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Bright Beginnings is a nurturing, educational, and fun environment providing toddler, preschool, and after school care as well an an enriching summer camp program.



This program provides lots of fun and social interaction in an educational setting within a loving, safe, and secure environment. Children will learn social skills such as sharing and taking turns. They will do activities which will promote growth of small motor skills(eating with utensils, using a cup, coloring, painting, and eventually writing) and large motor skills(running, jumping, skipping,  kicking and catching a ball, etc.). Academically, these young children will experience vocabulary development, learn colors and shapes, how to count to 10, recognize their written name, and much more. They will make friends, sing, dance, laugh, and learn!




This outstanding preschool program is open from 6:30AM to 6:30PM for those families needing full day child care. It is also available as a half day program running from 9AM to 1PM for parents who do not need daycare but are seeking an excellent early childhood education program in which to place their child for socialization and preparation for Kindergarten. This program includes: 


  • NYS certified teachers 

  • Academic and arts enriched curriculum 

  • Themes taught using music, art, cooking, educational games, literature, and drama 

  • Two preschool play performances each year 

  • Computer program 

  • Field trips 

  • Free nutritious hot lunch & snacks daily 

  • Special programs all included at no extra charge such as computer tutoring, active music play, cooking, Spanish, dance, sign language, preschool play production, and reading club. Check out "Spotlight on Specials" to learn more about these exciting classes.




This program is quality school-aged child care at it's very best. The program includes:


  • Arts & crafts

  • Group games

  • Educational computer programs

  • Staff of certified teachers and college education majors to provide homework help

  • A large fully-equipped outdoor playground

  • Bus pick-up/drop-off for New Paltz schools

  • Open school holidays & vacations, snow days, & delays 

  • Flexible scheduling Sibling discount




Bright Beginnings "Multi-Cultural Summer Camp" is more than just babysitting or recreation. It is a fun, stimulating, and educational exploration of our world. Each week, children will learn about a different country and it's people through that culture's art, music, theatre, games, literature, and food. This program also includes twice-weekly swimming lessons and free swim time at Ulster County Pool as well as weekly field trips for fun and entertainment. A child may sign up for as little as a week or for the entire Summer and from 2 to 5 days per week.





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