The Child Development Center at Manchester Community College is run in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education Program, and is designed to provide a safe, happy learning environment for each child. The classroom environment is arranged into learning centers where children can explore, experiment and enhance all areas of development. Ongoing verbal interactions occur between children, teachers and families on a daily basis and written communication exists through posting weekly lesson plans, schedules and weekly individual child notes. Our daily schedule allows for children to participate in individual, small and large group activities that offer opportunities for quiet and active play.
About the Program
Open from 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday
Flexible scheduling: part-time, full-time and drop-in options available
Fully-degreed, early childhood education teachers and supervised student interns
Developmentally-appropriate and individualized programming
The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is licensed by the State of NH Childcare Licensing Bureau and complies with all regulations and requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How old does my child need to be? Our multi-age program serves children from 2 years and 10 months to 6 years old.
Q. How much does the program cost? We offer full-day, half-day (5 hours or less) and drop in rates. Please contact Debbie Booker, for the current tuition.
Q. Does my child need to be potty-trained before entering the program? It is not a requirement for your child to be potty-trained.
Q. Do I need to pack a lunch for my child? Yes. Our program will provide two snacks, milk, juice and water each day, but lunch is not provided, so please be sure to pack a healthy lunch for your child.
Q. What should I bring? • Paperwork (enrollment forms, current health and immunization records, and permission slip) • Sunscreen (with your child's name on it) • Extra change of clothes and extra socks, just in case! • A sheet for their nap mat. For full day program only, (crib sheets fit perfectly on rest mats)
Hours of Operation Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Meet the Director
After graduating from MCC's Early Childhood Education program, Deborah Booker earned her bachelor's degree in child development from Southern New Hampshire University and her master's in education from Walden University. She has almost 15 years of experience as a lead teacher and/or center director.