Student Life and Student Services
Viking Child Care Center
Children playing

Kids Playing

Children Eating

The Viking Child Care Center is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Our $3 million, 16,000-square-foot center opened in August 2001. We are located on Williams Road at the southeastern end of Hudson Valley's campus. The center's design was included in the 2002 American School and University Architectural Portfolio, which is touted as "the premier showcase for education design projects."

Contact Information

(518) 629-4506

Hours of Operation

The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ages Served

The Viking Child Care Center serves children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Enrollment Policy

Enrollment is based on a first come, first served policy as follows:

  • Hudson Valley students requesting full time care.

  • Hudson Valley faculty and staff requesting full time care.

  • External community requesting full time care.


Tuition for children of parents attending Hudson Valley Community College is determined by a sliding scale fee based on family gross income. There also are a number of scholarships to assist with tuition costs for those meeting certain criteria.

A current copy of the tuition cost will be provided during your first visit to the center.


The center’s professionally trained staff consists of a director, assistant director, program assistant, 22 full-time teachers and a kitchen aide.

Staff members are assisted by work study students, student interns and service learners from the college’s Teacher Preparation, Nursing and Human Services programs.


Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are served. The center's meals meet all nutritional requirements of the Child and Adult Care Food Program sponsored by the New York State Department of Health.

The Viking Child Care Center has been designated by the NYS Child and Adult Care Food Program as a breastfeeding-friendly child care center.