Coaching for Quality Early Care & Education
A key goal of the UNH Early Childhood Initiative and New Hampshire's Preschool Development Grant is to enhance collaboration and coherence within early childhood systems through the sharing of best practices. The UNH Early Learning Coaching Team supports this effort through:
- The creation and dissemination of evidence-based resources with families and organizations throughout New Hampshire communities.
- The creation of personalized professional development opportunities offered to New Hampshire's early childhood educators, child care programs, and school districts.
- Collaborations with community partners invested in improving outcomes for young children and families.
- Practice-based coaching in support of, and in alignment with New Hampshire's Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS), known as Granite Steps for Quality (GSQ).
Celebrating New Hampshire's Early Childhood Educators
On June 8th, 2021, teachers who participated in the UNH Coaching team's virtual consultation programs and kindergarten play-based coaching program were invited to the Bridges House where the UNH PDG Team, NH DHHS, NH DOE, and NH First Lady Valerie Sununu hosted a celebration of their commitment to early childhood education and supporting children and families through the state.