Events, features and things to do for families in New Hampshire
As seen in the April 2013 issue of Parenting New Hampshire Magazine
Adult Learning Center - Early Childhood Adventures Programs
4 Lake St., Nashua
The Adult Learning Center's Early Childhood Adventures Program, accredited by NAEYC and licensed by the State of New Hampshire, offers high quality, affordable childcare for children from 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. Our credentialed, professional staff provides a nurturing, safe and predictable environment that instills in children a love of learning and fosters growth in all areas of development: physical, social, emotional and language.
3 Lutheran Drive, Nashua
Chapel school is a supportive school community for both our children and parents. Our goals of social, emotional,
spiritual and physical growth extend from our classroom for our students, to our parents with our parenting classes. We have classes for 2 through 4 year old children and PM Kindergarten.
The Children’s Winter Garden
121 Manchester St., Nashua
At the Children’s Winter Garden we want to the children to experience life fully at their own level, as well as to prepare them for their school years. Children are encouraged to develop to the best of their ability cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially.
The Colonel Shepard Montessori School
29 Mont Vernon St., Milford
At the Colonel Shepard Montessori School, we strive to touch each child’s spirit so that they may grow and learn with joy. We offer toddler, preschool, kindergarten and first through sixth grade programs for children ages 18 months to approximately 13 years old.
Country Village Montessori School
2 Overlook Drive, Amherst
Country Village Montessori is an American Montessori Society affiliated school for children ages 3 through 12 . We provide a Montessori education in a very loving and homelike environment. Celebrating our 11th school year, we accept admission from surrounding communities. See the difference a mindfully applied Montessori program can make for your child’s social, emotional and educational growth. We offer a range of options to fit extended hours you need for your child. You won't believe, until you see it how Montessori is truly "individualized education.”
Crotched Mountain Wonderworks Learning Center
One Verney Drive, Greenfield
Located on the campus of Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Wonderworks Learning Center provides preschool and childcare services for children ages six weeks to 10 years in the Monadnock region. Our developmental based education program and small classrooms provides an active and engaging environment for learning and exploring. The center is a Licensed Plus facility.
The Goddard School
8 Townsend West , Nashua
The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while
learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with
parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners. We do this everyday.
5 Industrial Drive, Windham
Green Sprouts is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and harmonious environment where children can develop and families are respected. Our programs offer a developmentally appropriate approach to learning, outdoor and gardening curriculums, and a natural yard in an eco-healthy, environmentally friendly setting. We encourage partnerships and open communication and provide support to our children, families, staff and community.
5 Marketplace, Hollis
For more than 50 years, Hollis Preschool has nurtured, challenged, and respected children while expanding
their curiosity and individuality. The school offers a part-time first school experience in a safe, stimulating,
and nurturing environment. Our mission is to foster the social, emotional, and physical growth of each child through
meaningful learning experiences at developmentally appropriate levels.
Infant Jesus School
3 Crown St., Nashua
Infant Jesus, founded in 1909, is a Catholic elementary school providing quality education to children in preschool through grade six regardless of economic or religious background. Our solid core curriculum is enriched by classes in art, computer skills, foreign language, library, music, and physical education. Fully certified instructors come to know and understand the needs of each student, building an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. We strive to graduate students who are morally responsible and caring individuals.
156 Haverhill Road, Windham
We are a NAEYC Accredited Childcare Center that educates children using our "Life Essentials" curriculum providing activities and programs that set the foundation for lifelong learners. Our teachers are attentive to every child's needs allowing them to learn at their own pace. We provide nutritious meals served family style to promote social and independent skills.
Little Einsteins Preschool Learning Center, LLC
199 Route 101, PO Box 904, Amherst.
Our mission at Little Einsteins Preschool is to create a learning environment for students which promotes educational values and advocates individuality in a safe atmosphere. The center’s curriculum creates challenges to aid in their students’ mental, physical, academic, psychological and social growth. Darcie and Monique, both N.H. certified teachers, take pride in their choice of activities and personalized care.
