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Alice Brown Early Learning Center


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We pride ourselves on exceptional programing and accessibility.

It’s rewarding for us to support young children along a path of discovery, creativity and learning. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.







Alice Brown Early Learning Center
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530

 School Closings

2018-2019 Closing Dates
Labor Day Closed Monday, September 3
Thanksgiving Close at 4:00 p.m. November 21. Closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23
Christmas/New Years Closed from Sunday, December 23, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closed Monday, January 21
Memorial Day Closed Monday, May 27
Summer Breaks Closed Monday, July 1 to Saturday, July 6
Closed Sunday, August 11 to Saturday, August 24

 Meet Our Administration

elc-ludlamLaura Ludlam
Alice Brown Early Learning Center, Room 101
p – 516.877.3907
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Laura Ludlam is the Director of the Alice Brown Early Learning Center at Adelphi University. Laura has a master’s degree in Special Education and 25 years experience teaching and directing early childhood programs. Laura has taught early childhood education courses at SUNY Empire State College. Laura currently teaches and trains child-care providers for the Child Care Councils of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and provides consultation for them on a variety of topics related to families and children. Laura’s interests includes reading, traveling, Broadway shows, and visiting her children.

CaliguriAndrea Caligiuri
Associate Director
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Andrea Caligiuri is a long time early childhood teacher at Adelphi University, beginning her career with the program in 1985 under the leadership of Alice Brown. She served as the program’s Kindergarten coordinator from 1987 until 2011. Currently, she is part of the Pre K 3 Team and is the program’s Senior Support Staff, offering guidance and education related to early childhood social/emotional learning, issues in infant (0-5 years of age) mental health, and parent education. Andrea has a BS. and MA from Adelphi University in Elementary Education and is New York State certified teacher for grades N-6. She completed the Post Masters Certificate program in Parent Education and Guidance from the Adelphi Institute for Parenting in 2011. In 2017 she completed the Adelphi Institute for Parenting’s two year Post Master’s Program in Parent-Infant Mental Health. Andrea received her Tier II Parent Educator Credentialing from the New York State Parent Education Partnership. Andrea is an advocate for parents and believes strongly in every family’s right to be supported and nurtured. Andrea is an avid gardener and reader, and enjoys spending time with her two children, family and friends.

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