WE ARE THE ONLY CHILD CARE CENTER IN LOCAL AREA THAT WILL GUARANTEE OUR CHILD CARE AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR SATISFACTION OR YOUR MONEY BACK !!

We are so much more than child care and believe that every child should have access to a high quality education. We have a world-class curriculum that prepares your child for success in school and beyond.

I have proudly owned this location since 1999. I started this business in year 2000 as I wanted to give back to the community I settled in as a US citizen after moving from India in 1989.

We are local! We live here and work here.

My background is in teaching and I hold two bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree. My husband for the last 31 years, is a retired automotive executive. We have two grown-up children. Our son is a practicing local attorney and our daughter is an RN and also a medical student.

For me, there is nothing more rewarding than watching a child grasp a concept, complete a task, or start reading. For me every step in their education journey is an honor to be a part of!

My team and I have the opportunity to make a difference every day, and I can’t think of a better feeling than that!!

We are hands on and we care! That is our promise to you.

We are not a 9am-5pm organization. We care enough that we are available virtually 24/7 to our staff. We had experience with a corporate structure while we operated for 18 years, as a franchise under the Tutor Time name. We find operating as an independent liberating from the standpoint of what we can do. No rigid policies and procedures that may make sense to a corporate officer, but just don’t translate at the school and local community level. We can react more quickly to whatever needs improvement or to new resources as they become available. With us, if something doesn’t work, we can change it today. When we find a new resource or child care service that benefits our families, we can implement it quickly. We are available to the families. We always prefer that parents resolve issues with the staff at the school, but when asked or needed, we speak directly with you, the parent.

I and my team are extremely passionate about being the number one child care learning center in the local area. We are here to serve you!

Gayle Siciliano

Center Director since 2014

Over 15 years of Pre-School and Center Director experience
I have taught Pre-K and Preschool classes prior to becoming a Director
I also train other early childhood professionals
It is my pleasure to be working with our families, children and our talented staff members at Early Childcare University

Nancy Craft (2014)

Assistant Director
Hi, my name is Nancy and I am the Assistant Director. I have over 25 years experience working with young children. I was also a Preschool Teacher prior to being promoted to an Asst Director at Early Childhood University. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy watching the little ones learn and grow each day. I just love what I do!

Enkela Belishta (2011)

Lead Teacher
Hello, my name is Enkela. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Albania in 2002. I enjoy working with young children. I make it a personal goal to prepare my students with the skills to succeed in kindergarten. I love watching them grow and it always amazes me how much knowledge children have. I look forward to being an important part of your child’s education!

Artera Shkembi (2010)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Artera and I am a Lead Teacher. I have over 10 years experience working with children and have worked with infants as an assistant and as a preschool teacher. I really enjoy teaching!  I love working with kids!

Dana Chapman (2011)

Lead Teacher
Hi, I’m Dana Chapman and I am a Lead Teacher. Currently, I am attending Eastern University and am majoring in Elementary Education. I have fun with the babies each day. I love working with children and teaching concepts and lessons to pre-schoolers.

Stephanie Marshall (2016)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I am a Lead Teacher. The most rewarding aspect is watching the children learn about the world around them as they transition through out the school. They are so much fun!

Janet Tucker (2015)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Janet and I am a Lead Teacher. Providing consistent love and attention is, in our opinion, the most important part of sharing our day with your little ones! I have the best job ever!

Emily Vallee (2017)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Emily. I love my job! I have learned so much working at Early Childhood University. I love my co workers. Children are so precious. They make my day go so fast!

Maria Barajas (2017)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Maria and I am a Lead Teacher. I have been working at Early Childcare University for 3 years and have experienced many age groups. I am so excited to be part of little children lives! There is nothing like a bond an infant teacher develops with their babies!

Kimberly Torson (2015)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Kimberly Torson. I am a Lead Teacher. I have over 20 years experience working with young children. I believe in teaching the whole child. Each child is unique and should be treated as an individual learning at their own pace. Teaching is my passion!

Megan Feria (2017)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Megan and I am a Lead Teacher. I look forward to being a part of your child’s present, future and watch them grow every day.

Stephanie Watkins (2016)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Stephanie. The children in our care are from the stages of infancy and with your support, we will create a community of caring little learners who are ready to take on the world!

Lindsay Fleming (2014)

Summer Camp Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Lindsay. I am the Lead Teacher of the Summer Camp in College Town!

Friends, Fun and Adventure!

I also work in a school district as a paraprofessional with special needs children.

Gayle Siciliano

Center Director since 2014

Over 15 years of Pre-School and Center Director experience
I have taught Pre-K and Preschool classes prior to becoming a Director
I also train other early childhood professionals
It is my pleasure to be working with our families, children and our talented staff members at Early Childcare University

Nancy Craft (2014)

Assistant Director
Hi, my name is Nancy and I am the Assistant Director. I have over 25 years experience working with young children. I was also a Preschool Teacher prior to being promoted to an Asst Director at Early Childhood University. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy watching the little ones learn and grow each day. I just love what I do!

Enkela Belishta (2011)

Lead Teacher
Hello, my name is Enkela. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Albania in 2002. I enjoy working with young children. I make it a personal goal to prepare my students with the skills to succeed in kindergarten. I love watching them grow and it always amazes me how much knowledge children have. I look forward to being an important part of your child’s education!

Artera Shkembi (2010)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Artera and I am a Lead Teacher. I have over 10 years experience working with children and have worked with infants as an assistant and as a preschool teacher. I really enjoy teaching!  I love working with kids!

Dana Chapman (2011)

Lead Teacher
Hi, I’m Dana Chapman and I am a Lead Teacher. Currently, I am attending Eastern University and am majoring in Elementary Education. I have fun with the babies each day. I love working with children and teaching concepts and lessons to pre-schoolers.

Stephanie Marshall (2016)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I am a Lead Teacher. The most rewarding aspect is watching the children learn about the world around them as they transition through out the school. They are so much fun!

Janet Tucker (2015)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Janet and I am a Lead Teacher. Providing consistent love and attention is, in our opinion, the most important part of sharing our day with your little ones! I have the best job ever!

Emily Vallee (2017)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Emily. I love my job! I have learned so much working at Early Childhood University. I love my co workers. Children are so precious. They make my day go so fast!

Maria Barajas (2017)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Maria and I am a Lead Teacher. I have been working at Early Childcare University for 3 years and have experienced many age groups. I am so excited to be part of little children lives! There is nothing like a bond an infant teacher develops with their babies!

Kimberly Torson (2015)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Kimberly Torson. I am a Lead Teacher. I have over 20 years experience working with young children. I believe in teaching the whole child. Each child is unique and should be treated as an individual learning at their own pace. Teaching is my passion!

Megan Feria (2017)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Megan and I am a Lead Teacher. I look forward to being a part of your child’s present, future and watch them grow every day.

Stephanie Watkins (2016)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Stephanie. The children in our care are from the stages of infancy and with your support, we will create a community of caring little learners who are ready to take on the world!

Lindsay Fleming (2014)

Summer Camp Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Lindsay. I am the Lead Teacher of the Summer Camp in College Town!

Friends, Fun and Adventure!

I also work in a school district as a paraprofessional with special needs children.

Gayle Siciliano

Center Director since 2014

Over 15 years of Pre-School and Center Director experience
I have taught Pre-K and Preschool classes prior to becoming a Director
I also train other early childhood professionals
It is my pleasure to be working with our families, children and our talented staff members at Early Childcare University

Nancy Craft (2014)

Assistant Director
Hi, my name is Nancy and I am the Assistant Director. I have over 25 years experience working with young children. I was also a Preschool Teacher prior to being promoted to an Asst Director at Early Childhood University. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy watching the little ones learn and grow each day. I just love what I do!

Enkela Belishta (2011)

Lead Teacher
Hello, my name is Enkela. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Albania in 2002. I enjoy working with young children. I make it a personal goal to prepare my students with the skills to succeed in kindergarten. I love watching them grow and it always amazes me how much knowledge children have. I look forward to being an important part of your child’s education!

Artera Shkembi (2010)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Artera and I am a Lead Teacher. I have over 10 years experience working with children and have worked with infants as an assistant and as a preschool teacher. I really enjoy teaching!  I love working with kids!

Dana Chapman (2011)

Lead Teacher
Hi, I’m Dana Chapman and I am a Lead Teacher. Currently, I am attending Eastern University and am majoring in Elementary Education. I have fun with the babies each day. I love working with children and teaching concepts and lessons to pre-schoolers.

