The Bright Days Childcare Center has been providing child care to over 800 local families since 2013.   We began at the Regina Coeli Catholic School, currently we have our program in four locations throughout Dutchess County.   Our philosophy is strongly rooted in the well-established principles of developmental play.

By focusing on age appropriate developmental play where children are free to laugh and learn while building their self confidence.   Our nurturing environment allows for the growth of each child, believing that the child is unique and special.   Bright Days uses the High Scope curriculum.   The curriculum is designed to provide a rich academic foundation while promoting independence, decision making, cooperation, creativity, and problem solving.   The children are guided to explore and interact through purposeful and imaginative play.   Each classroom is led by an Early Childhood educated staff member, each Director has a Master’s in Education and is NYS teacher certified.   

We cultivate the love of learning by providing a physical and nurturing an environment that is safe, clean, and geared to children. 

Locations :  
Before and After School : Former Hyde Park Elementary School bldg
Child Care Center 4236 Albany Post Rd - opening Oct 1st, 2019
ages 6 wks to age 12.  email us at to request more information.  
or fill out this pre enrollment form and fax back to 845-698-4141

Sheafe Rd Elementary - WCSD
Oak Grove Elementary - WCSD

Hyde Park HPE Site :

Hours:  6:30 am until bus before care 

After school is bus until evening pick up 

Mon - Fri  grades pre K thru age 12 Sept thru June

                  grades K thru grade 6 July and August

School's Out Youth Camp for full or 1/2 days Hyde Park

Snow Delays Hyde Park we are open and offer child care normal hours.  

Summer Camp - 8 weeks beginning July 1st 2019.

Email us at to request a packet.  

Wappingers Sites :  Oak Grove and Sheafe Rd Elementary 

Hours :  6:55 am until morning bell for WCSD before care program. 

Mon - Fri  grades K thru grade 6 before and after school 

After school is from dismissal until 6 PM.  

Email us at to request a packet.

Morning delays for WCSD : our Bright Days before school child care services are canceled.

Emergency Early Releases :  

When there is an emergency early release for Wappingers, Bright Days child care services for after school are canceled. When the WCSD cancels after school activities, Bright Days child care services are canceled and will not in operation.