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Early Education Centers

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23 Spackenkill Road, Poughkeepsie
Phone: 845.462.0906

241 North Road, Poughkeepsie
(MidHudson Regional Hospital)
Phone: 845.431.8826

4246 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park
Phone: 845.229.6044

15 Hastings Drive, Beacon
(Special Needs Preschool)
Phone: 845.765.2760

Early Education

Early Education Center

Empowering children to learn and grow since 1988

Applications (PDF): Spackenkill Road | MidHudson Regional Hospital

Rates (PDF): Full and Part-Time Care

Educational Philosophy

The Early Education Center has been empowering children to learn and grow since 1988. Our philosophy is strongly rooted in the well-established principles of developmental play. Employing age appropriate developmental play creates an environment where children are free to laugh and learn while building their self confidence. Our approach ensures that children are exposed to a wide variety of learning opportunities and experiences.

Literature-based Approach

Exposing children to books at an early age is imperative to speech, language and cognitive development. That is why we focus on building early literacy skills with students of all ages - from our youngest infants to our graduating students five years of age.

NAEYC Accredited

The Early Education Center is accredited by the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).

“The Early Education Center has been a wonderful experience for us- especially for my son. He comes home happy every day because his teachers really know what makes him special and they know how to work with his unique personality!  I could not ask for a better day care program.”
-SB from Poughkeepsie, NY; Parent

Our Mission

All who enter through our doors are respected and nurtured in an enriching, supportive environment by professional, experienced caregivers working together for the future of our children.

Nurturing the Whole Child

We believe every child is unique and special, each with individual interests and needs, and our teachers are experienced with identifying and utilizing these attributes to maximize educational opportunities as they occur. Children are cared for in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment, allowing them to play and learn at their own pace. Children are encouraged to explore and manipulate their learning environment but are never forced to participate in any activity. This holistic, child-centered approach to development has been proven throughout the years.

Special Needs Preschool

The Panichi Center For Communication and Learning in Beacon is the Hudson Valley’s only hospital-affiliated special needs preschool, welcoming students with medical conditions requiring interventions and therapy to address developmental disabilities and delays.  Learn more...

Download a printable pdf of the Early Education Center brochure