Stephanie Marshall (2016)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I am a Lead Teacher. The most rewarding aspect is watching the children learn about the world around them as they transition through out the school. They are so much fun!

Janet Tucker (2015)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Janet and I am a Lead Teacher. Providing consistent love and attention is, in our opinion, the most important part of sharing our day with your little ones! I have the best job ever!

Emily Vallee (2017)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Emily. I love my job! I have learned so much working at Early Childhood University. I love my co workers. Children are so precious. They make my day go so fast!

Maria Barajas (2017)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Maria and I am a Lead Teacher. I have been working at Early Childcare University for 3 years and have experienced many age groups. I am so excited to be part of little children lives! There is nothing like a bond an infant teacher develops with their babies!

Kimberly Torson (2015)

Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Kimberly Torson. I am a Lead Teacher. I have over 20 years experience working with young children. I believe in teaching the whole child. Each child is unique and should be treated as an individual learning at their own pace. Teaching is my passion!

Megan Feria (2017)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Megan and I am a Lead Teacher. I look forward to being a part of your child’s present, future and watch them grow every day.

Stephanie Watkins (2016)

Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Stephanie. The children in our care are from the stages of infancy and with your support, we will create a community of caring little learners who are ready to take on the world!

Lindsay Fleming (2014)

Summer Camp Lead Teacher

Hi, my name is Lindsay. I am the Lead Teacher of the Summer Camp in College Town!

Friends, Fun and Adventure!

I also work in a school district as a paraprofessional with special needs children.

Special School Features

At ECU, we are adult-child CPR and standard first aid trained.

Many other programs train just a handful of their teachers. At Early Childhood University, we feel having all of our staffed trained in CPR is much safer for all of the children in our care, and even for their families and caretakers also.

Diaper Program

ECU provides the necessary diapers, pull ups and wipes for the care of all of the children in our Freshman A & B and Sophomore Infant rooms. There’s no need to remember these items on your list of supplies any more, we will handle it for  you.

Sign Language

Children are more adept at learning than any other age group. They are quite literally sponges for knowledge. Sign language instruction starts with infants.

Spanish

Just like sign language, there’s no better time to introduce a second language than in early childhood. We start in infants by playing songs and continue through kindergarten.

30-Day “Happy Family” Guarantee

We want you and your child to be successful and happy at Early Childhood University.  If you or your child are not 100% happy with our school, just let us know in the first 30 days and you will receive a full refund of your first month’s tuition.

Kid-Friendly Schedules

Early Childhood University understands the importance of striking a balance between a structured schedule and a flexible schedule. While structured schedules followed by teachers in each classroom are designed to provide the guidance every child needs, we also allow room for schedule flexibility. This is for us to encourage more time for child-led initiatives, ideas and insights. We make sure that schedules are flexible enough to cater to the unique developmental needs of each child.

Safety in the School and Classrooms

Safety is paramount in every childcare center. This is why at Early Childhood University, we use the latest security features to ensure your children’s safety. We also implement a strict pick-up policy which requires the presentation of ID for new individuals picking up a child regardless of relation.

All children under the care of our staff are guaranteed to be safe because they are constantly supervised, monitored and accompanied. Our staff members are trained and certified for CPR and First Aid. They also receive continuing education classes every year.

Our infant and administration staff members have also been trained in SIDS protection while our school bus drivers must attend annual driver safety training courses to ensure kids’ safety on the road.

Kindergarten Readiness

With Early Childhood University, preparing your child for kindergarten has never been better. With our skilled staff and effective curriculum, we are confident we can help set your child on the path to success upon entering kindergarten.

Before and After-School Programs

At Early Childhood University, we understand the importance of after school programs as an integral part of every family’s schedule. Our programs ensure that children are provided adequate time with their families at home. We also give kids fun activities on a daily basis that allow them to spend time playing and socializing with their peers.

Both our before and after-school programs aim to provide young kids the opportunity to break away from the structured academic learning routine to boost their creativity, decision-making and problem-solving skills. With the help of our daily parent interactions, we determine the after school needs of each child.

  • OPEN 6:30am – 6:30pm

  • Two large enclosed playgrounds

  • Lifecubby Communication
  • Observation Windows in each classroom

  • Security Cameras in ALL classrooms

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