Why choose Sunrise Children’s Center?

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We believe all children grow at their own pace and learn best by doing. We provide a developmentally appropriate program that fosters cognitive social-emotional, and physical growth at each stage of development. These beliefs differentiate Sunrise Children’s Center from other Amherst, New Hampshire childcare centers.

Our core curriculum revolves around The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood Education, focused on the classroom environment to support learning and creativity in children. Teachers use theme-based units to enhance language development, preschool concepts, and social skills.


Sunrise is open year-round with full and part-time programs, full-day preschool, Pre-K, and unique summer and vacation week programs for all school-age children. Parents tell us our Amherst location is a blessing, close to home – and the grocery store. We understand – and celebrate – that every family is different, so we make sure to be easy to work with and able to accommodate just about any request.

Individualized experiences

Our early childhood education professionals become so familiar with the unique social and developmental needs of each child that care plans and meal schedules become second nature. Infants thrive in a stimulating environment with large, bright rooms, their own cribs, and attentive caregivers who love coming to work every day.

Our campus has several playground spaces designed for different age groups so children may hone their motor skills on climbing structures, swings, slides and balance beams. Inside, daily experiences such as visits from local librarians, Zumba classes, music, art, and imaginative play supplement the many materials we provide to encourage children to learn by doing.

Creative curriculum

Sunrise is an early childhood educational center. We are licensed by the NH Bureau of Childcare Licensing and are a Licensed Plus center. As part of RSEC, Sunrise and its sister programs work together to ensure that students of all ages and abilities have the best environment in which to learn and grow.

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