Little Sprouts, Early Education and Child Care
Little Sprouts is a national leader in early education; offering affordable, accredited, award-winning curriculum.
It is not just what we teach, it’s how we teach. We are dedicated to transforming early education & closing the
achievement gap to ensure a better & brighter future for all. Little Sprouts’ unique, holistic, & nurturing
approach is setting the standard in early education.
Mascoma Cooperative Preschool
South Main Street, Enfield
The MCP was founded on the belief that a child’s sense of self, curiosity and creativity benefit from positive learning experiences. Learning takes place in a highly interactive environment with attention given to each student’s individual learning style. The school is conveniently located on S. Main Street in downtown Enfield, NH.
Nashua Child Learning Center
5 Saint Laurent St., Nashua
A variety of planned experiences for young children in the environment of a Christian Preschool since 1974. State of NH licensed plus status with degreed and state `qualified teachers, developmentally appropriate curriculum, specialized instruction in music and creative movement. Call for openings.
Pine Hill Waldorf School
77 Pine Hill Drive, Wilton
Pine Hill Waldorf School is an independent private primary school located on a 40-acre wooded campus in southern NH.
Pine Hill Waldorf School is one of the most established Waldorf schools in North America. Now enrolliing nursery through grade 8 with expanded preschool, kindergarten, parenting and community classes!
Preschool In The Village
11 Church St., Amherst
The Preschool in the Village offers a preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds and a class for 5 years choosing to delay their entry into public knodergarten. PIV is a quality, developmental, non-sectarian preschool. Please visit our website at PreschoolintheVillage.org or call us at 672-3168 to schedule a visit.
Presentation of Mary Academy
182 Lowell Rd., Hudson
Presentation of Mary, a private Catholic school is committed to helping all children develop academically, spirituality, socially, and emotionally by nurturing their unique gifts and talents. In the footsteps of Anne-Marie Rivier, the foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, we strive to develop our students as Catholic leaders, ethical individuals and lifelong learners
St. Christopher School
20 Cushing Ave., Nashua
St. Christopher School provides an education with high academic and moral standards for Pre-Kindergarten to sixth grade students. Our traditional curriculum is enhanced by interactive technology and by study in the arts, music, Spanish, physical education and computer. Students learn to become moral, enthusiastic community leaders through service projects and extracurricular activities.
The Well School
360 Middle Hancock Rd., Peterborough
A love of learning is a life long gift from teacher to student at The Well. Preschool offers activities to build not only
academic and fine motor skills, but also very important social skills, involving sharing, problem solving and playing in small and large groups. Music, science and language arts are also explored.
Windham Cooperative Kindergarten & Nursery School
12 Industrial Drive, Windham
Windham Cooperative Kindergarten and Nursery School is a preschool based on a developmental philosophy.
We believe that each child deserves the opportunity to explore their environment and construct their knowledge
with support from their teachers and families. We respect every child at each phase of their growth in all areas of development.
Windham Learning Tree Academy
4 Cobbetts Pond Road, Windham
We are a Private Preschool and Kindergarten Program for children ages 3 through 6. We offer a before and after school program called Constructive Kids Club for children in Public through third grade. We offer individualized curriculum, flexible scheduling, snacks, transportation, enrichment programs including yoga, Sports Stars Fitness, music, culinary arts, Italian foreign language and culture and much more.
138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua
Independent school offering exceptional education from birth through grade 8 with curricula strong in science, math, writing, the arts, World Languages and special enhancements. Promoting 21st Century learning fhrough communication, collaboration, critical thinking, technology and hands-on experiences, our family-focused school fosters a love of learning throughout our diverse student body. New state-of-the-art gymnasium/theater complex and middle school complement our exemplary Early Childhood/ Elementary School campus.
Creative Kids Preschool @ BYPC
155 Route 101, Bedford.....472-3894
Creative Kids, an arts integrated preschool, offers programs for children ages 2-6. Our individualized curriculum allows children to learn naturally by respecting their distinctive learning styles and responding to their developmental need. It is rich in language, music, dance, theatre, and culture as well as science, math, and social sciences.
