Little Frogs and Polliwogs is a Licensed Plus Early Learning Center located in Manchester, NH. We offer full-time and part-time programs for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Check out our programs page for more detailed information on each classroom.
History: Little Frogs & Polliwogs has been operating since 1979. Geraldine Silck is the current owner and purchased the center in 2004.
We are very proud of our center and the caregivers who work here. Our policy has always been and will remain an “open-door” policy. We have an honest and comfortable relationship with the families who are enrolled. We look forward to adding your family to ours.
About Us: At Little Frogs and Polliwogs, we pride ourselves on the professionalism of our staff. Many of our Lead Teachers are degreed teachers, who, along with other staff members, continue their education by taking college courses and attending workshops. Each staff member is required to take at least eighteen hours of workshops per year. We strive to ensure that 100% of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified and that many staff members take a water safety course.
Nadine Roy (pictured left) is our center Director. She has been an employee of LF&P since 2004. She has worked in the child care field for 15 years, with 8 as a kindergarten teacher and holds a Bachelor of Science applied studies in Human Services & Early Childhood Development, Administration and Leadership.
Our mission is to have a positive and lasting effect on every child who enters our center. We strive to help children tap into their potential, create happy memories, and develop a positive self image that will guide their future for many years to come.
We believe that children learn best through play. Our teachers will provide opportunities for children to explore, discover, create, and imagine. We believe in cultural diversity. We will celebrate the benefit of diversity within each individual child and enable them to understand and acknowledge the differences. Each child is unique with different interests, backgrounds, and developmental stages.
We believe the environment plays a major role in the success of an early childhood program. It should enhance the children’s interests in all the developmental domains. We believe learning in an early childhood environment is done most successfully through child-initiated play centers that can be visited, explored, and revisited again and again. Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for while they are enjoying play.
The goal of our program is to make this ongoing learning experience safe, positive, and fun, nurturing the whole child as we strive to guide them into the next stage of development with confidence in themselves and an excitement for continued learning.