Help with Childcare

Children's Medicaid Unit

Access to applications and enrollment of Medicaid coverage for children, cash assistance, food stamps, child care assistance and Medicare Saving Program. Resource made available through the NH Dept of Health and Human Services.

Main Office
205 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03307
Mailing Address
129 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03307
Easter Seals / Child Care Resources and Referral Network

Provides a tailored list of licensed and license exempt childcare providers by town along with educational information on choosing quality child care. Information about how to apply for the New Hampshire State Scholarship is also available.

Please note: Families are encouraged to call Easter Seals NH/Child Care Resources and Referral for a complete list of child care options in their community.

8 Norway Ave.
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-355-4341 or 1-800-870-8728
Elm City Childcare Center

Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri. A licensed childcare center that creates a nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years to explore all avenues of play and learning. We have staff educated in Early Childhood Education that create lesson plans as well as the set up of the classroom for optimal learning. We have 3 classrooms based on age and developmental needs and are open to children with special needs.

168 Emerald Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-283-0350
Footsteps Daycare & Learning Center

Offers a program for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm

407 Winchester Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-1475
Great Beginnings

Offers care for children from 6 weeks through 6 years and a full year preschool program. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am – 5:30pm

39 Old Homestead Highway PO Box 10652
Swanzey, NH 03446
Phone: 603-355-8381
Harrisville Children's Center

Provides full and part time child care and preschool to children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Hours: Mon-Fri, 6:30am to 5:50pm.

66 Main Street PO Box 128
Harrisville, NH 03450
Phone: 603-827-3905
Head Start

A program of Southwestern Community Services, Head Start provides a supportive and consistent preschool educational environment for children and families through open communication, exceptional resources and positive role modeling to help children and adults become successful and self-sufficient. Programs in Ashuelot, Claremont, Drewsville, Jaffrey, Keene, Newport, and Swanzey.

63 Community Way PO Box 603
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-7512 (ext 4164)
Home Away From Home

Fun educational and loving childcare in a relaxed home-like setting for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Event care available upon request.

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Mon - Fri

11 Maplewood Circle
Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: 603-756-3550
Keene Day Care Center

Provides childcare services for children 6 weeks through preschool. Families of all incomes are eligible if they are working, seeking work or attending school.

86 Wood Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-2129
Keene Family YMCA

Provides programs for children and teens, and physical activities for everyone.

Also provides childcare services in Keene for infants thru preschool and before and after school programs in Keene, Marlborough and Chesterfield as well as summer day camp and vacation camps.

200 Summit Rd
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-6002
Keene State College Child Development Center

Provides childcare and educational programs for children 4 months to 4 years, 11 months from late August through mid-June.

Elliot Hall
229 Main Street Keene State College
Keene, NH 03435
Phone: 603-358-2233
Website: 
Monadnock Waldorf School

Offers a half day or full day of healthy and creative opportunities for children ages 2years, 9 months to 6 years old to imitate through story, song, circle games, outside play, and many side-by-side activities with teachers.

98 South Lincoln Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-4442
Montessori Schoolhouse

Toddler Program for children ages 16 mos to 2 yr, 10 mos: 8:30am – 11:30am 

Primar Morning Program for children over 2 yr, 8 mo of age: 8:30am – 11:30am 

Extended-Day Program for children ages 4 to 6 yr.: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Pre-care & After-care options: 7:15 am until 5:15 pm

Summer camp program for ages 2 years to 8 years old: Half Days 9am – 1pm or Full days 9am – 4pm Pre-care 8:00am & After-care until 5:00pm. Choose 3 to 5 days a week and one or up to all 8 weeks. Weekly Themes: Gardening, Frogs & Butterflies, Ocean Life, and Wild Animals. Enjoy lots of outdoor play, walks, visiting programs, and arts & craft activities.

69 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-3301
Mountain Childcare Center

Childcare and preschool for ages 6 weeks to 6 years.
Hours: 7 AM - 6 PM, Mon - Thurs

50 Optical Avenue
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-355-3700 ext 170
Network for Children and Families

The Network for Children and Families is dedicated to supporting the well-being of babies, children and families in all aspects of their development. Offers educational opportunities for parents and professionals who work with children, as well as support meetings for child care providers.

147 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-1395
Rise... for Baby and Family

Supports and services for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Rise also provides an on-site childcare program, which integrates children of different abilities.

147 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-1395
Sophia's Hearth

Sophia's Hearth Family Center offers a small full-time, year-round childcare program for children from 3 months to age 6. The Center brings nurturing to families with children up to 3 years of age through play groups, workshops and speaker and discussion evenings. Parents are invited to meet new friends, explore themes of interest to them, and enjoy their children with others who care about young children.

700 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-357-3755
Spofford Children's House

Offers childcare to children from two years five months to six years of age in pre-school, and 2 1/2 - 12 years of age in after school programs.

Hours of operation:
Pre-school -- 8:30am – 11:30 am, Mon - Fri
All day childcare -- 8 am – 5 pm Mon - Fri

38 Chandler Road
Spofford, NH 03467
Phone: 363-4226
e-Mail: 
The Keene Montessori School

Offers young children an enriching preschool experience based on the Montessori philosophy and methods, open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. We offer a Toddler Program from the ages 15 months to 3 years, a preschool program from 3 to 5 years and an afternoon enrichment  pre-k and kindergarten program. We also offer summer programs for children ages 15 months to 6 years.

125 Railroad Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: 603-352-4052
The Orchard School

Offers childcare services to children ranging from 2 1/2 to 6 years of age.

Summer camps for 2.5 to 14 year olds.

114 Old Settlers Road
East Alstead, NH 03602
Phone: 603-835-2495
Trinity Christian School

A preschool program designed to help young children make the transition from a home environment to that of a formal school setting.  Program includes Bible lessons,  music, movement, stories, arts, crafts, play, introduction to the alphabet, numbers, science, social studies, and foreign language. Need based tuition assistance is available for all students.

Hours: PreSchool: 3yr old, T&Th 8:30-11:00; 4 yr old, M,W,F 8:30-11:00;  PreK : 4-5 yr old, M-F 12:30-3:00

Trinity offers a Wee Care program for children ages 3 to 5 beyond the hours of their preschool classes.

100 Maple Ave
Keene , NH 03431
Phone: 352-9403
Walpole Village School

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Provides play based education for children 3 - 5 years of age

75 Westminster Street
Walpole, NH 03608
Phone: 603-756-4246
Winchester Learning Center

Offers childcare, preschool and family resources for families with children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 5:30 pm

109 Keene Road
Winchester, NH 03470
Phone: 603-239-7347
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