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Childcare, Preschools, Family Support Programs

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 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


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.


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.

Hillsboro Child Development Center (SNHS)
Child development program that provides accessible comprehensive services for children and families in the Greater Hillsboro area.

The Orchard School & Community Center
A child development center offering childcare to preschool and school-age children.

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:
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
at Antrim 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)

The Learning Vine
at 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                                                                                                                                                      


Dublin Community Preschool and Childcare Center
1281C Main Street
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.
and on FaceBook

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
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.

HANCOCK                                                                                                                                           Tammy’s Playhouse
Forest Road
AGES: 6 weeks to 10 years
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 7am – 5:30pm, all year

Harrisville Children’s Center
66 Main Street
AGES: 6 weeks to 6 years
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 5:45pm

JAFFREY                                                                                                                                        Jaffrey Inclusive Preschool
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
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 Day Care Center
AGES: 6 weeks through 6 years
Full-day childcare.

Keene Family YMCA
AGES: 6 weeks through 5 years
A multi-service agency focused on childcare, youth and teen development, and family recreation.

Our Redeemer Preschool
200 Ashby Road
AGES: 3 and 4 year olds
HOURS: Tu W Th, 9-12 (Sept through May)

Happy Valley School
130 Gulf Road
AGES: 2 to 5 years
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 7:00am – 5:30pm (school term)

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
AGES: 12 months – 2nd grade
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 6:30am – 6pm

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

School Kids in Peterborough (SKIP)
Childcare at Peterborough Elementary School
AGES: K – 8th grade; before- and after-school program
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 6:30-8:30am, 12noon-6pm

RINDGE                                                                                                                                         Rindge Inclusive Preschool
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
AGES: 6 wks to 5 years                                                                                                                         10-wk Summer Camp for children ages 3 to 7
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 6:45am – 5:30pm                                                       

The Winchester Learning Center
Childcare, preschool, and family resource center serving children ages 6 weeks through 12 years and their families.  A United Way Agency.     Find us on Facebook.

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
Jaffrey and Rindge.

Mascenic School District SAU #87
Mason, New Ipswich, and Greenville.

Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS) – Birth To Three                                      Partnering with Families
Providing family-centered early intervention to children and families in the        Monadnock Region.

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center
603-588-2620  or
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.                                       

Western Hillsborough County Family Services
Southern NH Services
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.

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

The River Center
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.

Keene Community Education
Offers a variety of academic, vocational and enrichment classes, apprenticeships, and virtual classes.

UNH Cooperative Extension – Hillsborough County Extension Newsletter
We provide research and evidence-based family life education and support to families throughout the State.

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
1-800-WIC-4321 (1-800-942-4321) 
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.

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