Children's Center of New Paltz, Inc.

Children's Center of New Paltz, Inc.
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Children's Center of New Paltz, Inc.


State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

The Children's Center is a licensed, non-profit corporation. In addition to tuition, the center is partially funded by SUNY grants and by the Student Association of SUNY New Paltz. The facility, plus maintenance and utilities, is provided by the College free of charge. We appreciate the upkeep and maintenance the College provides. Our primary purpose is to provide quality care for children of students attending classes at SUNY New Paltz.

Our primary concern is the social and emotional development of each child. We strive to provide a loving and secure environment which encourages cooperation, self-expression and respect for others. Our daily curriculum provides activities such as free play, arts and crafts, music, story telling, and outdoor play. Through various activities we try to foster a curiosity and respect for nature and for all the different cultures in the world around us. All themes are presented in an age appropriate, relaxed and fun-filled way. Our program is based on non-competitive, non-sexist and multicultural values. Most importantly we seek to respect the freedom of each child while providing structure and direction.

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2-5 years of age

SUNY New Paltz students have first priority.  Faculty and staff have second priority.   Community members are permitted if space is available.

Enrollment is not limited to half or full days only. A child may be enrolled for any amount of hours and days during the week to accommodate the parents schedule each semester. There is, however, a minimum requirement of 3 hours per day, 2 days per week.

A new payment contract is made at the beginning of each semester based on the amount of weekly hours contracted for. There is a set hourly fee, and a separate fee for lunch.

Each group has an experienced and qualified head teacher and assistant teacher. Part-time college students work as aides throughout the day under the supervision of a permanent staff member.

It is our firm policy to keep the groups small in order to give the necessary attention.

It is strongly recommended to pre-register as early as possible


2 year old group 4 children to 1 staff (Maximum group size is 8 children)
3 year old group 6 children to 1 staff (Maximum group size is 12 children)
4 year old group 7 children to 1 staff (Maximum group size is 14 children)