STEP Academy
 STEP at Branch Brook Elementary
Academic & Athletic learning Preschool


  • Before and after care – 6:30am – 6:00pm   Ages 8 weeks to 5 years of age
  • School age before and after care (see below for rates) Grades K-5 Transportation to or from elementary school
  • New classrooms
  • Infant Room
  • Full indoor athletic Gym
  • Tumble room
  • Outdoor playgrounds & Fields
  • Kindergarten enrichment programs UPK
  • Soccer , Lacrosse, T ball and more
  • Curbside teacher assisted drop off and pick up (optional)
  • Athletic training
  • Nutrition classes
  • Common core driven lesson plans
  • Yoga , art and music


 STEP Academy is a unique and innovative approach to learning for preschool aged children from 8 weeks-5 years of age. We are a New York State licensed facility offering full day and mini day academic programs, as well as, morning and afternoon care. At STEP Academy we believe that early childhood education is the foundation for a lifetime of learning. We strive to offer a developmentally appropriate education program that meets the needs of the “whole child”. STEP Academy provides a learning environment that fosters not only academic, social, and language skills and development but physical development as well by the inclusion of sports into our program which gives our students the unique experience of  not only learning academic skills but also engage in recreational sports clinics.

A national study conducted in 2006 analyzed data collected from 11,957 children across the U.S. to examine the relationship between physical activity and academic performance. Children who reported either participating in school activities, such as PE and team sports, or playing sports with their parents, were 20 percent more likely than their sedentary peers to earn an “A” in math or English. With the use of the Creative Curriculum in our classrooms, our students are provided with hands on play and learning experiences that integrate literacy, math, science, social studies, the arts, and sports while also achieving Common Core standards. By using an inquiry based/problem solving approach to learning we are able to teach each child by focusing on individual learning styles, strengths, and interests.

We are open from 630am to 6pm Monday thru Friday  Class time’s  full days 9-4 half days 9-1 call for pricing  631-542-2280 or 516-394-8344 ext 431

Register before May 1, 2017  receive  3 months free lunch program for school year 2017/2018

2017/ 2018 online registration form





SUPK for Smithtown School district

STEP’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (SUPK)  privately  funded program and is fully licensed program by New York State’s Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS). The OCFS has established a strict set of rules and regulations that must schools must follow in order to maintain their license.

            The SUPK is a free half day program that runs from 9am-11:30pm, 3 days per week. For an additional cost, extra days (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm) are available. We also offer before-care starting at 630 am and after-care until 630 pm and siblings are welcome from 8 weeks old. Please note STEP also has a paid Pre- kindergarten program  (4 year’s old) outside of the lottery that is open to all

            The SUPK application process will begin on (please note change in application dates) April 13th  2017. All applications must be faxed to 516-706-0581 or emailed to no later than   April 30Th 2017. You will be notified by email by May 1st  2017. Upon acceptance you will be given an open house date to come tour the STEP facility and have the opportunity to register. There are a limited number of spots so if you do not register in a timely manner another applicant will be chosen.

             Students eligible to attend SUPK in the fall must be four-years-old on or before December 1st 2017 and reside in the zip code 11787 or 11788. Students are selected using a lottery system to ensure that all applicants have an equal opportunity to be selected for the program. We retain a numerical waiting list, so in the event of availability we will notify the family of children in the order in which they were chosen , For any further questions please email to or call 631-542-2280




 Before and after care school age Tuition :

 The basic fee for full-time AM students is $261.00 per month (first drop off 630 am).  The basic fee for full-time PM students is $305.00 per month (Last pick up 630 PM). Tuition for full time A.M. and P.M. attendance is $509.00 per month. Transportation included to and from elementary school. For any further questions please email to or call 631-542-2280






15 Ridgely Road 

Smithtown, NY 11787