Iken STEM Science Academy Preschool
We inspire a love of learning and discovery
As STEM pre-school educators, we will expand the children’s learning and lead them towards discovery by fostering their intrinsic curiosity and power of imagination. Our goal is to create confident and creative problem solvers. We surround children with language and print in order to understand and interpret what is on the written page. Our teachers choose award winning authors and illustrators and classic children’s books.
Early exposure to STEM helps create critical thinking and reasoning skills. The students will explore concrete objects by their attributes using their inquiry skills by recording observations with their drawings and make conclusions based on their observations. Our goal is to expand your child’s love of science and math.
Let our story come to life when you visit our beautiful school. We invite you and your child to meet our dedicated staff.
- Before and after school care available
- After school enrichment programs
- Beautiful outdoor playground
- Indoor Gym
- Lunch Program
- Small class size
- Jewish tradition
- STEM Program: Science Technology Engineering and Math, as well as Art and Music
- Mommy and me classes by ECsquared
- Licensed by OCFS
Ilene Morrin, Early Childhood Director
Ilene grew up in Bayside, Queens. She has a BA in Elementary Education from SUNY New Paltz and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Queens College. Ilene worked as a preschool teacher at the Mid Island Y JCC for over 13 years. She was a mentor teacher, always helping to guide new teachers at her school. Ilene is an innovator in early childhood education, always researching new theories and programs to help her children get the skills necessary to succeed in todays society.
Presently, Ilene is introducing a STEM curriculum to Long Island at the Iken STEM Science Academy Preschool at Jericho Jewish Center. Ilene was President of Shaloma Hadassah where she successfully raised funds to benefit Israel.
Ilene resides in Plainview, NY with her husband and 3 wonderful children.