Welcome

Little Blessings is the first Licensed Plus center in New Hampshire. This translates to a higher quality of care for the children; stronger relationships with families; and an employee-friendly environment for the staff.

Most of our teachers hold early childhood teaching credentials issued by the NH State Child Development Bureau. Our teachers love working with children and serve as important role models. They often develop lasting friendships with families that continue long after the children leave Little Blessings.

Our mission is to provide quality early education programs and extended care, with attention to the whole family, in a nurturing environment. The underpinning to our mission is the philosophy that children learn at their own pace, discovering through their environment and through their senses.

About Us

Little Blessings Child Care Center strives to provide quality early education programs and extended care, with attention to the whole family, in a nurturing environment. Developmentally appropriate activities are prepared and monitored by a staff of professional care givers who exemplify a strong moral and ethical nature. The underpinning to our mission is the philosophy that children learn at their own pace, discovering through their environment and through their senses. Our staff ensures a safe, fun, and loving environment for children. They recognize the importance of a child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

The first Licensed Plus center in the state, Little Blessings serves 71 children, ranging in age from six weeks to five years old. We have five separate classes, managed by a staff of twenty full time and four part time employees. In addition to teachers and caregivers, there are two administrators, a bookkeeper, and a cook. At our inception in 1992,
Little Blessings served 24 children with a staff of seven full time and three part time teachers, one administrator, and one part time cook. We have grown in both numbers and quality during the past decade. We serve the greater seacoast area, with families currently residing in Barrington, Dover, Greenland, Hampton, Newington, Newmarket, North Hampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Rochester, Rye, Salem, and Stratham, New Hampshire; as well as Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, North Berwick, and South Berwick, Maine.

Our organization is owned by and housed in Christ Episcopal Church. We are monitored by an Advisory Board, which includes a Chairperson, two staff representatives, two parent representatives, two parishioners, and two community members.

Childcare services are in great demand in the greater seacoast area. Supply does not meet demand in this field. Little Blessings, with an extensive waiting list, still continues to improve and enhance its program.

Little Blessings has provided quality care to hundreds of children over the past decade. We have established a tradition of excellence that includes the Preschool class designing the logo used for Market Square Day. We are licensed by the State of New Hampshire. We are an approved Apprenticeship site for the state of New Hampshire. Little Blessings is a member of the Alliance for Better Childcare and of the National Association of Episcopal Schools.

Area pediatricians recommend Little Blessings to patients. Area kindergarten teachers have stated that Little Blessings students are well prepared for kindergarten. Area colleges send Early Childhood Education majors to Little Blessings for internships. Area high schools send students for on-site training in Early Childhood Education. Area middle schools send student volunteers to enrich their educational experience.

"This Institution is an equal opportunity provider."