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Child Care/Pre-School/After School Care

Child Care/Pre-School/After School Care Options for Upper Valley NH/VT Hanover Lebanon Norwich Hartford

Explore Child Care/Pre-School/After School Care options in the Lebanon NH, Hanover NH, Lyme NH, Hartford VT, Norwich VT and throughout the Upper Valley area with this comprehensive guide.

Child Care

The following agencies provide a customized comprehensive list of all day care centers and/or home care providers that meet the guidelines that the parent or guardian specifies.

For Vermont Residents: https://www.familyplacevt.org/child-care-referral/

For New Hampshire Residents: http://nh.childcareaware.org/about-us/

Pre-school and After-School Care

The Upper Valley has several exceptional choices for pre-school and after-school care. Here is a comprehensive list of many of the available options.

Child Care Center in Norwich
Address: 75 Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055
P.O. Box 69, Norwich, VT, 05055
Ages: 6 weeks-6 years, 2-5 day program available;
Also after school care for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade in Norwich
Contact: Allison Colburn
(P) 802-649-1403
allison@childcarenorwich.org
Registration Deadline: Rolling

CCBA Preschool Programs
Address: 1 Campbell Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
Ages: Children ages 2-5 by September 30th
Contact: Eileen Urquhart, Director
(P) 603-448-6477
Eileen.urquhart@joinccba.org

Children’s Center of the Upper Valley
Address: 178 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
About the Program: We offer both full and part-time schedules.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Schedule & Fees:
Toddlers:
Baby Bear Room (1 year olds)
Bear Cub Room (2 year olds)

Preschool:
Panda Bear Room (3-3.5 year olds)
Brown Bear Room (3.5-4 year olds)

Pre-Kindergarten:
Grizzly Bear Room (4-5 year olds)
* Quality affordable child care offering a sliding scale tuition fee program based on family income.
** We accept NH & VT Child Care Subsidy Assistance
Other: Grantham After School Program: Grantham Village School
– K through 6th Grade
– Open on Early Release & School Vacations
– Open until 6:00 p.m.
Contact Jenn Hosmer, 603-448-1615, j.hosmer@ccuv.org
Registration Deadline Rolling

Creative Spirit Children’s Center
Address 894 Vermont 113
West Fairlee, VT 05083
About the Center Creative Spirit Children’s Center is licensed with 5 Stars providing care for ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
Our center has: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, after school and a Summer Seeker program. Creative
Curriculum and VT Learning Standards are fostered by a mature, nurturing staff.
Ages – 6 weeks to 12 years
Contact Sheila Bedi, Director, 802-333-4040, msshelbe@yahoo.com
Registration Deadline Rolling

Crossroads Academy

    • 95 Dartmouth College Highway, Lyme, NH 03768
    • Grades K-8 with an additional Preschool Enrichment Program on Friday Afternoons.
    • Tuition Costs:
      • Full Day Kindergarten: $13,500/year
      • Grades 1-8: $19,250/year
      • Preschool Enrichment Program:
        $80/Fall Session, $110/Winter and Spring Sessions
      • After School Club offerings for students have included:
        • Physical Play Program 
        • Sketch Club
        • Running Club
        • Coding Club
        • First Lego League
        • Climbing Club
        • Soccer Club
        • Chess Club
        • Math Club
        • Volleyball Club

FitKids Childcare at RVC
Address 33 Morgan Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766
About the program Children who enroll in our program can enjoy many benefits that the River Valley Club has to offer including
swim lessons, climbing wall, use of the yoga studio, music classes and much more. FitKids is closed very few
days throughout the year to help accommodate our working parents.
Ages 6 weeks to six years
Contact, FitKids Childcare Director, 603-643-8650 ext. 105, kidfriendly@rivervalleyclub.com
Registration Deadline Rolling

Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School
Address 104 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755
Ages K-8th, Age 5 by October 1st
Contact Linda Shemanske, Director: 603-643-4640
Registration Deadline January 25, 2013

Kendal at Hanover’s Children’s Center
Address: 80 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755
Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years; 5 day (with 5 or 3 day Preschool) programs available
Hours of Operation: 7:00am-5:00pm
Fees for Community families: We participate in VT and NH Child Care subsidy programs
Contact: childcaredirector@kah.kendal.org
(P) 603-643-7020
Registration Deadline Rolling

Grantham After School Program
Location: Grantham Village School
Address: Learning Drive, Grantham NH
After school enrichment program serving children in grades K -6th. We provide nutritious snack, homework help, outdoor play and activity time. We are NH licensed school age child care program meeting the standards and regulations for programming, staff and safety.We offer Vacation Club programming during school vacation weeks. Fun full day of activities, special guest performers, or field trips.
Hours: School Dismissal to 6:00 PM (Monday – Friday) School Vacations open from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Contact: Jenn Hosmer
nformation@ccuv.org
(603)448-1615
Categories: After School Program,Childcare,Child Care Center,Preschool,
Ages: Infant Toddler Preschooler Elementary

