The CSDC offers four early childhood programs in eight classroom groupings for up to 122 children. The age-ranges for most of our programs is aligned with age-ranges used by the public schools for entry into Grade 1. The age range for the full-time infants, toddlers and young preschoolers may vary according classroom space available and the child’s developmental needs.
Full-time Infant-Toddler Program
Infant classroom: 9 infants/young toddlers, 6 weeks to typically 17 months at the beginning of the CSDC school year, with 3 full-time teachers)
Toddler classroom: 12 toddlers, typically 18 months to 33 months at the beginning of the CSDC school year, with 3 full-time teachers).
Full-time Preschool Program
Preschool 1 classroom: 3-4 year olds (15 children, typically 34 months at the beginning of the CSDC school year to turning 4 years by October 1st, with 3 full-time teachers and interns)
Preschool 2 classroom: 4-5 year-olds (16 children, turning 4 years by September 30th to turning 5 years by October 1st, with 2 full-time teachers and interns).
Full-time Kindergarten Program: 20 children, turning 4.6 years by September 30th with 2 full-time teachers and interns.
The first two are full-day programs operating from 7:30am-5:30pm are open to children of full-time students, benefits-eligible staff, and full-time faculty at UNH.
These classrooms operate for the entire school year with a few weekly closures in the winter and summer months.
The Kindergarten is also a full-day program with the same hours but with open community admissions. However, the Kindergarten classroom only operates from late-August to mid-June.
Part-time Nursery Programs
- Nursery 1 classroom: 2-3 year-olds (12 children, turning 2 years by September 30th turning 3 throughout the school year, with 2 full-time staff and 2 interns) meeting Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12noon.
- Nursery 2 classroom: 3-4 year-olds (18 children, turning 3 years by September 30th turning 4 throughout the school year, with 2 full-time teachers and 2-3 student interns) meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-12noon.
- Nursery 3 classroom: 4-5 year-olds (20 children, turning 4 years by September 30th turning 5 throughout the school year, with 2 full-time teachers and 2-3 student interns) meeting Monday through Thursday from 1pm-4pm.
The Nursery Programs are part-day (3 hours) with open admissions for children ranging from two to five years of age from the community. This program runs during the academic year approximately late August - early May & June depending on the classroom.
Please select classroom for curriculum and current classroom happenings and Tuition & Admissions for policies, deadlines and application information.