This packet contains our policies and information that will be helpful to you.  KCC is a group childcare center licensed by the State of New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Bureau.   The center provides year round, full and half day early childhood education where children come first.  The Kingston Children’s Center does not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. 


The KCC began as a non-profit childcare facility in 1972. Starting off in the basement of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ at 12 Church Street, Kingston, N.H., the Children’s Center has grown over the years to serve nearly 200 children annually from throughout Rockingham County and beyond. In 1989, the Children’s Center purchased the building at 12 Church Street from the church and began some major and long awaited renovation projects due in large part to a grant from the NYNEX Company and IBEW/CWA funds. As a non-profit organization, the KCC is overseen by a Volunteer Board of Directors whose function is to set policies, oversee the financial management of the Center and uphold the By-laws of the Corporation. Parents are encouraged to join the Board. The KCC is also an agency of the Greater Seacoast United Way.

Our Philosophy


The Kingston Children’s Center strives to meet the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of all children in our care. We believe that each child has his/her own learning style and it is our job to meet these various needs based on what is age-appropriate as well as developmentally appropriate for each child. As a central component of its commitment to all children and families, the center strives to include ALL community children, including those with special needs, and participants in the State of New Hampshire Scholarship Program that provides tuition support for qualifying families.

The Center offers a variety of activities for children 6 weeks to 13 years. Our programs include infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and school-age care. Our professional staff creates an environment where children can learn through exploration and interact with appropriate materials, adults and other children. Children are encouraged to choose from a variety of developmentally appropriate activities and materials within each classroom. The Center also offers extended day childcare in addition to the preschool and kindergarten programs.