66 Main Street, Harrisville, NH 03450

Welcome to Harrisville Children's Center

Where love, knowledge, and respect come together for the healthy development of the young child

Nestled in a charming and historic mill town, the Harrisville Children’s Center gives children the unique opportunity to explore the beautiful local countryside and feel welcome in a small, rural town. On daily walks to the waterfall or the pond, they are greeted by neighbors and shopkeepers. Harrisville and its people become a landscape the children know and cherish.

We celebrate throughout the year. We walk through the village to deliver baskets of flowers in May and noisily parade dragons for the lunar New Year. Each childs birthday is an occasion celebrated by a gift of a handmade felted crown and a delicious cake made by classmates. All of these special days mark the passage of time and season and connect the children to a larger world of diverse cultures and traditions.

As knowledgeable early childhood educators, we believe children learn by doing. They join in baking bread, stirring soup, and gathering tomatoes from our lovely organic garden. Ours are happy, sturdy children.


Follow this link to view a slide show by photographer Kate Preftakes of children at play at the Harrisville Children's Center in September, 2014.  http://www.preftakesphoto.com/hcc/


HCC Programs


Harrisville Children's Center offers full and part-time school year and summer programs for children 6 weeks to 6 years old. To learn more about our fun-filled programs, click here.

We Welcome Visits!


To arrange a visit or learn more about enrollment for your child please contact HCC Director, Linda MacGillvary at 603-827-3905 or click here to email us.

2016-2017 Registration Open

We are currently accepting registration forms for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please contact director to set up a visit and to check availability.


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Lobster Dinner Raffle

Congratulations to the winner of our 2016 Lobster Dinner/Clambake Raffle - Ceil Scranton of Spofford, NH!

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Did you know?

The Harrisville Children's Center opened in the fall of 1972.  Harrisville resident and current Director of Teacher Education at Antioch New England Graduate School was a co-founder of the school.



Both my boys entered H.C.C. as beautiful babies and left as happy healthy kids.  I can't think of a better place for them to have grown.”
~ J. Weisberg

Our daughter thrived at HCC! She developed her "love of learning" from supportive, experienced teachers.”
~ Kipka family