Play-Based Outdoor learning

Empowering children to develop and become their unique self.

Now accepting applications for 2022 -2023
see application page

Bulletin Board

Show Bulletins
Hide Bulletins
No items found.


Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School (HCNS) has been serving families of NH and VT for over 50 years at various locations in Hanover, NH. ​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. We offer preschool programming for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Preschool teacher and chidren holding hands walking in field

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.

Contact Us Today

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.

Go to the Preschool Page for more information.

Preschool children playing in mud with toy trucks

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 Page for more information.

Preschool children playing in water with toy boats


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 children kicking soccer balss


Amazon Smile Donations

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

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.