Parent and Caregiver Resources

We offer resources, support and flexibility to employees who are caring for children, who are lactating, or who are caring for elders in their lives.

Child care and babysitting resources

Regional and national child care resources

  • ChildCare Aware: Tools and information to help guide you through your childcare search
  • Early Care and Education Association (EVEAUV): New search tool available to help connect parents to child care providers in the Upper Valley
  • Komae: Free babysitting app for your network
  • Safe Sitter: Preparing for remote learning resources for parents and students k-12
  • Stay Play Grow: Free App for parents and caregivers supporting learning and development through play at home
  • Upper Valley Strong: Provides a comprehensive list of child care and family resources to support you and your family

New Hampshire child care resources

  • Child care match: NH Child Care Aware has a child care match program. You can review profiles of individuals who have expressed interest in providing support during this crisis for child care in their home, your home, at a child care or school-age program, or at a 24-hour residential childcare facility.
  • DHMC Bright Horizons: The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Child Care Center has limited availability for regular short-term placement and emergency drop-in child care for children up to age 10, at a daily flat rate. If you need child care and do not have alternative options, please contact the Child Care Center. Space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration through email registration is required.
  • New Hampshire ChildCare Aware: ChildCare Aware of NH is looking for the status of programs being opened, closed, reopening and the number of vacancies available. Additionally, they are asking to be informed of the willingness of early childhood and after-school programs to accommodate essential emergency personnel’s children.
  • NH Learns Alliance: New Hampshire remote support resources for parents and students k to 12
  • New Hampshire emergency child care lines:
  • Families seeking child care referrals: Use this contraction information to find open licensed and license-exempt early childhood and after-school programs in New Hampshire:

Vermont child care resources

  • Help Me Grow: Vermont families of essential workforce personnel can get help from Help Me Grow Vermont by calling 211, ext. 6, or by texting HMGVT to 898211.
  • Vermont Nanny Connection: This is a full-service child care placement agency dedicated to placing quality nannies and sitters in and around Vermont. They place full-time, part-time, and temporary nannies and sitters on a permanent or short-term basis. Their nannies and sitters are all high school graduates with at least 2 years of child care experience.
  • Trained Vermont state referral specialists: Available to help families explore the school-age child care options in their community and apply for child care financial assistance

Additional child care resources in the region are available on the Dartmouth Health Children's website.

Lactation resources

We offer resources, support and flexibility to our employees who are lactating so they can express breast milk during the workday when separated from their newborn child. For questions about using break time or finding a suitable lactation room, call the Lifestyle Improvement Program at 603-650-5950 or email

Elder care resources

The Aging Resource Center provides older adults, families, and community members with information, education, and support to help them live healthier and more informed lives. The Aging Resource Center provides a broad range of programs and services, including:

  • A comfortable and restful space in which to read, browse the internet, and view an exhibit of art by local senior artists
  • Advanced Care planning and advance directive assistance
  • Lending library of books, DVD, and many free materials
  • Spiritual support
  • Workshops, classes, events, and support groups for adults, families, and their caregivers

Learn more about the Aging Resource Center.