Hanover Nursery School
Address 40 Valley Road Extension, Hanover, NH 03755
Ages Potty trained and age 3 or 4 by September 30th
Contact Barbara Roth, Director: 603-643-3315
Kelly Ciombor, Registrar: Kelly.ciombor@gmail.com
Registration Opens January 23, 2013

Hartland Cooperative Nursery School
Location: Behind the Hartland Recreation Center
Address: Route 12, Hartland, VT
Hartland Cooperative Nursery School offers program for ages 3 & 4 year olds (2 day program for 3year olds & 3 day program for 4 year olds) serving Windsor and Sullivan County families.  The program provides a nurturing and developmentally focused education fostering a love of learning while children discover the world around them.  Children are exposed to learning through play, creativity, music, art, stories, circle time, show and tell, field trips, early math and science concepts and outdoor play.  HCNS is a cooperative nursery school where parents share in the experience.
Contact: 802-436-2580
Categories: Preschool,
Ages: Preschooler 

Indian River Nursery School
Address 9 On the Common Way, Canaan, NH, 03741
P.O. Box 374, Canaan, NH 03741
E-mail Irns.nh@gmail.com
Ages 3-5 years old
Tuition Assistance is Available
Contact Kimmy Wennick, Director/Head Teacher: 603-523-9039
Registration for returning families January 9, 2013
Registration for new families February 4, 2013
* Tours of the school and meeting with the teacher are scheduled by appointment. Please give
us a call! We’d love to have you visit our classroom.

Kids Fun French with Madame G
Location: Several Upper Valley locations
Offering Preschool, After K, After School and Teen Leadership programs.  Creative Interactive Fun while learning French.
JOIN Online French Club – Facebook/page/ Kids-Fun-French-With-Madame-G & Twitter#MadameGFrench
Indoor and Outdoor Classes based on YOUR interests: Music, cooking, arts and crafts,  drama and act out a story, culture,  science and nature, games, songs, gym/fitness, sports, computers, field trips, plan for a future trip and MORE!
Watch your child’s vocabulary GROW!
 (New!) Teen Leadership – Teens practice their french conversation and learn practical public speaking skills Result: They can have an opportunity to lead a younger group of kids.
Contact: Gloria Finkelstein
gloriafinkelstein@gmail.com
603-381-4311
Categories: Music,Kids Clubs,Homeschool,Games,Preschool,Language,Education,Cooking,After School Program,Camps,Birthday Parties,

Ages: Toddler Preschooler Elementary Teen All Ages

La Petite Creche
Address 5 Summer Street, Hanover, NH 03755
Ages Preschoolers should be potty trained and socially/emotionally ready.
Schedule & Fees -Part Time Flexible Hours Call for Rates
– Full-Time 7:30 – 5:30 Call for Rates
Preschool Program Number: 603-643-3144 or the
Office & Infant Toddler Program: 603-643-0451
Registration Deadline Rolling

Lyme Nursery School
Address 155 Dartmouth College Highway, Lyme, NH 03768
Ages 3 yrs to 6 yrs old: must be 3 by Sept. 30 for Bears program and 4 by Sept 30 for the Lion’s program.
Contact Kelly Downing, Director, 603-795-4567, director@lymenurseryschool.org
Registration Deadline January 23rd

Maple Leaf Children’s Center
A small facility located on Thetford Hill, in Thetford VT

  • 3 STAR Accredited with the state of Vermont
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • Practice Emergent Curriculum
  • Toddler, Preschool, & School Age Programs
  • For the convenience of working families we open our doors at 7:30 MondayFriday
  • 1:00, 3:30, or 5:30 pick-up options
  • Open year-round with a school year program and a summer program
  • Affordable tuition rates
  • 802-785-2074
  • mapleleaf_vt@yahoo.com

Mascoma Cooperative Preschool
Address 96 South Main Street, Enfield, NH 03748
P.O. Box 219, Enfield, NH 03748
Ages Age 3 or 4 by September 30th
Contact 603-632-5655, board@mascomacooperativepreschool.org
Registration Deadline February 12th, 2013

Mid Vermont Christian School
Address 399 West Glison Ave, White River Junction, VT 05001
Ages 3 years and potty trained by September 1
Contact Vicky Fogg, Teacher/Director, 802-295-6800 (MWF), vfogg@mvcs.info
Or via the school: 802-295-6800, mvcs@mvcs.info
Registration Deadline $75 Registration Fee; No Deadline but limited space

