The Wuneechanuck Shinnecock Preschool held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 26, on the Shinnecock Reservation, as they unveiled a beautiful new preschool.
The tribe voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to begin construction on the preschool. Funding for the project came from an Indian Community Development grant, a Special Initiative Congressional grant obtain by then-Congressman Tim Bishop, The Karrus Foundation, the federal Child Care Development Fund, and tribal funds.
Designed by the Native American–owned architectural firm of WH Pacific teamed with the local firm of Chaleff and Rogers of Water Mill, the center’s four corners sit on the cardinal points of the compass, with its main entrance facing the rising sun in the east.
Currently, there are approximately 20 students enrolled, ages 6 weeks through 36 months.