Our Staff

School Director

carol-kellyCarol Kelly has been the Center Director since the opening day in April 2001. She has worked within the child care field for over 25 years, and has served as the Director of Child Care Programs for the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. since 1988.

The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc. is the owner/operator of Way To Grow of East Patchogue.

The Economic Opportunity Council Of Suffolk, Inc. provides a variety of services to residents of Suffolk County, Long Island, New York by using all available resources. We promote a goal of self-sufficiency by broadening the minds of children, revitalizing communities and assisting families and children in need through coordination of available federal, state, local and private resources.



Assistant Director

lauren-clarkLauren Clark has the been the Assistant Director for the past 6 years. During that time she has completed her Masters degree and New York State Teaching Certification in Special Education (birth-2) and Elementary Education 1-6, while working at the center as a Lead Pre-K teacher. Her education has provided her with the skills to assist families with special needs to get the services they require.