Child Development Program Options and Locations
Summary of Program Models
PART DAY HEAD START
This program model provides preschool experiences for children 3 to 5 years of age. It is designed to meet each child’s developmental needs. The program involves the whole family in a multifaceted approach to early education with a focus on school readiness. In addition to individualized child development activities each child’s medical, dental, nutritional, emotional, and social needs are addressed. Head Start services are delivered through center attendance and home visits. Children attend class for approximately 4 hours each day. Centers are located in Derry, Greenville, Hillsboro, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth and Seacoast.
HEAD START WITH WRAPAROUND CHILD CARE
This program model meets the needs of parents who are working or are in programs designed to support families with self-sufficiency goals. The program has five centers that provide wrap around childcare in addition to Head Start services. These centers are open an average of ten hours per day to meet the needs of families. Each center works with the State Scholarship system to provide assistance for families who meet the guidelines. The program employs dedicated professionals with backgrounds in early education, health, mental health, family services, and nutrition. Centers are located in Manchester, Nashua, and Hillsboro.
EARLY HEAD START
The Early Head Start Program is a comprehensive child development program that works with children from birth to three. There are two program options in Early Head Start. The center-based option provides full day services for children ages 6 weeks to three years. The home-based option works with families from the prenatal period to three years. Families participating in home based participate in a weekly home visit with a focus on child development and health. Parent participation in the visits is an important part of the program. There are also regular opportunities for group social activities. Centers are located in Manchester and Nashua.
The Child Care Program model offers high quality childcare. Support from the CCDF Scholarship (Child care Development Fund Scholarship) and grants from the greater Monadnock Region and Greater Nashua United Way Programs have ensured that childcare remains affordable to low-income working families. Programs are designed to meet each child’s individual needs. A dedicated staff provides a variety of learning experiences that encourage social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. The centers are located in Nashua and Hillsboro.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
A Before and After School Program is available in Hillsboro. This program provides care for students in grades K-5. The Hillsboro program provides a nurturing environment that promotes positive growth and development. Staff walks children to and from the local elementary school.
The following are locations and contact information for area Head Start and Early Head Start Programs:
|Bronstein Head Start
41 Central St.
Nashua NH 03060
|(603) 882-3384||Part-day Head Start offered in the morning.|
|Derry Head Start
9 Crystal Ave.
Derry NH 03038
|(603) 216-8864||Part-day Head Start offered in morning and afternoon sessions|
|Early Head Start – Manchester
Silver Street Head Start Center
160 Silver St.
Manchester NH 03103
|(603) 668-8010 ext 6107||This center offers three program options: full day comprehensive services for infants and toddlers; home based services for infants and toddlers; Head Start with wrap around childcare services.|
|Early Head Start – Nashua
88 Temple St.
Nashua NH 03060
(Center Based Program)
(Home Based Program)
|This center offers two program options: full day comprehensive services for infants and toddlers and home based services for infants and toddlers.|
|Eleventh Street Head Start
24 Eleventh St.
Nashua NH 03060
|(603) 882-6278||Part-day Head Start offered in the morning|
|Greenville Head Start Center
16 Adams St.
Greenville NH 03048
|(603) 878-4028||Part-day Head Start offered in the morning.|
|Hillsboro Head Start & Child Care
21 School St.
Hillsboro NH 3244
Center Director: Donna Godron
|(603) 464-3136||This center offers several programming options: A morning session for part-day Head Start; Full day childcare for preschool aged children; before and after school care for kindergarteners through grade 5.|
|Nashua Child Development Center
134 Allds St.
Nashua, NH 03060
|(603) 889-7812||This center offers many options for early care and education: Morning session for part day Head Start; Head Start with wrap around child care services; childcare placements for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.|
|Portsmouth Head Start
1 Campus Dr., #22
Portsmouth NH 03801
Center Director: Marion Ober
|(603) 422-8231||Part-day Head Start offered in the morning|
|Rose Byrne Head Start Center
40 Pine St.
Manchester NH 03103
|(603) 668-8010 ext 6039||Part-day Head Start offered in the morning and afternoon; Head Start with wrap-around child care services.|
|Salem Head Start
Salem Boys & Girls Club
3 Geremonty Drive
Salem, NH 03079
|(603) 898-7709 ext. 22||Part-day Head Start offered in the morning|
|Seacoast Head Start
137 Lafayette Rd.
Hampton Falls NH 03844
|(603) 601-2196||Part-day Head Start offered in the morning|
|West Side Head Start
Manchester Community College
1066 Front St.
Manchester NH 03102
|(603) 623-2332||Part-day Head Start offered in morning and afternoon sessions|