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Preschool and Childcare Options at or Near Vassar College

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Vassar College Childcare Resources

Wimpfheimer Nursery School

Julie Riess, Director (845) 437-5630, juriess@vassar.edu

  • Age range: 2 years 3 months to 6 years
  • Programs: part day, full day, extended day
  • Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Vassar College Infant Toddler Center

Nicole Bonelli-Dubinski, Director (845) 437-7648,  nibonelli@vassar.edu

  • Age range: 3 months to 2 years 3 months
  • Programs: full day; time sharing slots are sometimes available, space permitting
  • Hours: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Local Childcare Resources in Dutchess County

Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie Day School

(845) 462-7600
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie (2 miles from campus)

  • Age range: 3 to 6 years
  • Programs: half-day, full day and aftercare
  • Hours: 8:20am – 3:00pm
MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center (formerly St. Francis):
Early Education Center at Martha Lawrence

(845) 462-0906
23 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie (3 miles from campus)

Bright Horizons at Poughkeepsie

(845) 462-1200; pough@brighthorizons.com
15 Golf Club Lane, Poughkeepsie (4.4 miles from campus)

  • Age range: 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Programs: half-day, full day and aftercare
  • Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Wappingers Falls

The Randolph School

(845) 297-5600; learn@randolphschool.org
2467 Rt. 9D, Wappingers Falls (9 miles)

  • Age range: 2 years 10 months to 5 years old
  • Programs: half-day, full-day, nursery, kindergarten, aftercare
  • Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00pm

Salt Point

Rainbow’s End

Anita Martell, (845) 266-4329
123 Hibernia Road, Salt Point (12.4 miles from campus)

  • Age range: 6 weeks to 3 years
  • Hours: 7:00am – 5:30pm

Millbrook

Dutchess Day School

Andrea Archer, (845) 677-5014, shaw@dutchessday.org
415 Route 343, Millbrook (15.8 miles from campus)

  • Age range: 3 to 6 years
  • Programs: half-day preK, full-day kindergarten

Hopewell Junction

Bright Horizons Children’s Center, Hopewell Junction

Carol Bell (845) 223-4660; ibm.fishkill@brighthorizons.com
23 Donovan Drive, Hopewell Junction (19.9 miles from campus)

  • Age range: 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Programs: half-day, full day and aftercare
  • Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Additional resource: Child Care Council of Dutchess, Inc.

This organization develops, coordinates, strengthens and assists child care and early childhood programs in Dutchess County. It also acts as a child care referral agency to the community at large. It can be a useful source of information to identify child care facilities that best meet a family’s individual needs.

(845) 473-4141, meagen@childcaredutchess.org
70 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie

Local Childcare Resources in Ulster County

New Paltz

Children’s Center of New Paltz at SUNY New Paltz

(845) 257-2910
75 S. Manheim Blvd. New Paltz (14 miles from campus)

  • Age range: 2-5 years
  • Programs: part-time; full-time
  • Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm