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Childcare, Preschools, Family

Call and Ask Questions

Ask questions about the academic background and experience of the caregivers. How do caregivers set limits or teach right from wrong? Find out how many children are in a group with an adult (the younger the child the smaller the number per adult; for example, infants under one year require 1 adult to no more than 3 babies). What kinds of activities and materials are available? What is the daily routine? How much time are the children outside? What is served for snack? For an all-day program, ask where the children rest and for how long? Visit each program that you are considering and when you have found one that you like, visit that one again unexpectedly!!

Call the New Hampshire Bureau for Child Care Standards and Licensing at 603-271-9025 to ask if there have been any complaints about the program that you chose. Trust your feelings about a fit between a program and your child. For assistance with paying for childcare, or for scholarships, contact your local Division of Family Assistance at
603-357-3510 or
NHEasy.gov.

Referrals and Information

Child Care Aware of NH – a Child Care Resource and Referral Specialist (CCR&R)

603-578-1386 x31
Hillsborough and Southwestern Rockingham County
Refers people to childcare providers.
nh.childcareaware.org

Childcare and Preschools

ALL AREAS

Head Start Program

603-464-5981
603-464-3136
Hillsboro
603-532-4135
Jaffrey

Early childhood development program (3 and 4 years) for families with low incomes. Free to eligible families. Call for information. All locations open to area residents.
nhsa.org

Hillsboro Child Development Center (SNHS)

603-464-3136
Child development program that provides accessible comprehensive services for children and families in the Greater Hillsboro area. snhs.org

ALSTEAD
The Orchard School & Community Center

603-835-2495
A child development center offering childcare to preschool and school-age children.
theorchardschool.org

ANTRIM
Before & After School Club

Offered by The Grapevine on the Antrim Town Gym & AES Campus
Call The Grapevine at
603-588-2620
to register or for more information
or email: basc@grapevinenh.org
AGES:
K through 4th grade
on ConVal school days: Monday-Friday
HOURS:
Before School Club: 6:45am – 8:20am
After School Club: 3:15 – 5:30pm

First Friends 1 & 2 Preschool
Antrim Elementary School

Call to register on wait list:
924-7503 X 2032
603-588-3690
AGES:
3 to 5 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 8:30 – 11:30 am (school term)

The Learning Vine

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center
Parent Co-op or Drop-off Options
AGES:
3 to 5
HOURS:
M, W, F, 9-11:30 am
GrapevineNH.Org
603-588-2620
familysupportdirector@grapevinenh.org
grapevinenh.org

DUBLIN
Dublin Community Preschool and Childcare Center

1281C Main Street
603-563-8508
AGES:
6 weeks to 11 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 5:30pm;
pre-school open year round, and offering before- and after-school care and summer programs for school-age children.
dublinpreschool.org
and on FaceBook

GREENFIELD
First Friends Preschool

Greenfield Elementary School
Call to register on wait list:
924-7503 X 2032
AGES:
3 to 5 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 8:30 – 11:30 am (school term)

Wonderworks Learning Center

1 Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH
603-547-3311
High-quality childcare and early education come together in a brand new space. Serving toddlers (15 months +) through pre-K (up to age 5) in a compassionate, nurturing environment.
cmf.org/wonderworks

HANCOCK
Tammy’s Playhouse Forest Road

603-525-4008
AGES:
6 weeks to 10 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 7am – 5:30pm, all year

HARRISVILLE
Harrisville Children’s Center

66 Main Street
603-827-3905
AGES:
6 weeks to 6 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 5:45pm
harrisvillechildrenscenter.org

JAFFREY
Jaffrey Inclusive Preschool

603-532-8100
Half-day sessions
AGES:
3 to 4 year olds
HOURS:
M, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:45-11:45 am (3 yr olds)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 12:15-2:45 pm (4 yr olds)

The Kids Club

49 Squantum Road
603-532-6543
AGES:
6 weeks to 12 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri 6:30am – 5:30pm, all year

Monadnock Bible Conference
Launch Point After-school Program

Upper Jaffrey Road
603-532-8321
(call for details)
AGES:
K through 8th grade
HOURS:
Mon-Fri 2:30am – 6:00pm, school term

KEENE
Keene Day Care Center

603-352-2129
AGES:
6 weeks through 6 years
Full-day childcare.
keenedaycarecenter.org

Keene Family YMCA

603-352-6002
AGES:
6 weeks through 5 years
A multi-service agency focused on childcare, youth and teen development, and family recreation.
keene-ymca.org

NEW IPSWICH
Our Redeemer Preschool

200 Ashby Road
603-878-1837
AGES:
3 and  4 year olds
HOURS:
Tu W Th, 9-12 (Sept through May)
ourredeemernh.com

PETERBOROUGH
Happy Valley School

130 Gulf Road
603-924-7362
AGES:
2 to 5 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 7:00am – 5:30pm (school term)
happyvalleynh.org

