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Nursery School Day Care Center

About Tots-N-Us

Tots-N-Us is a licensed daycare center & nursery school located in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley: Newburgh, Hopewell Junction and Patterson.  More than a daycare center Tots-N-Us is your child’s home away from home with large, bright classrooms, award winning books, enticing toys, arts and crafts, and engaging educational activities.  When you walk into our school, you will be welcomed into the Tots-N-Us family of well-educated, trained and caring childcare professionals who make learning fun and exciting.  Tots-N-Us provides a happy, family-like environment for all of our children.  Our Newburgh location opened in 1982, followed by Hopewell Junction in 1984 and Patterson in 1988.

School Philosophy:

The philosophy of the school is letting children be children while they can. What we teach is not always apparent to the casual observer. Young children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. We set the stage in order to guide the children unobtrusively. Routine restrictions are few because we try to avoid regimentation. However, through adult guidance and association with their playmates, children are being prepared for self-control at the pace they can absorb. They become aware of their own worth both as individuals and as members of their peer group, while learning to respect the rights of others and to conform to minor regulations. We attempt to maintain an atmosphere of freedom, friendliness, and creativity, carried out through positive reinforcement techniques.

In addition, the program will include, arts and crafts, music and rhythm, dance, dramatic play, creative construction and basic academic skills such as; number concepts, alphabet, colors, shapes, name and word recognition, reading readiness, perceptual training, physical movement, gross and fine motor development, and eye/hand coordination skills.

The program is carried out by a qualified, caring and experienced staff.

School Goals

The most important goal of our early childhood curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We’re teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives. We’re allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We’re giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

SOCIALLY:  to help children feel comfortable in school, trust their environment, respect others, develop friendships, and feel they are part of a group.

EMOTIONALLY:  to help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, to be able to express and deal with their emotions, develop empathy with others and have a positive attitude toward life.

COGNITIVELY: to help children become confident learners, develop a lifetime love of learning, build upon natural curiosity, help them acquire the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.

PHYSICALLY:  to help children increase their large and small motor skills, feel confident about what their bodies can do, learn the importance of good nutrition, good hygiene, and develop lifelong healthy habits.


  • Employees are qualified, friendly and caring!
  • Employees are screened and under go criminal background checks. 
  • Employees meet the qualification and training guidelines as per New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  • Employees are CPR and 1st Aid trained.
  • Medication Administration trained


  • All Tots-N-Us locations have emergency preparedness plans in place for severe weather, fire, lockdown conditions or other disaster situations and an emergency evacuation plan is in place at each school.
  • Monthly drills are held to ensure staff and children can calmly and quickly follow through with the procedures.

Dutchess County, New York
Hopewell Junction Location

  • Flexible Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m
  • Toddler Program
  • Nursery School & Daycare Center
  • Before & After School Care
  • www.wappingersschools.org
Please contact for further information

   535 Old Hopewell Road
   Hopewell Jct, NY 12533


Orange County, New York
Newburgh School Location

  • Flexible Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Toddler Program
  • Nursery School & Daycare Center
  • Before & After School Care
  • www.newburghschools.org

Please contact for further information

   1451 Route 300
   Newburgh, NY 12550


Putnam County, New York
Patterson School Location

  • Flexible Hours: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Toddler Program
  • Nursery School & Daycare Center
  • Before & After School Care
  • www.carmelschools.org
Please contact for further information

   P.O Box 284, Rte 311
   Patterson, NY 12563