Preschool Development Grant

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The Preschool Development Implementation Grant continues New Hampshire's efforts to better understand the current early childhood system and use those data to strengthen the system, better address the needs of vulnerable young children and their families, and help build a solid foundation to improve outcomes for NH's children, families, schools, and communities. The grant is a collaboration between UNH, the NH Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, and the Governor’s Council for Thriving Children, as well as New Hampshire’s early childhood advocates and practitioners.

The grant seeks to support New Hampshire’s vision that all families are afforded comprehensive and responsive supports, so they are healthy, learning, and thriving, now and in the future. The three-year (2020-2022), $26.8 million grant, will help to build New Hampshire’s early childhood care and education (ECCE) system to be effectiveinclusiveresponsiveefficient, and evidence-informed. The Preschool Development Grant is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (Award# 90TP0060-01-00).

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PDG Faculty & Staff

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Contact

Meredith O'Shea
Pettee Hall
55 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
meredith.oshea@unh.edu
(603) 862 2146

 

 

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UNH Awarded $3.8 Million Preschool Development Grant

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New Hampshire's Preschool Development Grant

    
The Preschool Development Grant, Birth through Five, continues New Hampshire's efforts to better understand the current early childhood system and use those data to strengthen the system, better address the needs of vulnerable young children and their families, and help build a solid foundation to improve outcomes for NH's children, families, schools, and communities. The grant is a collaboration between UNH, the NH Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, the Governor’s early childhood council (NH Council for Thriving Children), and New Hampshire’s early childhood advocates and practitioners (see our partners).

  • Each state provides services to young children and support to families in a unique way. New Hampshire utilizes a “mixed delivery” system, meaning that programs targeting children from birth through age 5 (B-5) are provided by public entities (e.g., Head Start or federally-funded home visiting programs) as well as private groups (e.g., child care centers or home-based child care providers). While this approach allows for local specialization of programs, the range of provider types and services results in inequal access and varied quality. The PDG will allow NH to create a comprehensive, effective, and efficient statewide early childhood system.
     
  • The PDG B-5 project is broader than preschool. To best support young children and their families, the PDG B-5 will support early care and education, health, and family support initiatives broadly. The grant seeks to support New Hampshire's vision that all families are afforded comprehensive and responsive supports, so they are healthy, learning, and thriving, now and in the future. The three-year (2020-2022), $26 million grant, will help New Hampshire build an effective, inclusive, responsive, efficient, and evidence-informed early childhood system.

Overview of 2020 NH PDG activities and plan for 2021

The Preschool Development Grant is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (Award# 90TP0060-01-00). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.

The Preschool Development Grant is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (Award# 90TP0060-01-00). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.