First Friends Preschool

Peterborough Elementary School
Call to register on wait list:
924-7503 X 2032
AGES:
3 to 5 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 8:30 – 11:30 am (school term)

Monadnock Community Early Learning Center

Community Lane, Rt. 202 South
Preschool childcare; before- and after-school program
603-532-6021
AGES:
12 months – 2nd grade
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 6pm
mcelc.org

Puddle Jumpers

Colleen Stone
11 Cabana Drive
603-924-4448
AGES:
weeks – 14 years
HOURS:
Mon-Fri 6:30am – 5:30pm, year round

School Kids in Peterborough (SKIP)

Childcare at Peterborough Elementary School
603-924-7050
AGES:
K – 8th grade; before- and after-school program
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 6:30-8:30am, 12noon-6pm

RINDGE
Rindge Inclusive Preschool

603-899-2347
Half-day sessions
AGES:
3 to 4 year olds
HOURS:
M, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:45-11:15 am (3 yr olds) Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 12:15-2:45 pm (4 yr olds)

WILTON
A Child’s Nature Day Care

Located at the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, NH
77 Pine Hill Drive, Wilton, NH 03086
603-654-2662
AGES:
6 wks to 5 years 10-wk Summer Camp for children ages 3 to 7
HOURS:
Mon-Fri, 6:45am – 5:30pm
contact@achildsnature.org

WINCHESTER
The Winchester Learning Center

603-239-7347
Childcare, preschool, and family resource center serving children ages 6 weeks through 12 years and their families. A United Way Agency.
thewinchesterlearningcenter.org
Find us on Facebook.

School District Preschools for Eligible Children

Programs to aid in child development, ages 3 to 5, free testing.

ConVal School District SAU #1

603-924-3336
Main Office
603-924-7503
Special Education and Student Services Office
Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock,Peterborough, Sharon, and Temple

Jaffrey-Rindge School District SAU #47

603-532-8100
Jaffrey and Rindge

Mascenic School District SAU #87

603-721-0160
Mason, New Ipswich, and Greenville

Family Support Programs

Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS) – Birth To Three Partnering with Families

Providing family-centered early intervention to children and families in the Monadnock Region.
603-352-0165
mds-nh.org

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center

Antrim
603-588-2620 or
info@grapevinenh.org
The Grapevine’s mission is to promote family and community health and well-being through support, education and the sharing of resources; parent education and family support programs, cooperative preschool, before- and after-school care, Avenue A Teen & Community Center, and other services on site.
grapevinenh.org

Western Hillsborough County Family Services

Southern NH Services
603-924-9601
Provides family services, support and advocacy for families in Western Hillsborough County. Provides connections to community resources and crisis help for families in difficult living situations. These situations include: homelessness, legal referrals, domestic violence, food resources, education, housing. Youth programs after school and during the summer.
snhs.org

Ready,Set,Connect!

Greenfield, NH:
603-547-3311
Manchester, NH:
603-226-2900
An Intensive 1:1 ABA Program for Young Children with Autism.
Full, part-time and after school hours available at our clinics. (Greenfield and Manchester, NH) Private Insurance Accepted
crotchedmountain/html/aba.htm

The River Center

603-924-6800
Parent education and family support programs. Weekly parent/child programs (birth to 5 years, 6 to 12 years), single parent group, early home support for young mothers.
rivercenter.us

Keene Community Education

603-357-0088
Offers a variety of academic, vocational and enrichment classes, apprenticeships, and virtual classes.
keenecommunityed.org

UNH Cooperative Extension – Hillsborough County Extension Newsletter

603-641-6060
We provide research and evidence-based family life education and support to families throughout the State.
extension.unh.edu/Hillsborough-County

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

1-800-WIC-4321 (1-800-942-4321)
dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp/wic/index.htm
Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition program that provides nutrition screening and education, specific supplemental foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and social services to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and infants and children up to age 5.

Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2017 Not-For-Profit of the Year Winner

Designated by the New Hampshire Wellness and Primary Prevention Council as a Family Resource Center of Quality

           

OPENING HOURS

MON – THU
9:00am – 2:00pm
FRI - SUN
We are closed

ADDRESS & CONTACT

9 Vose Farm Road
Peterborough, NH 03458

info@rivercenter.us
Tel: 603-924-6800
Fax: 603-924-2159

OPENING HOURSADDRESS & CONTACT

MON – THU

9:00am – 2:00pm


FRI - SUN

We are closed

9 Vose Farm Road

Peterborough, NH 03458


info@rivercenter.us

Tel: 603-924-6800

Fax: 603-924-2159

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