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In September 1968, St. Mark's Nursery School opened its doors at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Rockville Centre for 30 three- and four-year-old children. Since that time, we have continued to expand our program in order to provide the community with innovative, quality programs.  


In 1976, we became the first cooperative nursery school in Nassau County to be registered by the New York State Department of Education. In the following years we achieved NAEYC accreditation for our programs.  By 1989, St. Mark's Nursery School's enrollment had grown from 30 students to over 100 students ages two to five.

In 2015, St. Mark's Nursery School moved locations from St Mark's Church to the Temple B'nai Sholom, also in Rockville Centre.  Although we moved out of St. Mark's Church, we maintained our name to preserve the decades of goodwill associated with the program.


In 2018, Michelle Creegan and Alicia Todaro were appointed as co-directors. Michelle had previously served on the board since 2014, and Alicia had previously served as assistant to the director.

In 2020, SMNS had to adjust it's operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  During these unprecedented times, we were able to continue our educational programs while keeping our students safe.

After the 2021/2022 school year, Alicia Todaro stepped down as co-director to join Posh Pets Animal Rescue in Long Beach.  Michelle Creegan currently holds the position as St. Mark's Nursery School Director.  We wish Alicia all the best!

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