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The Dartmouth College Child Care Center is located on Reservoir Rd., in Hanover, opposite the Ray Elementary School.

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The Center can accommodate 86 children, ages 8 weeks to 6 years, at any one time.  Children are eligible for admission if a parent/guardian is employed by D.C. and eligible for employee benefits. Children who are age-eligible are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis within enrollment pattern possibilities. Children attend for two or more full days a week. When you apply, your child's name will be entered on a waiting list and you will receive confirmation.

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Hours of Operation

During this pandemic, we are currently open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

During non-pandemic times, hours of operation are 7:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday, year-round.  D4C closes on days College offices are closed for holidays or Winter Break. Closure dates are published on our home page.  D4C is closed for one day in the Spring and two days at the end of August for in-service training.  




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The purpose of the Center is to meet the daytime child care needs of College families by providing a warm, stimulating, safe and reliable environment for the care of young children.



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