• Early Learning Center

    Early Learning Center information

    Address: 372 Church St.

    Phone: 845-451-4720

    Principal: Nadine Elting-Dargan, ndargan@poughkeepsieschools.org

    Main office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    School hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

    Enrollment: 465 (2019-2020)

    Staff: 100

    School nurse: 845-451-4720 ext. 3410


ELC Headlines

  • ELC PTA growth earns recognition

    The Parent Teacher Association at the Early Learning Center recently received the Gold Apple Membership Growth Award from the New York State PTA for exceeding 100 percent growth over last year.

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ELC Spotlight

District News

  • Girls take to gridiron for pilot program

    Poughkeepsie High School has a new football team that is part of a pilot program throughout the state. The varsity girls flag football team is part of a New York State Public High School Athletic Association program with about 150 teams across the state.

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  •  Attendance workshop at PHS

    Workshop puts focus on attendance

    Parents learned first-hand how important it was to their child's academics during a workshop Wednesday afternoon and left with tips on how to help their child along with a bonus of coupons for free milk and eggs courtesy of Stewart's.

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  •  PMS' strings perform at the annual PCSD Pops Concert.

    Annual Pops Concert moves audience to dance

    Student vocalists and musicians from Poughkeepsie High School and Poughkeepsie Middle School had audience members clapping throughout and dancing in the back of the auditorium during the March 15 Pops Concert.

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  • Peace Corps honors PHS graduate

    Earlier this month PHS graduate and co-founder of the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet (PCC), Rob Watson Jr., was one of five recipients of the Franklin H. Williams Award from the Peace Corps.

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  •  Dr. Rosser’s proposed 2023-2024 Budget/Programmatic highlights for the upcoming year.

    PCSD identifies ‘23-‘24 budget priorities

    Louise Lynch, assistant superintendent of business, and Dr. Eric Jay Rosser, superintendent of schools, presented an update on the 2023-2024 district budget to the Board of Education (BOE) and members of the community last week in preparation of an April 12th BOE adoption of the budget.

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