Saint John's Lutheran Church Early Childhood Center

"Where a Love of Learning and God Grow"

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Parent Testimonials
Our family joined St John’s ECC in 2018, we have been blessed to have spent the past 5 years there. The warmth, love and support this community has provided both our children is irreplaceable. The memories, traditions and friendships have been incredible for our family and children. Each teacher has shown genuine dedication to their students, God and the pillars of early education. Our children left the school with self confidence and a love of learning. We will continue to be part of the St. John’s community in future!
- Maeve Shultz
My family has been lucky enough to be part of the St. John's ECC family since September 2018, when our daughter started in the 2s program. We felt at home from the minute she walked through the doors. We knew every day she was not only having fun, but was also safe, comfortable, and loved. When she graduated in 2021, she was beyond prepared for kindergarten - socially, academically, and emotionally: thanks to her time at St. John's ECC. Our daughter is now in second grade and still refers to St. John's as "her school." Our son started at St John's ECC in the 2s summer camp program in 2021, and he has loved every moment and experience since then throughout the 2s and 3s programs. We are so grateful for the St. John's ECC teachers, who've always treated our children as their own, and made them excited to go to school each day. The school is a loving and structured environment - fostering a faith-based community of kindness and charity. Our children (and ourselves!) have made the best friendships at St. John's thanks to the community they've created, and we will always cherish the memories of the best nursery school experience we ever could've asked for.
- Melissa Chambers
We love St Johns ECC in Merrick! This school had everything we were looking for in an early education for our son. The teachers, director, education program, religious perspective and extracurricular opportunities were above all expectations! We had our son in the summer program, as well, which provided him a continuous, familiar and fun environment. This school was more like a family and I am forever grateful for the experience we had.
-Caroline Newby
My daughters both went to St. John’s ECC for their 2, 3, and 4-year old programs. I know it was a very positive experience for both of them because they can’t stop talking how much they love going to St. John’s. They didn’t want to miss a single school day because “we don’t want to miss all the fun, mommy!” It was like music to my ears knowing that my kids were in great (warm and loving) hands of St. John’s staff. Because of St. John’s ECC, my daughters gained the necessary skills to do well in classroom. They benefited greatly in their daily preschool routine. It was an engaging learning environment. We love Miss Deborah, Miss Annie, and Miss Liz. They are all great and the administration was always accomodating, communicative, and helpful. I can’t say enough great things about St. John’s ECC. They have after school programs that my kids enjoyed, they have plenty of activities that our family loved. We had great memories. Very lucky to have been part of this school community. Highly recommend!
-Frances Ayo
We are happy to be part of the St. John’s ECC community! My daughter is halfway done her first year in the 2’s program and she loves it. We are grateful for the warm and nurturing atmosphere her teachers and staff provide. Our daughter comes home from school proudly showing off her art work, singing new songs, and talking about what she learned. She also loves to go to her gymnastics class - an add activity at school. She has learned basic tumbling, how to complete an obstacle course and basic skills that she tries to teach her little sister at home. We are looking forward to summer camp and our future at St John’s ECC!
-Kristine Iannucci
St. John’s ECC is a happy and loving place for a child to learn and grow. After sending my daughter there for preschool, it was a no brainer to send my son. I knew that he would get the support and guidance he would need in order to prepare for elementary school. Would not hesitate to recommend to all
-Lauren Tauro