22 St. John Street
Monticello, NY 12701
Project Excel Preschool is managed by Easter Seals New York, Inc. and runs
independently from Monticello Central School District.
Universal pre-k applications will be taken from Apr. 1-28
Please make sure to call the registrar's office early at 845-794-0128, ext.
make an appointment.
What's for lunch? Find out online
The Monticello Central School District Food Service Department provides Project Excel students with tasty
meals every school day free of charge.
here to see the school menus.
Pick up and safety procedures at Project Excel
Providing a safe and secure learning environment is a priority at Project
Excel. Project Excel employs numerous measures designed to ensure the safety of
students and staff:
Learn more about Project Excel
Project Excel Preschool is a collaboration between Monticello Central School
District and Easter Seals. The program provides educational services for
universal pre-kindergarten students of Monticello and classified preschool
children from throughout Sullivan County. Project Excel offers include day
care classrooms, private tuition pre-school, universal pre-k (integrated and
non-integrated) as well as classes for children with disabilities (integrated
- Project Excel classrooms are bright, colorful, full of language development
and language stimulation, nurturing and open to endless possibilities for
student exploration and “hands-on” learning.
- By providing students with ample opportunities to explore areas of their
interest, the curriculum focuses on using the strengths of the students to build
self-esteem and the important preschool skills of socialization, language
development, academic readiness and motor development.
- The staff consists of well-trained, experienced educators driven by the
educational philosophy of the Monticello Central School District and the early
childhood policies of Easter Seals. They strive to provide an educationally
stimulating classroom environment enriched with positive behavior management
strategies. In a Project Excel classroom, children receive developmentally
appropriate pre-academic instruction. Daily opportunities to participate in
learning experiences and activities such as art, music, and movement, help
encourage children’s self expression. Guided socialization activities and
exposure to high quality literature are also a part of the diverse curriculum.
Additionally, there are opportunities for gross motor development, participation
in simple cooking activities, exposure to science activities, and computer
- Monticello’s Project Excel is fully approved by the NY State Education
Department to provide special education services for infants, toddlers and
preschool children. This approval also includes the certification to conduct
education screenings and evaluations for children throughout Sullivan County. It
is also approved by the Office of Children and Family Services to provide day
care services for children. Applications and more information are available at
Project Excel located at the St. John Street Education Center in Monticello, or
by calling 845-794-4020. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Scholarship information available.
Parent resources, information available at "Parent Today"
The district is offering parents a free resource to help them coach and
support their children’s education from pre-k through high school. Parent Today
is an e-newsletter and website that provides parents with the tools and
information they need to be even more engaged in their children’s education.
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