Career & Tech Preschool

  • The on-campus Preschool operates as a learning 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.

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

    Daily Program

    Daily activities usually include the following:

    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 Sutherland

    Early Childhood Teacher Aide:
    Mrs. Debbie Sharp

    Preschool Telephone Number:
    607-257-1555, 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.