A Place for Children and Their Families

Serving New Hampshire since 1978

Who We Are

The Children's Place & Parent Education Center (TCP) in Concord, NH is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1978 to provide both educational and social programs and services to strengthen and enrich the lives of families with children, two months through six years old. TCP is the only independent, fully operating family center in Merrimack County.

Our Mission

The mission of The Children's Place & Parent Education Center is to enhance and strengthen families by offering support services, childcare and group play, parent education and community outreach programs. We are a group of parents, children and proffesionals who come together to articulate to the community respect for and understanding of children and the importance of parenting.

Our Vision

We envision The Children's Place & Parent Education Center to be a place of excellence in childcare, with an inviting and enriching environment that attracts families. TCP will be known in the greater Concord Community as a leader on early childhood issues and parent education. Staffed by highly qualified professionals and dedicated volunteers, TCP will continue to offer unique services and programs that support all families with young children.

Check Out Whats Happening

TCP has many events tailored to your needs. Find one today and stop by.

Learn more about what we have to offer

We have met the needs of the surrounding community since 1978, find out more about what we can do for you.

  • Miss. Christina has been a dedicated teacher at The Children's Place and Parent Education Center since 2012. She is always busy redesigning the classroom for new themes, creating a fun and exciting environment for our TCP children and helping plan and execute fun family events for our TCP community! She strives to bring family and friends together to create a community that people can look to for help, friendship and fun for all.
  • Miss Heather graduated from NHTI in 2009 with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching ever since! Her journey at TCP started in 2013 and she couldn’t imagine teaching anywhere else!
  • Miss Karen joined the TCP family in the fall of 2017. Her prior experience includes teaching kindergarten for the Manchester Public School District and serving as Center Manager for the UNH Child Study & Development Center. She holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership & Supervision as well as credentials as an Early Childhood Educator.
  • Miss Carolyn joined as Center Director at The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center in 2016 and has been on the TCP Board of Directors since 2014. She also currently teaches Early Childhood Education at NHTI. Previously she owned/operated a Preschool & Child Care Center, and as a teacher, taught preschool and kindergarten. Miss Carolyn brings with her a Masters in Elementary Education (K-8) and a Post Masters Certification in Early Childhood Education. She possesses an Early Childhood Master Professional Credential with endorsements in Faculty, Workshop Trainer, Individual Mentor, and Program Consultant.