Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Child Care Center

Child care worker with children

The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Child Care Center is a warm, supportive environment for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Our services are available to benefits-eligible employees of DHMC.

The Child Care Center offers a wide range of activities that provide social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. Children play in small groups with a low staff-to-child ratio.

We are 100 percent peanut- and nut-free, including products that may have been processed with nuts. We provide drinks and snacks; you provide your child's lunch.

For questions regarding tuition, please contact the Child Care Center at dhmc@brighthorizons.com.

To learn more about our Bright Horizons® center and their programs, please refer to our Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Child Care Center web page on the Bright Horizons website.

Registration information

Early registration is strongly recommended due to limited enrollment at DHMC.

For enrollment and waitlist inquiries, call 1-877-624-4532. To register for our waitlist, go to the Bright Horizons Family Information Center web page.

Center information

DHMC Child Care Center
96 Hitchcock Loop Road
Lebanon, NH 03756
Monday through Friday: 6:30 am to 6:00 pm


  • Jamie Bradford, Director
  • Karen Brimley, Regional Manager

Licensed and accredited

Child painting

The DHMC Child Care Center is a licensed, accredited child care program for benefit-eligible employees of DHMC. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with headquarters in Washington, D.C. The center is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Child Care Licensing (BCCL) for 94 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.

Mission statement

Bright Horizons is trusted by families around the world to provide care and education for their children. In more than 1,000 child care centers in the United States and beyond, we offer the highest-quality care and learning that delivers both the solution working parents need, and the classroom experiences children deserve to get ready for school and become enthusiastic learners for life.

Program philosophy

Children playing with building blocks

At Bright Horizons, our goal is to help children do more than learn — we want to cultivate the joy of learning. Our research-based World at Their Fingertips® curriculum meets children where they are developmentally; an emergent approach that enables teachers to take each child's interests and develop activities and projects that spark curiosity, create excitement, and build on individual talents and skills.