About

Building Blocks Play Group New Paltz offers all – day preschool and daycare for children from 1 to 5 years of age from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Our preschool is located on S. Ohioville Rd just 1.5 miles from Rt 299/Main Street, in New Paltz.

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Daily Schedule

Building Blocks Play Group New Paltz

6:30 Open

7:45  Welcome/Sign-in/Child directed activities

8:45   Story/Movement/Hand-washing

9:00   Snack

9:20   Circle time

9:45   Choice time/Projects/Small group lessons

10:45  Ou

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Enrollment

Building Blocks Play Group New Paltz offers these Preschool and Daycare options:

Full and part day care
Before and after school care
School bus pick up/ drop off  for New Paltz school district

Please call us at 845-208-5700 or 646-

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Preschool and Sleep

Sleep is Critical for Preschoolers Moms and Dads know how important sleep can be. A lack of sleep can affect your preschooler’s behavior and potentially ruin an otherwise good day at preschool. Being grouchy, experiencing low-energy, and exhibiting behavior extremes might all be warning signs that your little preschool student needs more sleep. It’s important […]

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7 Methods Morning Daycare Teachers Use to Make Kids Behave

You spend ten minutes with your three-year-old to get his shoes on, but his morning preschool teacher manages to get ten kids dressed for outside time in less than five. What’s the secret? Part of it, of course, is the advantage of not being a parent—children are more inclined to behave for everybody else. Morning […]

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Summer Preschool in New Paltz

5 Great Benefits of Day Camp

Whether it’s a day camp, sleep-away camp or outdoors adventure, kids of all ages benefit from a good summer program in many important ways. Here are 5 great reasons to enroll your child in a day camp summer program: 1. Because Day Camp is Fun!   Plain, old fun is as important to children’s development […]

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New Paltz Day Camp Choices

While summertime gives New Paltz kids a well-earned break from school, they need to keep busy and engaged, and New Paltz day camp and Ulster County summer programs are the way to go. The beginning of the year is the best time to start making plans for a summer program! Here are some great tips […]

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New Paltz Daycare- 3 Questions to Ask

You plan to enroll your child in a New Paltz daycare center and want to make sure it’s a quality program. First thing; you should check that staffers wash their hands after changing diapers and before serving meals. You also need to verify that at least one staff member has first-aid and CPR certification. Here […]

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Summer Preschool in New Paltz

5 Benefits of New Paltz Summer Preschool

New Paltz summer preschool programs offer socialization, learning, and lots of fun, making your child’s summer both engaging and rewarding. It’s the big question New Paltz parents must face every summer: where should I enroll my child for a quality summer program? A high-quality preschool program will provide benefits that last all year long. A […]

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Quality Daycare Guide- 8 Point List

I need quality daycare. What should I look for?  Use This 8 Point Guide Find a Quality Daycare for Your Child First, when visiting a daycare, use your intuition. Feel the atmosphere there, see how you feel. Think about leaving your child at this daycare each day.  Are you comfortable with this idea? Observe the […]

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New Paltz preschool halloween news

New Paltz Preschool – Jack O’Lantern Blaze

New Paltz Area’s biggest Halloween Event Returns for 32 Nights in 2016! A great idea for New Paltz preschool age children! Enjoy seeing more than 7,000 hand-carved, lit-up jack o’ lanterns in this exciting walk-through display. Wander through a historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a spooky display – completely made of jack o’ lanterns! […]

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New Paltz Preschool Outdoors?

Outdoor preschool sounds like something that would be such a  New Paltz preschool idea. It Started in Denmark It’s an idea that originated in Denmark, teachers started taking children out of the classroom and into the forest. While forest and nature-focused preschools aren’t unknown internationally, in Northern Europe they’re almost as common as conventional schools. […]

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New Paltz Daycare Near Me Guide

Choosing a Daycare Near Me There are many different options to choose from in childcare from the small in-home family daycare to a large commercial center.  No matter the scale of the daycare, you’ll be looking for the same conditions to be met at any of them before you entrust your child to their care. […]

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How to Choose a Preschool Near Me

When your young  family moves into a new neighborhood if one of the first searches you do online is: “preschools near me,” this article is for you. Choosing a suitable preschool for your child can be daunting, but by using this handy guide you’ll be able to quickly decide which one is best for your […]

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New Paltz Daycare Webcam

New Paltz daycare with webcam access, watch your child learn and play all day at Building Blocks Play Group New Paltz! We are the only preschool/daycare in the Hudson Valley with live password-protected webcam access for parents of enrolled children. New Paltz Daycare Webcam Image Quality Our New Paltz daycare webcams are high definition and […]

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A Good Preschool Summer Program

It happens every year to all working families.  The dreaded scourge of summer vacation.  Public and private preschools will customarily change hours of operation and curriculum with the advent of summer and kindergarten is definitely out till September.  Many times parents are left short of the hours of care they may still require,since very few […]

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Can Preschool Children Be Taught a Second Language?

(source: Early Childhood News) For years it has been thought that teaching a foreign language to preschool-age children would be futile. However, recent studies indicate that the best time for a child to learn another language is in the first three to four years of life. Here are some important reasons for exposing children to […]

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Babies don’t just look cute, scientists find

(source: Science Daily) What is it about the sight of an infant that makes almost everyone crack a smile? Big eyes, chubby cheeks, and a button nose? An infectious laugh, soft skin, and a captivating smell? While we have long known that babies look cute, Oxford University researchers have found that cuteness is designed to […]

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