Education Department - Recreation Department
Education Department at the Ray Elm Children & Elders Center (C&E Center).
Main phone: (315) 829-8155
Fax: (315) 829-8222
located at 5000 Skenondoa Way
Brenda Hicks, Education Programs Senior Manager Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Early Learning Center (ELC) "Kawilanunha - They care for little ones" Program and Staff Information
The Nation's Early Learning Center (ELC) is located in the Ray Elm Children and Elders Center, in the Village of the White Pines, at 5000 Skenondoa Way, Oneida.
The program is designed for children six weeks to 12 years old. Children of Members and other American Indians, Nation employees are eligible. The ELC is open year-round, and offers full and part time enrollment options.
The ELC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators.
The goal of the ELC is to create a program which nurtures a child's physical, cognitive, language and social-emotional growth. ELC teachers help children learn by encouraging them to ask questions and discover alternative answers.
ELC teachers receive continuous child development training and have a solid background in early childhood education and development. All full-time staff are trained in CPR and first aid.
The ELC offers a safe and nurturing environment and has instituted several security procedures to ensure the safety of each child.
To learn more about the ELC or to schedule a tour of the facility, call (315) 829-8139.
Early Learning Center Staff:
Manager - Tricia Narolis
Supervising Teacher - Tina Fox
Administrative Assistant - Natalie Belewich
Oneida Nation Scholarship Program
The Oneida Nation Scholarship Program is located at the Ray Elm Children & Elders Center. Services are available to Nation Members and Health Center clients in high school through adult. Scholarship services are provided by appointment.
Applications for New York State Indian Aid and BIA are available at the Scholarship office. Call Wilma Cook, scholarship coordinator at (315) 829-8150 for more information.
The scholarship office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Education Department at the Children and Elders Center
Education Programs - including the Language and Scholarship programs and Library are located at:
Ray Elm Children & Elders Center 5000 Skenondoa Way Oneida, NY 13421
The main Education Department telephone number is (315) 829-8200.
Brenda Hicks -Education Programs Senior Manager
Wilma Cook - Scholarship Coordinator (315) 829-8150
Kathi Sochia - Administrative Assistant 829-8200
Randy Philips - Education Programs Assistant Manager
Jessica Farmer - Center Services Representative 829-8155
Oneida Nation Library
The Nation Library is located at the Ray Elm Children and Elders Center, 5000 Skenondoa Way, Oneida.
Library hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The library carries American Indian and other books, DVDs, magazines and children's publications. Nation employees are welcome to sign up for a library card.
Call Kathi Sochia at (315) 829-8200 for more information.
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