The Personalized Care Your Child Will Receive is Second to None

Twice Awarded ‘The Best Preschool For The Lakes Region and Tilton’

The Personalized Care Your Child Will Receive is Second to None

Twice Awarded ‘The Best Preschool For The Lakes Region and Tilton’

More than a Daycare, Serving Hooksett & the Lakes Region with Preschool & Childcare since 1998

Take a peek at some of the events that make our school the best.

Now Pre-Registering for our Award-Winning Summer Camp, Ages 5-12!

Vote for Us Between 04/13/2021 - 04/30/2021 For Best Childcare And Preschool

Our Teachers Are Highly Educated, and Are the Heart
of the School

Our Teachers Are Highly Educated, and Are the Heart of the School

Many of our directors and teachers are academically qualified with Associate’s and ECE degrees and beyond. More importantly, they are passionate about their work and will inspire your child to learn and play and have fun each day. Some of our core team members’ qualifications include:

Not One, But Two Awards for Childcare and Preschool Excellence

We are honored to have the accolades and approval of our community. In 2019, our school was recognized for the exceptional care and early education that we provide. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have won awards for Best Childcare and Preschool from both the Lakes Region and Tilton.

Our Culture of Gratitude Builds Character and Kindness in Kids

Happiness starts with expressing appreciation for what we have. We give thanks before every meal so that children practice the life-enhancing art of being grateful many times a day. Teachers model kindness and respect so that your child can reflect these attributes in their own lives as well. We believe that teaching kindness and compassion within a culture of gratitude builds essential character traits and is the foundation for all future social skills.

Hands-On Learning: The Best of The Creative Curriculum, Montessori, STEAM, and More

Our program draws from several recognized curricula, blending elements of the Creative Curriculum, Montessori, Early Sprouts Nutrition Garden Program, and STEAM/STEM. Using hands-on, academically-oriented lesson plans, we focus on the development of the whole child: mind, body, spirit, and heart. We give your child the tools they need to succeed.

An Exceptional Early Sprouts Nutrition Garden Program

Preschool-aged children actively participate in our Early Sprouts Nutrition Garden Program. They learn to grow, harvest, and prepare vegetables, cultivating their zest for healthy eating. This  curriculum provides sensory explorations and cooking activities, using our on-site organic garden beds, plus Family Recipe Kits to help families prepare the recipes at home!

Yummy & Nutritious Kid-Friendly Meals Prepared Fresh Daily

We provide nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks to our students each day, and our menu is updated every month. We offer the children a wide variety of foods that include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, proteins, and milk. For babies that are just starting on solids, wholesome foods are gently introduced 10-14 times, so that your child will have the chance to make healthy eating habits right from the start.

Building Big Muscles in
The Adorable "Little Gym"

Growing bodies need exercise to be able to move well and get stronger. Our indoor play area is fully equipped with a “little gym”, complete with a treadmill and exercise bike. We offer many types of physical exercise and active play, as well as yoga every day. Creating an active routine means your child can get their body moving, burn off extra energy, and benefit from the clear thinking, calm, and focus that exercise brings into their day-to-day.

Getting Fresh Air with
Outdoor Play Every Day

Getting outside for fresh air is something the children look forward to doing and is an essential part of their day. Weather permitting, children spend at least 20 minutes and up to an hour outside each day on our beautiful play structure or outdoor bike path. Pre-schoolers spend time in our outdoor garden learning to plant, grow and harvest vegetables as part of our Early Sprouts curriculum. Getting fresh air is invigorating for both mind and body.

Parents Love Our Brightwheel Communication App for Constant Updates

Parents rave about our Brightwheel parent communication app. Use it to stay in touch with our teachers, stay updated on your child’s daily routine and receive videos and pictures to see what a great day your child is having. Brightwheel is also crucial in tracking and communicating your child’s development, so parents and teachers work together to meet a child’s specific needs.

Children Practice Kindness
in Action with
Community Involvement

Our school partners with the Easter Seals, where people with physical and cognitive disabilities spend time in the classroom, reading and helping with projects. This gives children visibility and exposure to people with different abilities. As part of our culture of gratitude, children are invited to participate in three different community projects throughout the year to help those in need. This fosters a sense of community for our kids, as well as the joy of accomplishment and giving.

A Super-Clean, Healthy, and Calm Environment

We are mindful that a clean and tidy space facilitates calm and learning, and that organization lends to your child’s sense of peace and order. Our teachers stick to a rigorous cleaning schedule, which also safeguards your child’s health. While the younger children nap, toys are sanitized and at the end of each day, floors are mopped and work surfaces are thoroughly wiped down. In addition to our daily cleaning routine, we hire a cleaning service to deep clean our school every weekend.

Understanding Your Child’s Needs Helps Them
Learn and Grow

Our teachers get to know your child and take into consideration their personal pace and level of development. With a combination of loving care and early childhood education expertise, our teachers create lesson plans and make thoughtful observations of your child’s progress. By understanding your child’s personality and learning style, our teachers can be sensitive to and cater to exactly what it is your child needs to learn and grow.

Parenting Resources and Even a Lending Library

We support your child’s education beyond the classroom with a lending library, so you can read a variety of books to your child at home. Speak with us for any concerns you may have, or take a peek at our parent resource library, where you can find information about parenting techniques, community activities, and other parent resources. Our teachers and staff are always available should you need any extra support for your family.

We support our foster parents in the community Foster kids program

Our foster kids program understands and supports the complex and rewarding relationships between children and their caregivers, both at home and at school. Our highly trained professionals provide support for families to help provide children with a structured, nurturing environment for optimal growth. Our Foster Kids Program has priority enrollment and all non-state covered fees are waived for you.

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