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Principal's Welcome Letter

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! I hope you had a fantastic summer enjoying the beautiful weather and adventures with family and friends. Whether you're just joining our EELC community or are returning, the faculty, staff, and I look forward to collaborating with you to support your child’s growth. We anticipate an exciting year of learning through play and exploration.

The EELC is an amazing preschool with a deeply caring and professional staff ready to support your child’s early childhood education. Our focus is to prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond, providing them with a wonderful experience all while having fun.

Early Childhood Education has long been recognized as extremely important in the development of a child. Ongoing communication with us will ensure that your preschooler continues to grow into their own special person. If you have any ideas, questions, and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Working together, we can provide the best possible preschool experience for your child.

Student Assignment

Homeroom lists for the 2022-23 school year are available on GENESIS through the Parent Portal. In order to find out who your child’s homeroom teacher will be for this year, you must log onto Parent Portal ( and complete all the required back to school forms. Please follow the instructions to register on the Parent Portal. These forms must be completed by September 15, 2022.

Please check the EELC website for additional information and announcement updates.

Parents, kindly remember the following for our preschoolers:  

  •  A backpack (normal size)

  • Label all your child’s belongings

  • Extra diapers or pull ups, if not potty trained

  • Extra changing clothes in your child’s bag (ie. shirts, pants, underwear, socks)

  • Please have your child wear sneakers (no sandals)

  • A snack and a drink. Please note that all snacks should be nut free

  • Make sure the school nurse is informed of your child’s allergies or any special medical needs

  • If there are any changes with picking up your child, please inform the school in advance

  • Click here for the general supply list

Arriving to School

Please note that if you are driving your child to school, you will need to park and walk your child to the building. The parking lot is adjacent to the school building. Please make sure that the children do not run and please hold their hand at all times.

Parent Teacher Organization

We intend on forming a Parent Teacher Organization that will assist in organizing the school events. We are appealing to parents to volunteer to be part of this association. Please consider volunteering as parental involvement is key to student success. More information will be available shortly. 

Regular School hours are :

  • AM Session : 8:55 am – 11:30 pm

  • PM Session : 12:55 pm – 3:30 pm

Important Dates:

  • First Day of School - Tuesday, September 6 starting at 8:55 AM (12:55 PM for PM Session). 

  • EELC Back to School Night - Thursday, September 15th - 6:30 PM

Please refer to the attached school calendar for school holidays and events. For other important dates, please view the Monthly Calendar which will be on our school website.

Wishing you all the best as we launch into the new school year,

Dr. Anthony Shallop

Dr. Anthony J. Shallop
Phone: 732-452-2939

"Early Childhood Education is the key to the betterment of society."

~Maria Montessori

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