Plaistow Community YMCA Childcare


We are excited to be the only Licensed Plus childcare program in Plaistow. Licensed Plus is a quality rating system by the NH Dept of Health and Human Services that recognizes childcare programs for efforts to improve the quality of care for young children. It also allows families to identify programs with higher quality.

Infant, Toddler, Preschool Tuition  Before & After School Tuition   Parent Handbook

INFANT PROGRAMS (6 Weeks to 15 Months)
Enjoy a wholesome environment where your child will begin to discover the world around them. With low child-to-staff ratios, the staff creates individualized schedules to meet each child’s needs, and parents receive daily communication from teachers, ensuring everyone stays on the same page when it comes to their care.
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Alicia Palombo, Early Education Director, 603-257-1542 or

TODDLER PROGRAMS (15 Months to 2.9 Years) 
With guidance throughout the day as they navigate social situations, children investigate cause and effect relationships and build on essential early language and motor skills. Daily routines give children the opportunity to develop a sense of security, confidence, and willingness to engage in the environment and with their peers.
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Alicia Palombo, Early Education Director, 603-257-1542 or

PRESCHOOL & PRE-K ( 3 & 4 Years) 
Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs provide a safe, nurturing environment in which children can learn to communicate, cooperate and care about each other. Our low staff-to-child ratios give your preschooler one-on-one interaction with teachers. When your child takes part in our Preschool or Kindergarten Readiness program, they will have a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our robust curriculum in our Pre-K program prepares children to become independent learners and develop self-confidence for sharing in a classroom setting.
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Contact: Alicia Palombo, Early Education Director, 603-257-1542 or

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL (Elementary to Middle School) 

Pollard School
120 Main St, Plaistow, NH 03865

The Plaistow Community YMCA offers before and after school childcare programming for Grades K-5 at the Pollard School for the 2017-2018 school year. This licensed program includes language arts, math activities, science experiments, technology concepts, creative arts and crafts, literacy promotion, group games, homework help, enrichment activities as well as an after school snack.  Each child registered for the school-age program also receives a Free YMCA Youth Membership.
Contact: Amy Hanagan 603-257-1541

"My 5th-grade daughter has been attending the Plaistow YMCA before/after school program at The Pollard School since kindergarten. What a positive experience! She has benefited from engaging activities, positive reinforcement, outside playtime & many other activities with wonderful YMCA educators. I’ve always been well informed of changes & communication with the Y staff is wonderful. The addition of care during early release days & snow days really helps this working Mom!  My daughter also attends Camp Tricklin Falls & hopes to become a positive role model like so many of the Camp’s counselors.  Thank you for almost 6 years of caring for my child!! I’m forever grateful."