St. Leo Church

Street Address:  32 Pickering Road, Gonic NH 03839

Mailing Address: 189 North Main Street, Rochester NH 03867

Phone: 603-332-1863

St. Leo Church Pastoral Council


Marty Perreault

Monica Sirois

Pat Grassie

Paul Ramsey

Brad Trafton


 Finance Committee Members


Christine McGraw

Pat Grassie

Carolyn Gregoire






Located in Gonic, NH, St. Leo Catholic Children’s Center is a warm, inviting center under St. Leo Church.  We are open year round to children from 2 years 9 months (must be fully potty trained) through 6 years of age. We provide regular daycare options for the full time working families as well as a morning Preschool Program for those families who want their child exposed to a school type setting but don’t need the all day care.  The Center provides developmentally appropriate curriculum in Preschool and Pre – Kindergarten programs that foster learning in all areas of development and are aligned with the NH Early Learning Standards. All of our Lead Teachers have been in the profession for over 20 years and have an Early Childhood Education background.

NH Early Learning Standards Include:

   ~ Social and Emotional Development

   ~Language Development & Emergent Literacy

   ~ Creative Expression & Aesthetic Appreciation

   ~ Physical Development & Health

   ~Cognitive Development

  • Science & Social Studies

  • Early Numeracy

  • Approaches To Learning

   ~ Spiritual Development (center standard, not NH state)


 Families receive monthly calendars that highlight the different activities and  skills we are working on in the classroom, as well as a monthly center wide  newsletter with all upcoming events and  reminders.


            HOURS OF OPERATION:   6:45 AM – 5:30 PM   MONDAY – FRIDAY




It is always difficult to entrust your child’s care, well being and development to another person , especially a stranger.  It’s scary and nervous but exciting all at the same time. Being able to see your child grow in ways you didn’t realize is the magic of preschool.  Whether your concern is for your child to gain the necessary social skills needed before “real” school or having a strong academic base entering Kindergarten;  You can take comfort in the promise that the staff at St. Leo Children’s Center is committed to providing a safe, pleasant and enriching environment for every child who comes through our door.  Our team is honored that you are considering bringing your child to us and excited to help your child grow and learn in their most impressionable years.  We are always available to answer questions and offer guidance to families.

Rebecca L. Croteau



  • 32 Pickering Road  Gonic, NH  03839

  • (603) 332-9840

  • Fax: (603) 330-0865


Tel. No.: 603-332-1863
Mailing Address: 189 North Main St.
Rochester, NH 03867

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday     8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday                              8:30 AM to 12:00 NN

Weekends and                 Office Closed

Holy Days                         

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