Montessori Discovery School
Address 22 School Street, Lebanon, NH
Ages 3-Kindergarten
Schedule & Fees – 3-Day Program T/W/TH 8:30-11:30
(option for 1st Year Student)
– 5-Day Program M-F 8:30-11:30
– Kindergarten Program M-TH 8:30-2:30
F 8:30-11:30
Additional Programs:
– Early Morning Program 7:30-8:30
– Lunch Program 11:30-12:30
– Aftercare Program 11:30-5:30
Contact Elise Thayer; 603-443-9626
Registration Deadline Open

The Montessori Children’s School
Address 67 Trescott Road, Etna, NH 03750
P.O. Box 5606, Hanover, NH 03755
Ages 3-6 yrs (Age 3 by the end of September through Kindergarten)
Schedule & Fees -3 year olds, M-F 8:30-12:30
Contact Kim Milliman, Head of School: 603-643-2828, montessori@valley.net
Registration Deadline January 31st

Norwich Nursery School
Address 312 Main Street, Norwich, VT 05055
P.O. Box 126, Norwich, VT 05055<
Ages Potty trained and age 3 or 4 by September 30th
Schedule & Fees -3, 4 & 5 year olds, M-Th 8:15-11:15
-Optional extended day 11:15 – 1:00
Contact Bobbye Donohue, Director: 802-649-1804
Tamar Schreibman, Registrar: 802-649-3015
Registration Deadline Registration Opens: January 22rd ; Registration for new families opens: January 28th

Toddler’s Morning Out
Address 40 N. College Street, Hanover, NH, 03755
Ages 18 months by September 30th or 2 years by September 30th but not yet 3 by July 1st, 2013
Schedule & Fees -18 months, T/Th (red door) 8:45-11:15
-2 year olds, T/Th (blue door) 8:30-11:00
-2 year olds, W/M/F (red door) 8:45-11:15
-2 year olds, M/W/F (blue door) 8:30-11:00
-Lunch Bunch, after class 1 hr until 12 or 12:15
Contact Karen Flett, Director: 603-643-6747
Lindsay Koenig, Registrar: lindsaykoenig@gmail.com
Registration Deadline February 8th – Scholarships available

Upper Valley Waldorf School
Address 80 Bluff Road, Quechee, VT 05059
P.O. Box 709, Quechee, VT 05059
Ages Parent/Child ages 1-3, Nursery ages 3 & 4, K ages 4-6
Schedule & Fees -Parent/Child, Th or F 9-11:15
-Nursery, M/T/W 8:15-12
-Kindergarten, M-Th 8:15-12 r
-Kindergarten, M-F 8:15-12
-Opt Afternoons (N&K) 12-3
-Opt Afternoons (N&K) 12-5:00
Contact Lori Parent, Director of Admissions: 802-296-2496 x 11, loriparent@uvws.org
Registration Deadline Rolling, Financial Assistance available

Wellspring Waldorf School
Location: Tunbridge, VT
Address: 693 VT Rte 110
Wellspring Waldorf School is an independent Waldorf School in Tunbridge, Vermont serving early childhood, grades and middle school children. Our early childhood program offers practical learning that takes place through bread-making, storytelling, seasonal craft projects, gardening and nature activities. We offer a progressive and unique financial and work pledge tuition system whereby no committed family will be turned away because it cannot meet full tuition costs.
Location: Tunbridge, VT
Address: 693 VT Rte 110
Contact: Tracy Gillespie
(802) 889-3777
Categories: Preschool,Education,
Ages: Infant Toddler Preschooler Elementary Teen

Woodstock Nursery School
Location: Behind the Universalist Unitarian Church
Address: 7 Church St, Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Nursery School offers programs for 3 and 4 year olds fostering positive attitudes, good relationships, social behavior and self discipline.  Group activities include circle time, music, large and small motor movement, outdoor play and field trips.  Programs explore art, science, math and language through creative experience.  The school is a cooperative and families are actively involved through shared various responsibilities.  Please call for an application, current tuition rates or to schedule a visit
802-457-2445
Categories: Preschool’

Young Scientist Program at the Montshire
Location: Montshire Museum of Science
Address: Montshire Road, Norwich, VT
This program for preschoolers and kindergartners integrates hands-on experiments, fun projects, and individual explorations in the physical and natural science sciences. The science investigations and natural history explorations are specially designed to introduce young learners to the tools and processes of science in an age appropriate manner. Both morning (9:30–11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1–3 p.m.) sessions are offered during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms.  pre-registration is required.
802-649-2220
www.montshire.org
Categories: Science,Preschool,Museums,
Ages: Preschooler Elementary
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