East Concord Cooperative Preschool
18 Eastman Street, Concord
If you are in search of a wonderful preschool for the 2013-2014 school year, stop by and find out what makes our non-profit family-centered coop so special. Parents can enroll 3-5 years old potty-trained children. All classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 am until noon. For more information, please call 225-9745 or visit eastconcordcoop.org.
Holy Cross Early Childhood Center
420 Island Pond Road, Manchester
HCECC is conveniently located off Mammoth Road. When schools close our childcare services are open. We offer summer programs for 4s, 5s and 6s. Learn more at our website www.holycrossecc.com.
In His Steps Learning Center
67 Henry Bridge Road, Goffstown.
In HIS Steps is a non-denominational Christian Preschool & Kindergarten that develops social and academic skills while sharing the importance of God's word. Our daily activities encompass each area of early childhood development, and provide a balance of individual and group activities that focus on a "hands-on" approach to learning.
KinderCare Learning Centers
Learn As We Play Child Care Center
276 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown
At Learn As We Play Child Care Center we understand the early years are the learning years. We offer a fun, friendly place where children can learn naturally through play and guidance from our wonderful, dedicated staff. We provide an enriching environment from infancy - kindergarten, call us today!
Learning Adventures ECC
51 Old Bedford Road, Bedford
Our goal is to provide each child with a safe, quality environment in which to explore the world around them through meaningful experiences and activities. Our licensed center is open year round and offers full and half day programs fro children ages 1-6 years taught by degreed and CPR/First Aid certified teachers.
Merrill Johnson Early Childhood Program
198 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett
MJECP offers full time and part time preschool, kindergarten and chld care programs for ages 18 months to 13 years. USDA approved meals and snacks are included in tuition. We have small group sizes, low teacher-child ratios, and caring, professional staff. Call 935-8260 or e-mail email@example.com to schedule your tour today!
10 Depot Street, Merrimack
We are a non-profit organization established in 1961. PTA promotes the total development of each child while respecting individual differences. Offering 3 year old preschool, 4 year old pre-k and kindergarten classes. Call or visit our website for more information.
6 Henry Clay Drive, Merrimack
The Merrimack Y offers child care for ages 13 months to 6 years. Choices include: full and part time day care, preschool, kindergarten, kindergarten plus child care, and before and after public kindergarten care with bus transportation. State licensed programming under the leadership and supervision of certified early childhood educators.
Montessori Children's Garden, LLC
36 North Mast Street, Goffstown
Authentic Montessori preschool and kindergarten for children 2.9 through 6 years. Half-day and full-day programs in a beautiful, completely renovated Victorian home. Extensive outdoor curriculum including animals and nature study. Certified, experience Montessori teachers provide an individualized curriculum designed to develop all area of your child’s unique personality and prepare them for personal and environmental stewardship.
Seed to Sprout Learning Center
4F John Tyler Street, Merrimack
We’ve got our eye on nature! Our Reggio Emiliainspired approach and nature driven curriculum create a peaceful environment for our children to learn. We focus on respect for ourselves, oth! ers and the world around us. Child initiated play helps us to create a life-long love of learning. Located near The Merrimack Premium Outlets.
Step Ahead Learning Center
79 Clinton Street, Concord.
Our Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs strongly emphasize our belief that children learn best by doing. Step Ahead staff members actively observe children and strive to profide experiences that stimulate the learning process. It is our belief that all children can learn. We believe that children are motivated to learn by their own desire to make sense of the world around them. Thus, early development of thinking skills is critical for continued success and happiness throughout life. firstname.lastname@example.org
Villa Augustina School
208 South Mast Street, Goffstown
Villa Augustina is a NEASC accredited, independant Catholic School open to families of all faiths with children in pre-school - 8th. grade. The Villa offers a faith-inspired education with innovative curriculum, which prepares students to be leaders in high school and beyond. We strive to be a leader in Catholic education.
