Abiding Presence Preschool  

4 Trescott Path

Fort Salonga, NY 11768

Ms. Julia McLaughlin;Director

(631) 269 - 4898


Abiding Presence Preschool provides a safe and educationally stimulating environment for children ages two to five to grow, to learn, and to develop physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually by:

     • encouraging the child to feel secure in the love of God

     • encouraging the child in self-confidence, self-esteem,and concern

for others by encouraging cooperation in work and play, fostering a spirit of sharing

     • encouraging the development of skills through the use of  developmentally appropriate activities that respect the individual characteristics, learning styles,and interests of the child

     • encouraging the child’s innate sense of curiosity; developing his/her intellect through natural interaction with real things in the child’s environment


Abiding Presence Preschool is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. We offer before and after care school programs for ages 5 - 12 during the school year.  Contact Julia McLaughlin;Preschool Director at 631-269-4898 to set up a tour of our Preschool, and enroll for classes beginning in September!

“The biggest blessing to our family this school year was enrolling my 4-year old daughter in Abiding Presence Preschool. Our daughter loves her school, her teachers and her friends. The teachers are excellent! They encourage independence and have helped my daughter be more than ready for kindergarten. The director, is an incredible leader and runs a wonderful program. The entire team work with the kids with so much patience and love! I am deeply grateful for the trust they continuously inspire in me as I leave the most precious piece of me in their care. My only regret is not finding APLC Preschool sooner!” ~Diosalma

For more information, visit our Preschool website at www.abidingpresencepreschool.com

New School Age

Day Care Program!

Abiding Presence Preschool is happy to announce our new School Age Day Care program! This program is designed to coincide with the hybrid models at the school districts in our community. 

Call Julie McLaughlin; Abiding Presence Preschool Director at  631-269-4898 today for more information! 

We are currently seeking two Teacher Assistants for our School Age Day Care Program Monday through Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. If you are interested, kindly contact our Preschool Director Julia McLaughlin at 631-269-4898. 

Download the School Age Day Care flyer here.

Download Registration form here.

Download Payment Agreement here.    

News from

Abiding Presence Preschool

We’ve had an exciting week at APLC Preschool! Classes have been learning about apples. We’ve learned that apples grow on trees, in orchids and that there are many varieties of apples. We even learned that apples can taste different from each other; some taste sweet while others taste sour. After our apple tasting, we voted for the apple we like the best and graphed our results.

Our School Age Hybrid Day Care program came to a close on Friday, as the Kings Park School District will move to full in school instruction for elementary students beginning Monday, 9/21/20.

We would like to extend our appreciation to Ms. Lisa Pecchio for providing a fun, safe, and educational environment for our School Age Students during their hybrid program. 

We have gotten positive feedback from both parents and students about how wonderful the program is and how much they appreciate our help getting their children acclimated to a completely new way of learning. It gives us great joy to have been able to help our community! We will look to reinstate the program, should the school district need to revert to a hybrid schedule again. 

Are you or someone you know looking for a preschool? We are scheduling safe, socially distanced tours. All tours take place when school is not in session. Call 631-269-4898 to schedule your tour today! Stay tuned for more news from the preschool! 

Have a blessed week! 

Julia McLaughlin, Director