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History

ENDICOTT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN NURSERY SCHOOL is a non-for-profit, non-sectarian pre-school for three-through-five year olds. The school was founded in 1965 and is supported by Endicott First Presbyterian Church as part of its mission to our community. Since 1989, the school has been accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. The accreditation process involves comprehensive internal self-study and external professional review to verify compliance with the Academy's Criteria for High Quality Early Childhood Programs.

Endicott First Presbyterian Church is pleased to be able to make its facilities available to many community groups, and welcomes you as part of the Nursery School. We encourage you to inquire at the church office or speak to the director of the school or the church pastors if the church family can help you in any way.

Philosophy

The philosophy of ENDICOTT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN NURSERY SCHOOL is based on the theory that there is a sequence to the child's growth, that development occurs in a series of steps (with earlier steps preparing for and providing the base for later steps) and that this sequence is always in the direction of simple to complex and concrete to abstract.

The goals of the school are to provide a developmentally appropriate preschool education program for three to five year olds and to provide opportunities for parent involvement. Through the use of open-ended materials and a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities from which to choose, the objectives for each child are to encourage exploration and learning through discovery, creativity, language development, development of social skills and self-confidence, and opportunities to practice and develop large and fine motor skills. A further goal of the school is to identify, refer and serve children with special needs and to provide support for their parents.

Nursery School Advisory Board

An advisory board of volunteers works closely with the Nursery School staff in making policy decisions and maintaining the high standards of the school. Board members are available to give classroom tours during school hours for parents who are interested in enrolling their children.

2016 - 2017 Staff Members:

Greeter/Support Staff Cathy Landon 748-1744
Director of Education Ronne Sisco Ext 206
Director of Business Derek Washburn Ext 207
Teachers
  Four-year-olds

Christina Bassano
Ally Evangelista
Pamela Harvey
Marcy Luffman
Samantha Merimberga
Val O'Neill

Ext 112
Ext 211
Ext 213
Ext 111
Ext 212
Ext 108
  Three-year-olds

Lisa Dutcher
Cathy Aspling
Kathy Beaudette
Rene Reed

Ext 106
Ext 205
Ext 205
(Teacher Assistant)
Speech Pathologist Kristin Cioci

Job Opportunities:

We are accepting applications for a Teacher Assistant for our Threes Program in the Fall of 2017:

Nationally-accredited Endicott First Presbyterian Nursery School is seeking Teacher Assistant for our Threes Program starting Sept. 11, 2017. Individual must:

    • have or be working on an Associates degree or higher in ECE, Child Dev.-Family Studies, ECE in Spec. Ed., or Elem. Ed. w/ concentration in ECE, OR
    • have an Associates degree or higher outside of ECE & 3+ yrs. of work exp. in an NAEYC-accredited program, OR
    • have an Associates degree or higher outside of ECE w/ 3+ yrs. of exp. in non-accredited prog. & @ least 30 contact hrs. of relevant training during the past three years, OR
    • possess or be working on a CDA credential by the "Council for Professional Recognition" OR
    • have obtained a minimum of 12 college credits (semester hours) in ECE, child development, elem. ed., or early childhood special ed. These classes must encompass the following: child development & learning of children birth through kindergarten; family & community relationships; observing, documenting, and assessing young children; teaching and learning; and professional practices & development

Position will be Mon.-Fri. from 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and/or Mon., Wed., Fri. from 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Credential-based salary. Please download application off our website and submit with resume to address below or you may also e-mail your materials to NurserySchool@FirstPresEndicott.org.

Can't be permanent? We continue to accept applications for substitute teachers for both the 3 and 4 year old classrooms.

Staff Job Descriptions
Staff Application

Pay Scale

Apply in writing to:

Endicott First Presbyterian Nursery School
29 Grant Ave
Endicott, NY 13760
Attn: Ronne Sisco, Dtr. of Education

 


Phone: 607-748-1744,  Fax: 607-748-1744
Email: NurserySchool@FirstPresEndicott.org