YMCA of Greater Manchester
30 Mechanic Street, Manchester
The Y is a community leader in providing high-quality child care for preschool through school-age children. Children grow while exploring and having fun in a variety of hands-on and physical activities. Programs include before/after school care, day/overnight camps, and teen centers. Call 603-623-3558 or visit www.yogm.org.
Auburn Montessori School
78 Rockingham Rd., Auburn 627-1691
Beginnings and Beyond
320 Sandown Road
At Beginnings and Beyond we strive to provide the best childcare and early learning for children and families. We offer developmentally age appropriate activates as well as a loving and nurturing environment. We pride ourselves on our "open door policy" allowing a comfortable and safe atmosphere for all.
Community Child Care Center of Portsmouth
100 Campus Dr., Ste. 20
Nationally accredited high quality early learning program for 8 weeks to 12 years at Community Campus and all Portsmouth and Greenland Elementary Schools.Highly skilled teachers teach the Creative Curriculum in dynamic indoor and outdoor preschool environments. Learning through play, children build cognitive, social/emotional, physical and language skills for school- readiness.
Discovery Child Enrichment Center, Inc.
30 Rye St., Portsmouth
Discovery Child Enrichment Center strives to provide the highest quality childcare available. DCEC has programs for infants as young as six weeks, and as well we offer toddler programs, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten. Our first priority is always providing a safe, nurturing environment, tailored to meet each child's needs.
Located within THE PHANZONE
142 Rte. 111, Hampstead
FUNdamentals Preschool offers a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum with the option to participate in a full gymnastics/tumbling class with Phantom
Gymnastics any day your child attends school. we specialize in small classes and individual attention for each child. We offer 2-Day and 3-Day Programs, and a Summer Programs as well. Enrollment is limited, so please call early to ensure a spot!
56 Pinkham Road, Lee
Growing Happy, Healthy, Whole People - Our teachers see the unlimited potential in each child and recognize the opportunity and responsibility we have to help by a strong foundation for each child's future success. Teachers interactions are respectful, responsive and validating of children's feelings because every moment and every interaction matters.
320 East Road, Hampstead
Hampstead Academy believes that early childhood is a crucial time for developing a love of learning. Our child-centered approach provides opportunities for young children to think creatively, solve problems, work cooperatively, and be active participants in their learning. In a safe, nurturing atmosphere, we strive to cultivate children’s curiosity, talents and interests.
Kids by the Common - KBC Preschool
128 Pillbury Rd., Londonderry
Learn...Laugh...Share...Grow!Our focus at Kids by the Common includes cognitive, social, physical and creative experiences that help develop the whole child.Our dedicated staff provides a safe and nurturing environment committed to meeting the needs of all children.Preschool for 3 & 4 year olds and enrichment programs for 4 year olds. Now enrolling for 2013-2014. Schedule your visit today!
Nutfield Cooperative School
47 East Derry Road,Derry 434-2602
Nutfield is a true parent cooperative, parents participate in their child's class on a rotating basis. We offer programs for three year olds and four year olds. We also offer an after school program. Our program includes field trips, gym and music instructors.
Over The Rainbow Preschool
223 Rockingham Road, Rte 28, Derry
Celebrating 2 5 years of business. QualityInfant,Toddler, Preschool, & Kindergarten Programs. School age program. Part-time & full-time day care. Open Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm. School year and summer sessions. Offering 2, 3 & 5 day programs. Serving children ages6 weeks months - 12 years.
Stepping Stones School
1 Partridge Lane, Derry
Stepping Stones provides a learning environment in which children actively engage with a variety of materials, media and activities designed to introduce and reinforce skills. We challenge our children to become more articulate, better listeners, more tolerant, better problem solvers, and ultimately more successful in future social and academic endeavor.
Southern NH Montessori Academy
1E Commons Drive, Unit 28, Londonderry
Southern NH Montessori Academy offers an academically focused education to preschool through elementary aged children through an integrated curriculum. Concentrating on educating the “whole child” (all facets of the child's being, including: intellectual, physical, emotional, social and creative aspects) with a strong emphasis of hands-on and experiential learning.