History, Philosophy and Mission Statement

Children working on a projectHistory, Philosophy and Mission Statement

The Viking Child Care Center at Hudson Valley Community College provides safe, affordable and high-quality child care for Hudson Valley students and the community. The Viking Child Care Center is operated by the Faculty Student Association of Hudson Valley Community College, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation.

The center offers a cognitively-based program designed to meet each child's need for play, companionship and individual attention. The program is flexible, recognizes children as individuals, and provides opportunities for children to develop at their own pace.

Our staff recognizes the importance of a positive self image for each child, and the role it plays in fostering competence, dignity, a sense of independence and pride in oneself.

Above all our center staff recognizes that you are entrusting to our care your most precious gift, your child.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Viking Child Care Center is to provide safe, affordable, high quality child care for the students of Hudson Valley Community College and the community. IN doing so, we support families in their efforts to reach their goals.

The Viking child Care Center provides a cognitively based program for children ages six weeks to five years. We provide a home like environment where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace. The Viking staff is committed to the families we serve, providing support and encouragement.