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A History of Caring

Aiming to fill a huge void in the Mt. Washington Valley for children with special needs, Children Unlimited Inc. opened its doors specializing in early intervention and inclusive childcare on July 1, 1986. It was one of the first programs in New Hampshire to integrate children who are typically developing with children who have special needs. 

In October of 1986, the local school district asked Children Unlimited to start a preschool that would also accommodate children with special needs. During the next 22 years, Children Unlimited continued to grow, in size and popularity. On June 7, 2008, Children Unlimited reached its next milestone with the opening of an 8,000 square foot building. Built with funds generously gifted by the community, Children Unlimited could continue its dedication to offering integrated preschool and child care programs, while also launching several new programs intended to support families in the greater Mount Washington Valley.

On July 1, 2016, Children Unlimited celebrated its 30th anniversary, having grown from a small center with five staff members and 20 children, to over 32 staff members now serving nearly 400 families throughout the community.

Our goal is to foster the developmental process and encourage each child to achieve his/her fullest potential while respecting the unique qualities, hopes and dreams of each family.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster and strengthen meaningful relationships that will provide a foundation for each child and each family to be happy, healthy and engaged members of our community.


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Staff & BOD

Our Staff & Board of Directors

Administrative Staff

Emma Bell

Financial Administrator

Ardis Yahna, MOT, OTR/L

Executive Director, Occupational Therapist

Child Care Staff

Sophia Abati

Leslie Berry

Leanda Chick

Shari Ela

Elaine Gentile

Virginia Gill

Rowan Grieb

Laura Kemmett

Megan LaFontaine

June Marston

Autumn McGrath

Ally Norris-Parsons

Jenn Patti

Erin Snow

Kathryn Strout

Heather Wilde

Karlee Wilmot

Makenzie Woodward

Caroline Yahna

Inclusive Preschool Staff

Virginia Gill

Preschool Teacher

Debbie Guillotte

Early Childhood Special Educator

Erin Snow

Preschool Teacher

Children's Clinic - Therapeautic Services

Alex Billings COTA/L

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Kara Couture OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Christine Dearborn, PT, NDT Trained

Physical Therapist

Becca Fenander MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jette Glazer, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Counselor

Kelley Marcello, MEd, LCMHC

Children's Mental Health Counselor

Ardis Yahna, MOT, OTR/L

Executive Director, Occupational Therapist

Family Connections Resource Center

Ariel Callanan, M.Ed.

Jette Glazer, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Counselor

Ellery Hunt, BS

Samantha Jones, BS

Cathy Livingston, BS

Director of the Family Connections Resource Center

Schelley Rondeau, RN

Heather Wilde, BA

Board of Directors

Barbara Campbell


Sarah Parsons

Vice President

Sadie Tagliaferri


Gail Yalenezian


Jessica DellaValla

Michelle Cruz

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