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91 Pennacook St, Manchester, NH 03104, 603-623-0678

1249 Hooksett Rd, Hooksett, NH 03106, 603-206-5420

Colorful Apples Learning Center, LLC

Colorful Apples Learning Center LLC.
Learn and Play with Us

Colorful Apples Learning Center, LLC

Colorful Apples Learning Center LLC.
Learn and Play with Us


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History and Philosophy

Philosophy

Colorful Apples Learning Center, LLC. has a philosophy that each child is unique and learns through a variety of hands on experiences. We strongly believe in creativity, imagination, and activities that allow growth and expression of each young child's individuality. We encourage children to be creative, personable and to work well with others and individually. We ask that parents play an active role in assisting children in self-help skills such as dressing, feeding, hygiene and daily activities to aid in each child's independence. Our staff act as role models and nurture your child by contributing their own personalities and experiences to the centers as a whole. 


History of the Owners

This is a family owned business that was originally formed in 2009 by sisters Dawn and Nikki. We are proud to say that our younger sister, Desi joined our family business a few years after opening our second center offering our families a second location to choose from. We are family and we understand the importance of supporting families as children grow. We take pride in providing quality childcare to all of our families as if you are really a part of our extended family. 

Programs Offered

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Infant Program

Approximately between the ages of 6 weeks to 18 months

Our infant program offers:

·  Caring, nurturing primary care givers

·  Creative arts and crafts

·  Language Development

·  Diapering and Individual feedings

·  Tummy time

·  Fine and Large Motor Development 

·  Books and puzzles

·  Music, dance and movement

·  Outside exercise and play

·  Enhancement of social skills

·  Developmentally appropriate sensory experiences and much more…..

Toddler Program

Approximately between the ages of 19 to 36 months. 

Our toddler program offers:

·  Caring, nurturing primary care givers

·  Creative arts and crafts

·  Language Development

·  Child initiated toilet training

·  Books and puzzles

·  Games and Dramatic play

·  Music, dance and movement

·  Large motor activities

·  Outside exercise and play

·  Cognitive Development

·  Enhancement of social skills

·  Developmentally appropriate sensory experiences and much more…..

Preschool Program

Children in this program have reached the approximate age of 37 months or older. The Preschool program offers:

·  Caring, certified teachers

·  Monthly field trips

·  An age appropriate curriculum, utilizing themes

·  Outside exercise and play

·  Comfortable child-size furniture and equipment

·  Dramatic play

·  Social and emotional development

·  Music, dance and movement

·  Cooking, math and science

·  A variety of language based activities, including books and reading

·  Developmentally appropriate sensory experiences

·  Designated areas for various learning centers and activities and more…..

Pre-K Program

Children enter this program the school year before they begin Kindergarten. 

·  Caring certified teachers

·  Similar activities as preschool, however, individual skills are strengthened 

·  Various Monthly field trips

·  Journal time

·  Advanced activities in the skill areas of language, math and science

·  Peer mediation and problem solving

·  Music, dance and movement

·  Dramatic play

·  Outside exercise and play

·  Cooking

·  Increased opportunities for individual, independent learning

·  Social/ emotional development

·  Reading buddies with Kindergarten

Kindergarten Program

Children enter this program if their 5th birthday is on or before October 1st. This program offers:

·  Caring, certified teachers

·  Blended whole language and phonics based curriculum

·  Learning centers

·  Journal time to develop language skills,

·  Outdoor exercise and play

·  Child-oriented environment

·  On-going and hands on activities

·  Cooking, math and science

·  Various Monthly field trips

·  Peer mediation and problem solving

·  Reading buddies

·  Visits from community members

·  Cooperative learning projects and more…..

Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum highlights the important balance between applying a general knowledge of child development with the particular knowledge a teacher gains by forming a relationship with each child and family. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is based on five fundamental principles. They guide practice and help us understand the reasons for intentionally setting up and operating preschool programs in particular ways. These are the Principles: 

  1. Positive interactions and relationships with adults provide a critical foundation for successful learning. 
  2. Social-Emotional competence is a significant factor in school success.
  3. Constructive, purposeful play supports essential learning. 
  4. The physical environment affects the type and quality of learning interactions. 
  5. Teacher-family partnerships promote development and learning. 

About Us

Dedicated Educators

All of our educators are certified in Early Childhood Education. We understand the importance of getting a jump start on education at an early age.
All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified, have at least 12 ECE credits if not an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, many years of experience in the child care field, completed fingerprinting and criminal background checks and have a love for children and love to teach. All center directors, lead teachers, and family child care providers shall complete 18 hours of training annually. Assistant teachers, associate teachers, group leaders, assistant group leaders, family child care workers, and family child care assistants who work fewer than 25 hours per week shall obtain 12 hours of professional development, or 18 hours if working 25 hours or more. 


Trainings for Teachers include but are not limited to: 

  • Child development 
  • Health and safety, or life safety
  • Caring for children with exceponalies Nutrion
  • Any child care related courses sponsored or funded by the Department
  • Indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Behavior guidance
  • Leadership, child care administraon, or mentoring
  • Financial management
  • Working with families
  • Legal issues in child care
  • Child abuse and neglect

We are Licensed Centers with the State of NH, partners with The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) serving nutritious foods that contribute to healthy growth, wellness, and development of young children, and a proud business in Good Standing since opening our doors in 2008! We also partner with outside resources such as Easter Seals, PTAN, Occupational therapists, Speech Therapists, ENT's, Psychologists/ Psychiatrists, Social Workers, WIC, DCYF, The Moore Center, Child Find, Child Aware, and all school districts. 

We want to welcome you and your family into ours! 

We have two convenient locations that we own: 1249 Hooksett Rd. Hooksett, NH 03106 and 91 Pennacook St. Manchester NH 03104. 

Program Offerings

We provide a well balanced program of activities that promote physical, cognitive and emotional development of your child. We offer a safe, rich, growth-enhancing center in which we promote a fun loving learning environment. We serve children ages 6 weeks old- 12 years of age. We offer full and part time enrollment for our families. We include a healthy and enriching breakfast, lunch, PM snack, milk and juice daily in our weekly tuition rates.

At Colorful Apples we take pride in sanitizing our toys, keeping our centers clean, promoting good wellness and health through exercise, and practicing good nutrition and healthy choices.

Our Mission

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At Colorful Apples Learning Center would like to be considered an extension of your family. We strive on making a connection for children between home and school. The role of quality child care has expanded to include parent participation and to provide opportunities for quality involvement with children. Your needs and your child's needs are our top priority. We welcome you, your child and entire family to our facility. We look forward to providing your family with a safe, loving and nurturing environment in which your child can develop socially, cognitively, physically and emotionally.  We have an open door policy. Please feel free to stop by our center and visit your child anytime.