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


Meet Our Staff

Director - Mrs. Britanny Gauriloff

Mrs. Brittany Gauriloff holds a BA in Psychology and began her career as a Mental Health Worker at Four Winds Hospital.  She is a lifelong parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac.  At St. John's she has been a 2nd grade catechist for the past 10 years, served on the parish council, and created & facilitated the Tiny Tots at Jesus' House program.  Mrs. Gauriloff has taken on the professional challenge of currently obtaining the nationally-renowned Child Development Associate Credential.

Mrs. Gauriloff was introduced to ECLC as a parent in 2017.  She began her career at St. Lawrence O'Toole facilitating the Just the Two of Us program, then at ECLC as a teachers aide, and as the school music teacher.  When not at school, Mrs. Gauriloff is happiest spending time with her husband, and two sons.


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 4 Head Teacher - Mrs Brenda Gillespie



Pre-K 3 Head Teacher - Mrs Alaina DeVito


Pre-K 3 Head Teacher - Mrs Melanie D'Addario


Additional ECLC Staff


 Linda Berger

  Lunch Bunch Aide/Sub


 Kim Brewer

  PK3 TA/Lunch Bunch Aide


Patty Cusanelli

 Gym Teacher/Sub


Carol Feehan



Senora Carol Fisher

 Spanish Teacher


Alissa Hollywood



Donna Kim



Maria Morelli

 PK4 TA/Extended Care


Lorena Oktrova

 PK4 TA/Music Teacher/LB Aide


Danielle Salvo

 Office Manager


Clara Segretti

 PK4 TA/Extended Care

  Robin Tedeschi  Art Teacher/Sub

Nancy Tucker

 PK4 TA/Librarian




















Programs Offered

3 Year Old

4 Year Old

Extended Services Program





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