Childcare &
Family Resources

Childcare Assistance in VT and NH

New! The Early Care and Education Association (EVEAUV) has a new tool available to help connect parents to childcare providers. Search for available childcare slots here. 

Visit the Child Care Aware of New Hampshire Emergency Child Care Lines or go to our Individuals Available to Provide Child Care during COVID-19 Emergency page. The Bureau of Family Assistance, the Bureau of Employment Supports and the Bureau of Child Support Services will answer questions and conduct interviews by phone: 1-844-275-3447

Summer Camp Information for Parents

Upper Valley Summer Program COVID-19 Updates: This is a list of many summer camps in the Upper Valley area, and whether or not they are cancelled or taking registrations. We are regularly maintaining this list, but please note that this is not a comprehensive list. If any information is incorrect, please contact Mckenna.Brinkman@uvm.edu.

Parent Questions About Summer Camps Amid Covid-19 Restrictions and the Answers They Should Listen For: UNH Extension has created a tip sheet for parents on factors to consider. In particular, they have a list of questions you might want to ask—and answers you might want to listen for—on everything from guidelines they’re using for pre-camp planning to specifics on how they’ll minimize the risk of transmission to how they intend to change daily routines (like, you want to hear there’ll be head-to-toe bunks) to how they’ll handle illnesses at camp. 

COVID-19 Playground Safety Resources

Financial Assistance for Families

If you need financial assistance for your child care costs you can find information and the information on how to apply here: https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/apply-benefits or call your local NH DHHS Division of Family Assistance (DFA) District Office

Claremont
17 Water Street, Ste. 301
Claremont; 03743-2280
Phone: (603) 542-9544 or 1-800-982-1001

If you need financial assistance for your child care costs you can find information and the information on how to apply here: https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/ccfap or call your local Child Care Financial Assistance Center:

 

The Family Place
319 US Route 5 South
Norwich, VT  05055
Phone: (802) 649-3268 or 1-800-639-0039

Baby Supplies

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Women’s Health Resource Center

  • Services: Breast Pump program, Diaper Bank, Menstrual  Product Bank, Willing Hands Food Shelf, Lending Library, Accessing Resources for Formula
  • Location: 9 Hanover Street Lebanon, NH (off the Green in Lebanon)
  • Email: whrc@hitchcock.org
  • Phone: 603-650-2600 (please call before driving in)
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Good Beginnings (~40 mile radius of West Lebanon office for both VT and NH residents with a young baby)

  • Open by appointment only for formula, diapers, wipes, or other infant items.
  • Please call or email if you need information on additional community connections or would like to be connected virtually to a volunteer.
  • Phone: 603-298-9524
  • Email: info@gbuv.org
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Baby Steps Family Assistance

  • Services: diapers, toiletries, formula, clothing. 
  • Location: 169 Main Street, Claremont, NH 
  • Phone: 603-372-6134 (call before driving in)
  • Will do some delivery but call ahead first to ask about delivery options.

Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

New Hampshire: 

  • Statewide domestic violence hotline: 800-277-5570
  • DCYF child abuse hotline and website: 800-894-5533. Website:  knowandtell.org 
  • WISE: 866-348-9473  Hotline: 603-448-5525. Website: www.wiseuv.org  

Vermont:

  • DCF Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 1-800-649-5285 (24/7). Website: dcf.vermont.gov
  • Safeline: 1-800-639-7233 (24/7). Orange County and northern Windsor towns of Sharon, Royalton, Bethel, Stockbridge and Rochester. Website: www.safelinevt.org
  • VT Network

Parent Education

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The Family Place  802-649-3268

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Good Beginnings (~40 mile radius of West Lebanon office for both VT and NH residents with a young baby)

  • In-home Volunteer Visitor Program still checking in with matched families through phone calls, texts, emails, video calls, etc.
  • Referrals still accepted — please email family’s email address and phone number to info@gbuv.org or call 603-298-9524
  • Baby supplies also available.
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Waypoint NH (formerly Child and Family Services)

  • Phone: 603-298-8237
  • Warmline: 1-800-640-6486
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TLC Family Resource Center (lower Grafton and Upper Sullivan counties)

  • Phone: 603-372-7758
  • Continuing to take new clients and referrals. 
  • Virtual home visiting services.
  • Supports for pregnant women and families with children of any age.
  • At home learning activities- free service to families. 
  • Peer recovery support for groups and individuals: 603-287-7127
  • Weekly online meeting with LGBTQIA youth, their families and allies. 
  • Registered nurse on staff. 
  • Online parenting education- Circle of Security

COVID-19 Parenting Resources

Is this the right place for my child?

Parents, as you navigate meeting your child care needs, here is a guide to help you discover if a placement or person is the best place/person for your child.

What Our Children Really Need During COVID-19

Children are experiencing this pandemic in many ways that affect their every day life. This flyer includes a short list of reminders that all children and adults can benefit from.

COVID-19 Survival Guide for Families

Download this collection of resources supporting children and families across New Hampshire, compiled by a diverse panel of experts. 

The Quarantine Family Tool Kit

This incredible resource has tips for addressing the topic of the pandemic, creating a predictable schedule for your homebound children, and resources for daily activities. 

For Child Care Providers

The Early Care and Education Association welcomes all center directors and licensed or registered (depending on state) home care providers to contact Amy Brooks, Executive Director, via https://eceauv.org/contact/. Up to date state and federal information is available, with help from Let’s Grow Kids (VT) and Early Care and Learning NH and Child Care Aware, NH. Other sources are also being gathered. Support meetings are being held by phone weekly. Needs for supplies and other resources are being heard and addressed through a number of sources.