Contact South Shore Children’s Center


Phone Number:

(631) 581-1234


1 Craig B. Gariepy Ave Islip Terrace, NY 11752

We are located in the Early Childhood Center. Our entrance is located in the South East corner of the building, facing Gariepy Avenue just past the ball fields.

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South Shore Children's Center

When it comes to childcare and early childhood education, there are many options that you may explore to lay the foundation for your child’s academic future. With the exceptional curriculum of South Shore Children’s Center and a beautifully maintained environment that combines fun and learning, you can feel confident that your child will have the best possible start in preschool. We are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and our teachers are NYS certified in early childhood education.

Driving to Our Center

From the east, you can reach our school by heading west on NY-27 W to exit 46. Keep left at the fork, and follow signs for Connetquot Ave. S/Southern Parkway/Heckscher Parkway. Continue onto Sunrise Highway North Service Road. Turn right onto Craig B. Gariepy Ave., and you will see us on the right.

Approaching from the west, take Southern State Parkway to Heckscher State Parkway, and continue to exit 44W for New York 27 W. Merge onto Sunrise Highway North Service Road, and turn right onto Craig B. Gariepy Ave. You will see our school on the right.

What’s Nearby

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

KK Athletics Indoor Sports

Long Island Children’s Museum

Long Island is a large suburban island located southeast of Manhattan comprised of four counties, two of which include the NYC boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. To distinguish the more suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk, many New York City natives refer only to these counties as Long Island. Suffolk County is the easternmost county of the island with a significant suburban population and a thriving industry of scientific research.

There are nearly 1,500,000 people residing in Suffolk County, many of whom live in family-friendly communities offering a commute to the city. With several national protected areas in the county, there is an abundance of natural scenery and wildlife that preserves the region’s suburban appeal.

Public Resources

Connetquot Public Library

Long Island Parks

Long Island Railroad