

Pre-school Programs at EMCCC in Tarrytown New York

The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center offers a broad range of services for families with children with programs for all ages.

New York State Office of Children & Family Services requirements regarding the required ratio of staff members to children and the maximum allowed sizes of groups are followed for all programs. All children will be supervised at all times by qualified staff members according to those same requirements.

The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center provides nutritious and age-appropriate breakfasts, lunches and snacks daily at the main center. There is no additional charge for meals and snacks at the main center. A weekly menu is posted in each classroom. Food provided by the center is peanut and sesame free.


Ages: Three to five years

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Program Length: Four or five days-a-week, Fifty-two weeks-a-year

Inclusion Program in collaboration with The Children’s School, offered for and with children with developmental disabilities.

Opportunity for enrollment in After-School Program when child reaches appropriate age

We have three preschool groups, all located in our Sheldon Avenue center. Forty-nine children aged three to five are enrolled for full day services. There are two groups of three year olds. One of these groups is a collaborative classroom with The Children’s School. Please see the Inclusion Program page for further details. The third preschool group is made up of twenty-one four year-olds.

The Preschool Program is available Monday through Friday year round beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.

Enrolled preschoolers attend from three to five full days per week. The Preschool Program is offered fifty-two weeks per year. All enrolled preschoolers are offered the opportunity to attend the After School program when they reach the appropriate age.

Typical Daily Pre-Schooler’s Schedule

7am – 9am: Arrival/free play

9am: Breakfast (included)

9:30am: Circle Time

10am: Learning Centers Blocks, house corner, computer time, arts and crafts

11am: Outside Play

11:45am: Music

12pm: Lunch prep/bathroom

12:15pm: Lunch (included)

12:45pm: Story

1pm – 3pm: Nap on Cot

3pm: Bathroom

3:15pm: Snack (included)

3:30pm: Outside play or free play activies inside

6pm: Close