About Us

Holy Cross Early Childhood Center (HCECC) has served children in the Manchester area for more than 60 years – first as a nursery and kindergarten program. Today it is a year-round Early Childhood Center. We are open from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm and offer many program options, half-day or full day preschool, kindergarten and summer enrichment. 

At HCECC we serve the whole family. Our mission includes supporting families. Balancing work and family life is a challenge.  Parents can count on us to be here during school vacation weeks and also during the summer.


Our vision includes helping children to develop relationships, learning to manage emotions and to care about others. Our vision includes bringing state-of-the-art preschool education in math, science, literacy and the arts. We value that play is the “work of childhood” and the most significant avenue for children to prepare themselves for real life.

We are conveniently located right off of South Mammoth Road. We are just around the corner from Industrial Drive, Huse Road and Green Acres Elementary School.


We are proud of the staff at HCECC. We have worked together for several years. Low turnover and high levels of collegiality provide a happy place for children to grow and learn. Most staff have Bachelor or Associate degrees in Early-Childhood Education and are NH credentialed. Our staff’s years of experience prove helpful when families struggle with tricky parts of parenthood. 

© 2014 by Zachary Gray and Holy Cross Early Childhood Center

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