Building the Next Generation

Help us expand high-quality, affordable childcare in our community. 

We are committed to raising $500,000 with our Capital Campaign to bring our Little Antlers Learning Center to Tenney Mountain Highway. 

Little Antlers Learning Center, formerly Mid-State’s Children’s Learning Center, provides early childhood education and childcare to families in the greater Plymouth area. Our Learning Center is committed to providing an approach to early childhood education that fosters natural curiosity, nurtures independence and selfconfidence, and inspires a lifelong love of learning.

The Need for Expanded Childcare

Many families with young children must make a choice between spending a significant portion of their income on child care or leaving the workforce altogether. In a 2017 study from the National Survey of Children’s Health, an estimated 2 million parents in the U.S. made career sacrifices due to problems with child care.

According to a feasibility study conducted in late 2020, in our own community, there is only licensed childcare for 25% of the region’s infants and toddlers. This leaves the majority of our community’s families struggling without access to adequate childcare. Many of these children then enter kindergarten without a solid foundation of learning, leaving them at a disadvantage. 

To meet the needs of our community, Mid-State Health Center is committed to help this next generation of children prosper and form formative skills essential for success in their adult life. 

What We Have Planned

Little Antlers is expanding its childcare center providing space for 60+ children from infant through preschool-aged. The new learning center expansion will ensure families have a place for their children to learn, grow, and play in a safe and spacious environment. The building itself will serve as a learning model to the children and community with:

  • State of the art energy-efficient building complete with solar panels to reduce environmental impact;
  • High-quality HVAC system to allow for ventilation for increased infection control
  • Indoor and outdoor play spaces to allow for physical activity no matter what the NH weather brings;
  • A garden for the children to grow fresh foods and be taught about nature and healthy eating.

The expansion of the learning center allows Mid-State to uphold our mission by providing significant social and economic benefits to the community through the delivery of high-quality childcare services to an increased number of children and families. The new building will be easily accessible to families, located at 742 Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth.

Our Vision

The expanded childcare center is a community investment, giving us a permanent learning home for our childcare program. It will allow us to increase the number of children that we serve to better meet the childcare needs in the community.

Imagine the working families who will have access to affordable, high-quality, educational child care. Imagine all the children whose learning will be enhanced in a facility specifically designed for the best education and child care. At Little Antlers Learning Center children will feel safe, loved, engaged, and ready to take on the world.  With your help, they can!

 

Help us expand high-quality, affordable childcare in our community. 

Questions About Giving?

Audrey Goudie, Director of Marketing, Communication, and Philanthropy 

agoudie@midstatehealth.org

 

 

 

Enroll Your Child:

Alison Murphy, Children’s Learning Center Director

amurphy@midstatehealth.org

 

 

 

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