Bright Beginnings of New Paltz, Inc. - New Paltz NY Day Care Center

8 Brookside Road , New Paltz NY 12561
(845) 256-9657

About the Provider

Description: At Bright Beginnings you will find the best of early childhood situations- a preschool learning environment with a NYS certified teacher and a developmentally appropriate program, combined with a nurturing, close-knit family atmosphere. Our curriculum provides for the physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, and social growth essential to the healthy development of young children .
Bright Beginnings Preschool is a state licensed day care provider and adheres to strict health, fire, safety, and staffing codes put forth by the Dept. of Social Services to insure the well-being of your children. Our programs feature an academic and arts enriched curriculum. In our exceptional early childhood education program we teach through monthly themes, incorporating literature, art, music, theatre, and dance into our lessons daily to enhance and enrich our young students’ learning experience. Our caring, professional, and highly trained staff are dedicated to developing each child’s talents and potential and instilling a lifelong love of learning.

Additional Information: This facility is authorized to administer over-the-counter topical ointments only; Initial License Date: 12/17/1997;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 43618
  • Capacity: 40
  • Age Range: Total Capacity: 40;Infants: 0;Toddlers: 10;Preschool: 15;School-Age: 15;
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Schools Served: New Paltz School District
  • Initial License Issue Date: Dec 17, 1997
  • Current License Issue Date: Dec 17, 2019
  • District Office: Westchester Regional Office
  • District Office Phone: (845) 708-2400 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Type Regulations Status
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.3(d) Corrected
Brief Description: A temperature of at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit must be maintained in all rooms to be occupied by children.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.3(o)(2) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Buildings, systems and equipment must be kept in good repair and operate as designed.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.5(a) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Suitable precautions must be taken to eliminate all conditions in areas accessible to children which pose a safety or health hazard.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.5(n)(1) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Materials and play equipment used by the children must be sturdy and free from rough edges and sharp corners.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.5(n)(2) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Play equipment must be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and instructions, be in good repair, and be placed in a safe location.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.7(h)(3) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Television and other electronic visual media must be turned off while children are sleeping, and during established nap times. This is not to prohibit an individual from using electronic visual media for business purposes during sleep or nap time if all children are sleeping and its use does not interfere with the supervision of children.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.7(w) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Children unable to sleep during nap time shall not be confined to a sleeping surface (cot, crib, etc) but instead must be offered a supervised place for quiet play.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.13(a)(1) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Staff and volunteers must be mature, of good character and possess suitable personal qualifications.
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.13(b)(3) Not Corrected
Brief Description: Child day care centers must review and evaluate the backgrounds of all applicants for staff and volunteer positions. All applicants whose backgrounds must be checked are required to provide the following: a sworn statement by the applicant indicating whether, to the best of the applicant's knowledge, such applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in New York State or any other jurisdiction and fingerprint images as required to comply with the requirements of 413.4 of this Title;
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.13(g)(2) Not Corrected
Brief Description: To be qualified as a group teacher for a preschool class, a person must possess either:
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.13(g)(3) Not Corrected
Brief Description: To be qualified as a group teacher for an infant or toddler class, a person must possess either:
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.15(b)(14)(ii) Not Corrected
Brief Description: The program must immediately notify the parent and Office upon learning of the following events involving a child which occurred while the child was in care at the program or was being transported by the program: serious incident,
2022-04-05 Violation 418-1.15(c)(11) Not Corrected
Brief Description: The program must maintain on file at the child day care center, available for inspection by the Office or its designees at any time, the following records in a current and accurate manner: personnel information including a list of all staff with job assignments and schedules; each staff and volunteer's final and, if applicable, provisional criminal history review and background check approval letter(s); staff resumes; medical statements; acceptable references and other information required by section 418-1.13 of this Subpart;
2019-08-15 Violation 418-1.8(a) Corrected
Brief Description: Children cannot be left without competent supervision at any time. Competent supervision includes awareness of and responsibility for the ongoing activity of each child. It requires that all children be within a teacher's range of vision and that the teacher be near enough to respond when redirection or intervention strategies are needed. Competent supervision must take into account the child's age emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
2019-08-01 Violation 418-1.9(a) Corrected
Brief Description: The program must establish and follow a written plan for behavior management that is acceptable to the office. This plan must include how the staff will approach challenging behaviors, help children solve problems and encourage acceptable behaviors.

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