Early Learning & Childcare Programs

Granite Start Early Learning Center is licensed to serve children ages 2 months to 12 years old with a capacity of 100 children. With all of our classrooms open we have ten age groups, each with different child-teacher ratios, and set of developmental goals. We will use the age guidelines required by the NH Bureau of Child Care Licensing. The classrooms will be as follows:

Infant I – The teacher/child ratio is 1:4 and the flexible environment is designed for non-mobile infants and infants just developing the mobile skills. The ages are between 2 months and 8 months old.
Transitional Ones– This classroom is designed for infants who are crawling and beginning to walk. The teacher/child ratio is 1:4 with ages ranging 9 months up to 15 months.
One Year Olds – This classroom is designed to foster continued exploration for infants and toddlers between 16 months and 2 years old. The teacher/child ratio is 1:4.
Toddlers – The teacher/child ratio is 1:6. This classroom is designed to develop independence and self-regulation for toddlers between 2 and 2 1/2 years old.
Transitional Twos – The teacher to child ratio is 1:6, with ages ranging from 2 1/2 to 3 years. This classroom is developed to encourage to transition between the toddlers and preschool.
Preschool – The classroom is designed to promote self-control for preschoolers between 3 and 4 years old and the teacher/child ratio is 1:6
Pre-Kindergarten – The teacher/child ratio is 1:10 and the program is designed to prepare 4 year olds for kindergarten.
Kindergarten – Granite Start offers a full day Kindergarten program. The teacher/child ratio is 1:12.
Before/After School– We provide transportation to/from area public schools, homework assistance and snacks. Temporarily not provided!
Snow/Vacation Days – care provided. Temporarily not provided!
Summer Program – We have lots of fun and exciting events planned for our summer program. Check out our Events page for details.

The kindergarten class runs from 9am to 3pm and incorporates gym, music, and art into the day as well as computer time. Going from a half day Pre-K program to an expanded Kindergarten program benefits children by better preparing them for the longer 1st grade program.

Our kindergarten enrollment will be between 5-12 children with 1 degreed teacher and will include instruction in reading and math readiness as well as science and social studies.

There are two different types of tuition options available:

  1. Kindergarten
  2. Kindergarten plus before and after school.

Please contact Granite Start with any questions about the program and to hold a spot for Kindergarten.