At Honeybee Child Care, we believe each child is a unique individual.  We are sensitive to their social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs.  We provide developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning and help children enjoy successful experiences.  We encourage not just learning, but the love of learning.

We believe in providing a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy and oriented to children.  Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a range of developmental levels.  Learning centers allow children the opportunity to explore, to experience and most importantly…to succeed.

The strength of our program is the dedication of our staff.  We support the teachers with training, resources, and freedom to create a unique learning experience for children.  We provide many opportunities for the teachers to share ideas and grow professionally.  Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere and foster each child’s creativity and positive self-image.

Parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life.  We strive to create mutual respect between parents and teachers- a partnership for the benefit of the parents and center staff.  Our doors are open to parents at all times.

Our organization values people; the children in our care, their parents, and our employees.  We continually work to earn the trust placed in us.  We strive each day to be the best provider of early childhood educational services we possibly can.


QUALITYstarsNY evaluates programs based on a set of research – based standards developed by New York’s leading childhood experts.  As a voluntary participant since 2012, Honeybee, working with QUALITYstarsNY specialists, sets quality improvement goals to make lasting and meaningful changes in our program, which translate into improved outcomes for children during their critical years of development.

Freedom of Movement

Honeybee Child Care is a Freedom of Movement Certified Child Care Program.  After receiving support and observations from a New York State Infant and Toddler Specialist, our program meets the qualifications to receive this distinction.  Providing non-mobile infants with environments that allow them to be in positions they can get in and out of on their own is an integral piece in aiding them with optimal developmental outcomes. Freedom of movement allows them to feel confident with themselves while gaining interest in the world around them.

Champions of Child Care Awards

These awards are given based off nominations from the parents and chosen by the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam.  

  • 2012 Family Involvement
  • 2013 Dutchess County Day Care Center Program of the Year
  • 2015 Dutchess County Day Care Center of the Year
  • 2018 School Age Program of the Year