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The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is a not-for-profit community service that provides information on finding child care, what to look for, and more.

Local Alternatives

The Benefits Office has investigated childcare centers near the Lab and near to where many of our staff live.

The Learning Experience

We have established an enrollment arrangement with The Learning Experience (TLE), a childcare provider with many locations on Long Island. We also have a list of other childcare providers, with notes on availability, at the bottom of this message.  

TLE has a full program for children age six weeks to kindergarten.  

Children of Brookhaven Science Associates employees can be enrolled at TLE and receive a 10 percent discount on tuition and the fee for extended care (early drop off and late pick up) is waived.

TLE’s nearest location to Brookhaven is 846 Middle Country Rd. in Middle Island (631-504-6868), approximately three miles from the Main Gate Entrance. Operating hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

TLE also has locations at:

  • 2920 Route 112, Medford, 631-696-0600
  • 32 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point, 631-821-3211
  • 620 Route 25A, Mount Sinai, 631-476-8700
  • 10 Holbrook Road, Centereach, 631-285-7969
  • 211 Hallock Road, Stony Brook, 631-689-5355
  • 1014 Fort Salonga Road, Northport, 631-651-8322

Hours at these other locations may vary, so please call to confirm.

You can also learn more by visiting


1400 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, 631-205-0279
703 Patchogue Yaphank Road, Medford, 631-345-3200
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Waiver of registration fee.

Little Rascals Learning Center

187 Miller Place Yaphank Road, Miller Place, 631-474-7080
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Waiver of registration fee.

Reach For The Stars Preschool

1720 Middle Country Road, Ridge, 631-205-5400
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Waiver of summer and fall family registration fees.

Kiddie Academy

3952 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-929-4800
275 Route 25A, Miller Place, 631-828-8500 
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Waiver of registration fee, 10 percent off first three months’ tuition, one week security deposit instead of two weeks.