Career & Tech Preschool

The on-campus Preschool operates as a learninggirl 2
environment for high school students that are enrolled
in Early Childhood at the Career & Tech Center.

We invite children, 3-5 years old, to enroll in one half-day session as outlined in our Daily Program. Our program typically begins in late September and ends in mid-May. We are not open during the summer months.

Throughout the school year the high school students learn various aspects of child development, as well as early childhood education. As the high school students gain teaching skills, they are able to implement a variety of learning activities in the preschool. High school students are always supervised by their NYS certified classroom teacher.

Click here for more information about the Early Childhood program

Registration for the fall begins in March, and spaces tend to fill quickly.

Daily Program

Daily activities usually include the following:dinos

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Free choice (learning centers open – includes: art, sensory, dramatic play, block building, woodworking, table top, games, self-serve snack)

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Clean up, group time, outdoor play


Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES Career & Tech Center
555 Warren Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Early Childhood Occupations Teacher:
Mrs. Carol Sutherlandgirl

Early Childhood Teacher Aide:
Mrs. Debbie Sharp

Preschool Telephone Number:

257-1555, ext. 2007


Fall Semester: September – December
Spring Semester: January – May
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Afternoon Session: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


$100 per semester, per child.