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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.
205 Pleasant StreetConcord, NH 03307
129 Pleasant StConcord, 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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
Footsteps Daycare & Learning Center
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 10652Swanzey, NH 03446
Harrisville Children's Center
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 603Keene, 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 CircleWalpole, NH 03608
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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
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, Swanzey, Marlborough and Chesterfield.
200 Summit RdKeene, NH 03431
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.
229 Main Street Keene State CollegeKeene, NH 03435
Phone: 603-358-2233 ext. 2
Maple Avenue Nursery School
Program designed for children 3 - 5 yrs. Activities include those that promote social interaction, learning and active play. Examples are storybooks, singing, dancing, manners, indoor and outdoor play times and kindergarten preparation.
Hours: 9 AM - 11 AM, Mon, Wed, Fri (Sep - May)
105 Maple AvenueKeene, NH 03431
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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
Toddler Program for children ages 18 mos to 2 yr, 8 mos: 8:30am – 11:30am
Preschool 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 – 3:00pm
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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
Mountain Childcare Center
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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
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 RoadSpofford, NH 03467
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 StreetKeene, NH 03431
The Orchard School
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 AveKeene , NH 03431
Walpole Village School
Winchester Learning Center