Toddler – 2 yrs – 3 yrs


Ages 2 – 3


It’s surely a “Small World” at the Pre-School Toddler Center!
Every activity and event is planned specifically for the very special needs of 2 – 3 year olds.


– Live music to sing and dance to with glee.
– Mixed media arts & crafts for the most imaginative creations.
– Athletics for sporting games and fun-filled movement and coordination activities.
– Nature, Farming & Gardening to discover the natural world around us.
– Story time for imagining “What if…”
– Dramatic Play with everything from dress-up costumes to building blocks.


Swimming and water play is an important part of summer fun! Toddlers enjoy a daily swim in our heated kiddie pool. A Red Cross certified instructor along with our counseling staff, facilitate a fun and energetic swimming session. To insure the safety of our young campers, each child is equipped with a floatation device and are carefully monitored. Campers are introduced to beginning skills such as blowing bubbles under water and hand strokes using imaginative games and creative role playing activities. Each swim session concludes with ample time for a splashing good time enjoying a variety of water toys!
The Toddler Summer Program is sure to bring lots of joy and learning to every child.


Toddlers can be found visiting and learning about Nature at the Farm and Garden. Horses, sheep, goats, chickens, birds, and bunny rabbits reside alongside our flourishing Garden overflowing with tomatoes, corn, string beans, eggplant and more delicious vegetables ready to be sampled!


Art is a natural mechanism for young children to express their perceptions of the world. In addition to the individual projects that children have the opportunity to complete each day, Laurel Hill encourages large-format group projects that encourage children to create cooperatively. Using a variety of tools, including multi-sized and textured brushes, rollers, sponges, sticks and stamps, children collaborate to produce art that would be impossible to create independently. This is the very favorite part of the day for many children, for whom combining socialization with artistic exploration is a perfect fit.


Making Music. Singing, dancing, rhythm band, and movement games stir up the fun and enhance our learning each day. Our children enjoy daily music classes that stimulate our toddlers’ desire to learn, and create feelings of excitement and enjoyment.


– Carnivals – Parades – Olympics – Show Time – Festivals –


The highest quality summer experience for toddlers is a reflection of Laurel Hill’s winter program. Our classes from nursery through eighth grade represent an unsurpassed tradition of academic and artistic achievement, social growth, and self-discovery. The Laurel Hill School is prepared to serve your child’s schooling and recreational interests throughout the year.

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LHS is a recognized New York State private school, located in Suffolk County, Long Island.





Parent Bravos

Here is a small sample of some of the  beautiful comments from our Parents

From a 6th Grade Parent:

Dear Mr and Mrs Stark,
And all our wonderful LHS teachers! We want to support all parents in sending our deepest gratitude for giving our kids some sense of normalcy during these very challenging times.
It’s very important for us to know that while my husband, as many other ICU doctors and nurses, are fighting every day with this vicious disease, our children can still follow their routine, learn, and communicate with their teachers and friends. It helps us, parents, and it definitely helps kids to continue their growth as individuals.
I see excitement in (our daughter’s) eyes when she is getting ready for school in the morning, when she is running to the printer to get an assignment, or just talking to her friends during breaks.
Thank you so much to every single one of you!

From a 3YR Old Parent:

“We wanted to say thank you for accommodating the preschool families with the tuition suspension during this time.
We are also amazed (and truly grateful) that the zoom on- line learning format is continuing despite the circumstances.
I know this is not an easy time for businesses, organizations etc. If there is anything at all we can do to help the school during this time or once we return, please let us know. Maybe a fundraiser or maybe there is something we can do for our individual teachers. Just brainstorming…
Finally, some thoughts as we’ve entered week 3 of zoom/on-line learning. It’s been such a wonderful experience participating in our kids’ learning! Yes managing working from home and helping with homeschool can be exciting… but I’ve enjoyed seeing firsthand how dedicated our teachers are to not only teaching and providing additional resources to enhance learning, but also doing it with such great enthusiasm.
 There’s a great sense of community and collaboration between administration, teachers and parents, and it is evident that our main goal is how to make this experience the best it can possibly be.
How lucky are we to have such amazingly dedicated teachers in our kids’ lives! How blessed are we to be part of the
Laurel Hill family!
In the midst of chaos you have given us a sense of normalcy and we are genuinely appreciative of all your efforts.


As Charles Dickens famously observed…
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .
it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope . . .
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day because we are blessed by the beauty, by the serene innocence, and by the precocity of our boys and girls.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day for the blessing of totally dedicated teachers and support staff who clearly know why they selected to do what they do in career and in life and give, and give, and give tirelessly to fulfill their greatest ambitions for their children’s growth and well being.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” because we are blessed to have families joined with us to support and to build – partners in turning great ideas into great accomplishments, partners ready to share their skills and to help in the work that needs to be done.
Ms. Bond’s Zoom Classroom
Never in my teaching career would I have thought that I would need to teach elementary class via online classes. Yet, here we are in uncertain times, teaching in a media platform that is geared towards the children of this generation.
As apprehensive as I was before the first day of Zoom (I woke up a number of times during the night like it was my first day of school!), I now feel energized and excited about what we are able to do with the Zoom program. I’ve found that I’ve been able to keep most of my teaching the same as when it is a live class! In Reading, we’ve done an author study and vocabulary work in just three days! I am so proud of how much hard work my students continue to do while they are at home!
I hope this email finds you well and safe. I have been thinking about you & Mr. Stark often and must first apologize for the time lapse in reaching out to express my deepest gratitude. I can’t believe that we have just completed 3 weeks of successful and engaging remote learning. Your steadfast leadership at the onset of this crisis was inspiring. As this crisis turned into a nationwide tragic pandemic, your engaging and detailed remote learning program did not waiver. In fact, it strengthened! Our children were the lucky ones to maintain a sense of normalcy with their routine schedule and engaging “live” classes with all of their treasured teachers and classmate friends.