The Center for Early Learning (CEL) was founded in 1978 by a group of dedicated teachers and parents whose goal was to offer a quality preschool program to area children. The school strives toward this end by providing a developmentally appropriate educational experience for its children.
CEL holds an absolute charter granted by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York on behalf of the State Education Department.
…where caring and learning shine through
To offer preschool children a structured learning program, which consists of a written curriculum, well designed classrooms, careful choice of learning materials, consistent application of rules of behavior and an assessment of each child’s development.

To create a classroom environment that encourages the development of independence, self-control and “quiet confidence”.

To promote the above through an educational program directed toward parents and the community at large through conferences, committees, projects and programs sponsored by CEL.
Our programs offer creative developmentally appropriate curriculum in all areas. We understand that children grow and learn at different rates and in different ways. We accommodate different learning styles by providing many ways to do things. The classrooms are arranged in learning centers with all material within the reach of children.

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CEL TEACHER

Gina Davis

Gina joined CEL in September 2022. She has been working with young children for the last 8 years and enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors and art with them. Gina holds a BA in Exercise Science from Adelphi University. Outside of the classroom, Gina enjoys running, hiking, gardening, and attending her children's many sporting events. She lives in Queensbury with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and several chickens.
CEL TEACHER

Sue Manna

Sue joined CEL in September 2023. Sue has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood and has spent most of her life working with children; as a nanny, a babysitter, a mom and a preschool teacher. Sue has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. When she's not working, she is usually traveling or driving to Maine to see her grandchildren.
CEL TEACHER

Kim Hunt

Kim started at CEL in 2019 after working 10 years as a teacher and then Center Director at a daycare. She has over 25 years of experience working with children. Her love of children started with babysitting her cousins as a young teen. She took Early Childhood Education in High School and has taken a variety of classes and training hours over the years. Kim lives in Queensbury with her husband, three children and 2 dogs. She spends her time outside of school reading, taking walks with her dogs, and crafting.
CEL TEACHER

Chrystal Wood

Chrystal joined CEL in September 2023. She loves working with children. She has a love for music and is excited to share that love with her students! Chrystal is a mom to 2 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys watching hockey with her husband, getting crafty with her children, as well as family game and movie nights!
CEL TEACHER

Avery Roberts

Avery joined CEL in September 2023. Avery holds a BA in English with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Vermont. She learned she enjoyed teaching children during her first job as a ski instructor at a local mountain. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her family and two kitties, as well as reading, traveling, cooking, and doing puzzles.
CEL TEACHER

Connie Meehan

Connie has returned to CEL this fall. She was previously a CEL teacher from 2011-2014 before working as a Nanny for the past 9 years. She has experience working with young children in different capacities for the past 25 years. Outside the classroom Connie enjoys reading, spending time at the beach with her family and visiting her two grown children in Buffalo and Boston. She lives in Glens Falls with her husband and two dogs.