Established in 1994, Discovery Child Enrichment Center is a childcare provider situated in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We are committed to providing high-quality childcare services available to the children under our care.

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We know that parents need to work to support their families. Through our childcare programs, parents get peace of mind that their children are safe and learning with us while they work. We strive hard to maintain the trusting relationship we have with parents which is why we also continue to render exceptional childcare services to all kids.

About the Management

Shelley Vetter – Owner and Executive Director
Prior to becoming the owner in 2003, Shelley Vetter was the Assistant Director for DCEC. She and her husband lives in Hampton with their 2 sons, Cameron and Patrick, and daughter Catherine.

Julia Blaisdell – Director

Julia Blaisdell is a holder of an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with DCEC since 1994, working with kids aged 6 weeks to 3 years old before eventually becoming a Director in 2003.

With our child-centered programs and dedicated staff, we are capable of letting your child grow in a comfortable, safe, and loving environment. Contact us at 603-334-6336 or 603-334-6362 today to find out more about our programs.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a safe and nurturing environment where children are able to grow and develop holistically through exploration and positive play experiences provided by licensed and caring educators.