Haverhill Daycare Center

child care

Philosophy of Haverhill Daycare

Haverhill Daycare has the philosophy that Early Childhood should be a time of exploration and discovery.  The staff is committed to providing a safe avenue for the child to expand horizons. Following the Massachusetts Preschool Guidelines, activities and experiences are offered that build self-esteem, stimulate language development, foster and enrich creativity, enhance small and large muscle development, skills in the areas of social studies, math, science and engineering and socialization skills.  We provide a balanced time for quiet and active play.  The staff encourages each child to participate in all activities while providing for his/her individual needs.  The center strives to teach basic human values such as respect for themselves and others, trust, honesty, compassion and a sense of responsibility for themselves, their environment and the world around them.

Haverhill Daycare strives to support and nurture parents in their child rearing efforts and recognizes the diverse cultures and customs of our families.




 Haverhill Daycare Facts

*Non-Profit Organization

*Located at 367 South Main Street   Bradford, Mass 

*Serving families since 1895

*Cares for children from 2.9 - 12 years of age

*Preschool, School-Age, Summer Camp

*Full or 1/2 day sessions, 2,3,4 or 5 days per week

*Child & Classroom portfolios

*Low educator-child ratio (6-7 to 1)

*Staff has great longevity (up to 45 years!)

*Staff hold degrees in Early Childhood Education or related fields

*Chef on site prepares nutritious Breakfasts, Lunches & Snacks (cost included in tuition)

*Open school vacation weeks & summers  

 *Teacher created curriculum following Massachusetts Curriculum Guidelines / Core Curriculum

 *Warm, home-like environment in historical house

***Provides a Caring and Nurturing environment


Call today for a tour and see what HDC has to offer!

Due to Covid-19 tours are being given after school hours

Call to inquire 

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

New students: Please bring with you

Insurance card

photo of child

physical form with lead test

$150 non refundable security deposit to hold your slot (applied to last week here)

$40 registration fee (covers brightwheel fee for the year) 

Existing students only need $40 re-registration fee 

Call today: (978) 372-3901 


Testimonial Quotes

"HDC is a home away from home"

"The staff is genuinely caring and really helped my daughter adjust to a preschool setting and helped ease my own stress.

"Our experience at Haverhill Daycare was nothing but superb.   My two daughters were there for two years and they loved it.  The teachers are wonderful so are the ladies in the office.  Everyone there is so understanding and the teachers communicate very well with you.  Small classroom sizes and extended hours are a bonus.  Now it's off to first grade for us in the fall!  Thank you so much for everything Haverhill Daycare!"

"My daughter has been attending HDC since she was 4 years old.  She is now almost 7!  I have always had a great experience with this center and have never had any complaints towards the staff.  My daughter enjoys going and has learned so much.  She attended the kindergarten class which prepared her in a tremendous way for 1st grade making her the top reader in her class!  HDC has been around for many years that not only is my daughter still attending but I had my first daughter attend and she's now almost 20 years old!"

"My daughter has been attending HDC for four years now and the experience of the staff and the overall care they have given her has been remarkable.  I have always felt that when I drop her off its like leaving her with family and that is very comforting to know that she is in good hands.  She has always enjoyed and looks forward to going to HDC, as a matter of fact, I can never get her to leave."

"I truly cherish the nurturing care provided by all the Haverhill Daycare Teachers.  My son feels happy and safe while exploring the playground after school each afternoon.  As a working mother having the Haverhill Daycare as a part of my sons afternoon routine bring peace of mind knowing that he is in such caring hands."

"I just wanted to tell you how happy we/he has been these past couple of days! I'm so glad we found you. :) 

"We definitely plan on enrolling the new one as soon as she turns the right age! No rush but we love HDC!" 

"This is one of the best centers I have seen in my 26 years in the business.  The activities are terrific and the children were all so engaged.  The teachers were all smiling and appeared to truly love their jobs"