Early Childhood Learning Center

 



 

Our Mission Statement


St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center will provide each child entrusted to their care with the opportunity to grow spiritually, educationally, emotionally, socially and physically, as well as to become life-long learners in a Catholic environment.


St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center is a child-centered, value-oriented, co-educational Catholic school serving children ages three and four.  The Center aims for academic excellence in an environment of religious and moral formations.  Along with teaching formal subjects, St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center will strive to give direction to the lives of its students by instilling certain values

  • Responsibility
  • Respect for authority
  • Consideration for the rights of others
  • Self-discipline

Particular emphasis will be placed upon inter-personal relationships as a long-term goal.  In a world which today challenges the ability and opportunity for people to be of service to their community, in their own homes, in their “back yard” and in distant lands, we will, through a variety of service experiences, help our students learn to appreciate the role of one who has come to serve.

 

Meet Our Staff


 

 

 

 

 

 

Director - Mrs. Kim Santerre


Mrs. Santerre holds a BS in Elementary Education from Iona College and an MS in Curriculum from WesternConnecticut State University. She is an NYS and a
NYC licensed certified teacher, Pre-K-6th.  Kim taught 4th grade in the Harrison Central School District and served as a Literacy Staff Developer and teacher in the Bronx.
 
Kimberly began her career at St Lawrence O’Toole as the Coordinating Assistant for our Family Program in December of 2016, she enjoyed facilitating the “Just
the Two of Us” program, directing our St. Lawrence O’Toole VBS Camps and leading our Family Program.  When Kim isn’t working, she loves spending time
with her husband and her three sons who all went through ECLC.  Kim is  passionate about growing our school and thrilled to join the team.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K 4 Head Teacher - Mrs. Renee Torchiano


Mrs. Renee Torchiano has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Manhattanville College.  She has been teaching for 15 years.  In addition to teaching all age groups in early childhood, she has also been a Director of a preschool in White Plains and a Literacy Coach for Sylvan Learning.  Mrs. Torchiano’s passion is creating, implementing and practicing developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum.  She started working for St. Lawrence O’Toole in 2011 as the Kindergarten teacher.  In 2015, she was the “Just the 2 of Us” teacher for St. Lawrence.  Mrs. Torchiano has three children, 2 of which attended St. Lawrence. Mrs. Torchiano and her husband moved to Brewster seven years ago, and the first place that welcomed them and made them feel like they were part of a BIG family in a new neighborhood was St. Lawrence O’Toole ECLC!


Pre-K 4 Head Teacher - Mrs. Janice Nastasi


Mrs. Nastasi was a teacher for 28  years before coming out of retirement to join our staff as a Pre-K 4 teacher in September of 2012. Mrs. Nastasi taught Kindergarten for 14 years, First Grade for 7 years and Reading for 7 years at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Brewster. She also taught 5 th and 6 th Grade Science for 2 years here at St. Lawrence and taught 4 years of Math in various
Middle Schools in Texas, Carmel and Pleasantville. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Connecticut State College and received her Masters in Education from Cambridge College.


Pre-K 3 Head Teacher - Mrs. Lynn Sherman


Mrs. Sherman has been working at ECLC since 2017.  She has a BS and MBA from the University of Buffalo and worked in Marketing for 15 years before taking time off to raise her children.  She has been an active parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole and taught CCD since 2009.  Also, Lynn has been a substitute teacher in the Brewster Central Schools since 2016.  These teaching experiences and her love for children led her to pursue a CDA credential, which is a nationally recognized certification in early childhood development.   Lynn and her husband have lived in Brewster since 2007 with their 3 children, the youngest who attended ECLC. 


 

 

 

 

Pre-K 3 Head Teacher - Mrs. Rachel Whitehead


Rachel Whitehead is the new pre-K 3 teacher. Rachel is a certified teacher
in Pre-K through 6th grade with over 12 years of teaching experience in both
regular and special education settings. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Ed from Messiah College, Grantham, PA and a Master of Science in Education from University of New England, Biddeford, ME.  Rachel and her husband are residents of Brewster and they have two children, a 13-year-old daughter, and an eight-year-old son who attend Brewster schools. Rachel’s teaching philosophy is to create a warm and nurturing, child-centered environment where children feel comfortable to play while they explore new activities and preschool concepts.
 

       Additional ECLC Staff
 

 

Ms. Savannah DeFelice

Teacher Aide

 

Ms. Lisa DeRose

Teacher Aide and Gym Teacher

 

Mrs. Gina DiBenedetto

Teacher Aide

 

Mrs. Carol Feehan

Teacher Aide and Lunch Bunch

 

Mrs. Carol Fisher  

Spanish Teacher

 

Miss Maria Morelli

After Care and Per-Diem Substitute

 

Mrs. Mary Ann O’Neill  

After Care

 

Mrs. Danielle Salvo

Office Staff

 

Mrs. Clara Segretti

Teacher Aide and Office Staff

 

Ms. Patti Smith

Morning Care and Lunch Bunch

 

Mrs. Nancy Tucker 

Teacher Aide and Library Coordinator

 

Mrs. Nelva Zambrano 

Teacher Aide, Music Teacher and Lunch Bunch

           

                 

                 

         

        

         

              

             

              

               

           

 


 


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Programs Offered


3 Year Old

4 Year Old

Lunch Bunch

AM/PM Care

 

 
 



 


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Contact Us


845-279-5164

sloteclc@comcast.net


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