Northern Dutchess Day Care Center is open from 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, year round with the exception of the following days:



Monday, January 2            Closed  New Years Day

Monday, May 29                 Closed  Memorial Day

Friday, June 16                  Child Recognition Day   Closing 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 4                  Closed Independence Day

Monday, September 4        Closed Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5       Closed to children, only staff attend

Thursday, November 23      Closed Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24          Closed Thanksgiving

Monday, December 25       Closed  Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 26      Closed for Christmas






Our Toddler classroom offers a fun “introductory” program to children ages 18-36 months. Staff help ease the transition from home to school for both the child and the parent. The important early childhood education concept, in this room especially, is that children learn through play.  The toddler curriculum fosters learning in this way. Children do not have to be potty trained to enter this classroom. The staff work with the parent to help introduce this to their child when he or she is ready.



Our Preschool classroom (3 year olds) offers a slightly more advanced program than the toddler room with continuing emphasis on pre-reading skills, as well as fine motor, socialization and cognitive skills.  Children are taught to problem solve on their own or with the help of their friends.


Pre K Class

Our Pre K room (4 - 5 year olds) fosters learning skills which will ready the children for Kindergarten.  Weekly themes keep the children interested and motivated to learn through crafts, baking, singing, and group time.  We have had wonderful comments from Kindergarten teachers in local school districts noting the great socialization and learning skills demonstrated by the children who have completed our program!