Play-Based Outdoor learning

Emprowering children to develop and become their unique self.

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2021-2022 Class Offering

Due to the continued uncertainty related to Covid-19 we are re-configuring some of our operations for the upcoming year. Please keep in mind that some information found on our website is subject to change as we continue to adapt to the ongoing crisis. To receive the latest information, please sign up to our email list using the following form, HCNS 2021-2022 Email List Signup. We will provide information via the email list and update our website as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.


Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School is located in Hanover, NH and has been serving families of NH and VT for over 50 years. We offer preschool programming for children 32 months to 5 years of age.

​Our vision is that children who attend our school emerge from a deeply enriching experience eager to learn, embracing of others, and empowered to share their gifts with the world.

The Foundation of Learning at HCNS


Our programs reflect the belief that young children learn best through play and exploration.


At HCNS, all children are encouraged to develop their unique selves and their capacity to connect with others.


Every class at HCNS spends a generous amount of time outdoors hiking and exploring nature.

Registration is Open Year Round

While initial registration opens in January for the upcoming school year, you can still register your child for preschool during the current year if space is available. Contact us to inquire about current openings.

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Preschool Classes

Morning and Afternoon Classes are available. Check the bulletin board for recent updates due to Covid-19 and more.

Class schedules are posted on the preschool programs page.

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Summer Camp

Weekly themed summer camps are held every year for children ages 3 - pre-k during June and July.

Go to the Summer Camp for more information


Spring and Fall soccer for little kickers ages 3 - 5. Five week session beginning in April and September.

Check out the Soccer Page for more information.

Preschool Classes

3 Day Morning

Mon, Wed, Thur
8:45 am - 11:45 am
Age 3 - 5

3 Day Full Day

Mon, Wed, Thur
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Ages 3 - 5

3 Day Afternoon

Mon, Wed, Thur
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Age 3 - 5

2 Day Enrichment

Tue & Fri
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Ages 4 - 6


Amazon Smile Donations

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Activate HCNS as your chosen charity and they will donate 0.5% of all your purchases to help support our kids. It's the same amazon, same prices and no cost to you. Just search for "Hampshire Nursery School in Hanover"


Tax Free Donations

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As a non-profit cooperative, donations and fundraising are essential to cover the cost of operations and keep our tuition affordable for our community. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.