Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center Celebrates 20 Years

From left, Maureen Wikane, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center director, Arlene Notel, the program director, and Erin Albanese, a pre-kindergarten teacher, at a staff breakfast on Friday kicking off the 20th anniversary year. Photos Courtesy of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton is 20 years old! The center offers toddler, junior pre-kindergarten, and pre-kindergarten classes for children between 18 months and 5 years old. 

Although its name has changed over the years, with its current name chosen in 2013 in honor of Eleanor Whitmore, a longtime advocate and volunteer, its mission has remained the same.  

While Amagansett and Bridgehampton offer pre-K programs for both 3- and 4-year-olds, and Montauk offers a full-day program for 4-year-olds, the Eleanor Whitmore Center provides the East Hampton School District’s prekindergarten program .

Pre-kindergarteners and their teachers, Erin Albanese, center, and Nancy Chimborazo, left, took a field trip to John Papa's in East Hampton for some breakfast.
A 100th day of School celebration on Tuesday will engage students in all kinds of mathematical learning activities.