Visiting Our School

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Anyone interested in early childhood education and care for their children is welcome to visit our school and its beautiful wooded setting on the Pine Hill campus. Tours are scheduled regularly and include brief visits in our classrooms and time for conversation with our director to learn more about our program and how we can best serve your family. 

Naturally, parents and grandparents of enrolled children are welcome to visit their child at any time once coordinated with their child's teacher.  Breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to come in to nurse their baby whenever possible.

Local families with young children are invited to join A Child's Nature families and teachers for our Family Soup Nights and seasonal festivals throughout the year.

Enrolling Is Easy

Five Steps:

1.  Pre-register and schedule a visit

You are invited to visit our campus and receive a tour when considering A Child's Nature for your family. We ask that you attend your first visit without your child so you are free to slowly take in our beautiful environment and have a meaningful discussion with our director about your child and your early childhood care and education needs. Please click the button on the left and fill out our online pre-registration form to schedule your first visit. You will receive a tour of our classrooms and discuss how we can best serve your family.     

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2.Spend time in the classroom

After your initial tour, a morning visit is scheduled for you and your child. This is necessary for our teachers to be able to observe your child in a classroom setting. We have found when parents visit the class with their child, the child experiences less stress and a smoother transition into our program. During your visit, you and your child will experience daily life at our center.  Your child will have an opportunity to engage in both indoor and outdoor activities, meet the teachers, enjoy a delicious home-cooked morning snack, and play with new friends.  You will have an opportunity to talk further with the director and teacher about your child. 

 

3. Receive an Enrollment offer, Complete All Enrollment Paperwork, And Submit Application and Enrollment Fee

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If after your first visit we come to a mutual decision our program is the right fit for your child, and we have available openings to meet your needs, you will move forward an offer for enrollment will be presented to you. Your next step will be to complete necessary paperwork - this includes our application and enrollment contract, weekly schedule agreement, health forms from your pediatrician, and sign the parent handbook. You will also set up your family account through our MyProCare portal. This will include providing a brief biography for your child, setting up emergency contact and pick up permissions and gaining access to view your tuition bills and make online payments. All forms must be complete and submitted before your child's first day with us. Once we receive your paperwork along with the application fee ($25/child) and enrollment fee ($100/family), your place will be reserved and we may decide to schedule an additional visiting day for you and your child in the classroom.

4.  Submit Your Deposit

We require a deposit equal to 4 weeks of care. This deposit is due on or before your child's first day and is applied toward your first month's tuition.  

5.  Welcome to our community!

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Thank You for sharing your child with us!  We look forward to watching your child grow, discover, and find joy in his/her surroundings.  We also look forward to getting to know your family and cultivating a warm, loving community where all work towards the common goal of creating a safe, beautiful world for our children to flourish. 

Questions? Please call or email:

Nancy Wilson, Executive Director
  (603) 654-2662
 
 contact@achildsnature.org   

 

Register to be on our Wait List

If the program you were hoping to enroll in is full, we encourage you to register to be on our wait list. Occasionally, children change their schedule, graduate to new age groups, or families relocate leaving an opening. These openings are first offered to enrolled families and are next offered to families on our wait list. 

Scholarship Opportunities

A Child's Nature is a New Hampshire licensed childcare center, and so we are able to accept state scholarship funds.  Part of our mission is to provide quality early childhood care and education to families of diverse backgrounds, regardless of economic status. We feel our programs should be available to everyone.  When enrolling, feel free to discuss your financial situation with our office manager or our director.    (NH DHHS license #CCCB-06593)  

 

Another new opportunity:  New Hampshire Bridge Scholarships for families with children aged 5 – 20 years are available from the Network for Educational Opportunity.