Our Programs

“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains

as high as possible. No one can do more.”
                                                                                                                                                                    Loris Malaguzzi


Our Programs

Stay & Play Early Learning Center is a NH State licensed full and part-time program for children ages 18 months to 6 years of age. Stay and Play Learning Center has been recognized through the Licensed Plus program as exceeding licensing standards.

Our staff receives continuous training in Early Childhood Education, First Aid, and CPR. We also are members of NAEYC. We offer the convenience of full time early education and child care, and part time preschool.  Few parents have access to a community network that offers quality childcare; Stay & Play offers these resources for the entire family.  Learn more about our programs by clicking on one of the sections below. 


Our Mission

It is the mission of Stay & Play Early Learning Center to provide an interactive, safe, and stimulating environment and high level of quality care to children of all backgrounds regardless of socioeconomic status and/or ability.

It is the philosophy of Stay & Play Early Learning Center that early childhood should be filled with love, fun, and discovery. Children should have opportunities to engage in experiences that are interesting and hands on, enhancing growth and development.


Our Vision

To promote and respect the opinions, perspectives, diversity, and individualism of the children, families, and staff.

To offer a supportive environment for the growth of children, families, and staff that allows for open communication and collaboration on hopes and dreams for the children and program.

To encourage relationships that are meaningful throughout the families, program, and community.

Our goal is to continually build upon our program that enriches the lives of children, families, and staff by offering opportunities for exploration, adventure, discovery, and imagination filled with care, warmth, and love.

Registration Forms

Our Parent Handbook below will provide you everything you need to know about your child’s new learning environment. Also below are the necessary forms to start the process of enrolling your child into Stay and Play Early Learning Center.

After you have downloaded the forms and filled them out, you can either mail them in, drop them off or email them to l.sheehan@stay-play.com.

What Parents Are Saying

Dear Laura,

Thank you for all you do for Lola (and Vivian & Etta, too). She adores you and so do we! We know how many endless hours you work to prepare, reflect, teach, listen, love, breathe, and repeat!

~Tara, Chris, Vivie, Lola,
   and Etta


Thank you for doing such a good job with Seamas this year, you should be very proud of your program and how much he has learned. I can take him anywhere and he is always polite. I will recommend you to all the Meme’s I meet.


Dear Laura,

We couldn’t have made a better decision sending Liam to your wonderful school this year. Thanks for all you do. I will sing your praises to anyone with a preschool aged child…best of luck to you as your school grows & grows!

~Laura & Adam

Dear Laura,

There really aren’t words to adequately express how grateful we are for the 7 1/2 years of awesome care you’ve provided for our children. It feels impossible that we’ve already arrived at the end of our Stay & Play days…it feels like yesterday we were picking up Henry at the Atkinson St. S&P on our way home from the hospital with baby Amelia. Thank you for the care, concern, dedication, creativity, flexibility, and guidance you’ve given as our kids have changed from toddlers, to preschoolers, to little kids. We wish you every future success and look forward to lots of visits in the year ahead. Please know you can always count on us for wonderful recommendations as you continue to develop Stay & Play into the school of your dreams.
With love and gratitude,

Leah & Jared