PDG Resources

NH PDG 2021 Overview & Plan for 2022

  • New Hampshire's Preschool Development Implementation Grant 2021 Overview details NH PDG B-5 activities, accomplishments, and successes. A plan for the 2022 NH PDG B-5 implementation grant is also outlined.

Read the NH PDG 2021 Overview & Plan for 2022

NH PDG 2020 Overview & Plan for 2021

  • New Hampshire's Preschool Development Implementation Grant 2020 Overview details NH PDG B-5 activities, accomplishments, and successes. A plan for the 2021 NH PDG B-5 implementation grant is also outlined.

Read the NH PDG 2020 Overview & Plan for 2021

New Hampshire's vision is to create a fully integrated cross-sector professional development system that, through pre-service and in-service training, supports all early childhood professionals across health, early learning, and family support to be well-educated, highly-skilled, and culturally competent. A series of reports were created to inform the state's pathway to this vision:

NH's Early Childhood Regional System

Through a competitive procurement process, the NH PDG awarded grants to seven New Hampshire Early Childhood Regional Leads for September 2021 through December 2022:

The Regional Leads are integral in the development of a statewide system of partnerships that enhance early childhood care and education (ECCE)-school-family support collaborations and build infrastructure for cross-sector collaboration and alignment for the purpose of coordinating resources and services within identified regions. Each Regional Lead receives $350,000 to support the coordination, collaboration, and communication of the partners in the region (focused on early childhood care and education, family support, and schools) to identify and address gaps or needs. Additionally, each region requested up to $375,000 in project-specific funding for activities running through December 2022.

To assist in identifying and connecting with the Regional Leads, please see the map of the identified regions and a listing of the towns in each region. The Interactive Mapping Tool and associated brief, developed by NH PDG partner Abt Associates, are the result of analyses and mapping to support the state’s understanding of the location of organizations across sectors that provide services and supports for families with young children.

Program Information for Regional Leads

NOTE: On anything generated by this award that is public, Regional Leads should include the following funding statement, “This [publication or project] was made possible the Preschool Development Grant, grant number 90TP0060. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.”


Date

Meeting Type

Topic

9/28/2021

Monthly TA

Orientation/Assessing your Region’s Capacity

10/26/2021

Monthly TA

Program Design and Implementation

11/9/2021

Bi-Directional Communication

Regional Leads and State Points of Contact

11/30/2021

Monthly TA

Leadership

12/14/2021

Monthly TA

Strategic Relationships

1/25/2022

Monthly TA

Stakeholder Communications

2/8/2022

Bi-Directional Communication

Regional Leads and State Points of Contact

2/22/2022

Monthly TA

Data Gathering, Usage, and Sharing for Greatest Impact

3/22/2022

Monthly TA

Family Engagement

4/5/2022

Bi-Directional Communication

Regional Leads and State Points of Contact

5/24/2022

Monthly TA

Systems Building and Strategic Planning

6/14/2022

Bi-Directional Communication

Regional Leads and State Points of Contact

7/26/2022

Monthly TA

Early Learning/Health Connections

8/9/2022

Bi-Directional Communication

Regional Leads and State Points of Contact

9/27/2022

Monthly TA

Financing Strategically

10/11/2022

Bi-Directional Communication

Regional Leads and State Points of Contact

10/25/2022

Monthly TA

Sustaining Gains

11/29/2022

Monthly TA

Summary

12/13/2022

Bi-Directional Communication

Regional Leads and State Points of Contact

* Monthly check-in: individual Regional Lead and PDG Liaison, Ellyn Schreiber
Region-specific consultation available upon request (i.e., Family Engagement; EC System Capacity; Program Evaluation)

NOTE: On anything generated by this award that is public, Regional Leads should include the following funding statement, “This [publication or project] was made possible the Preschool Development Grant, grant number 90TP0060. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.”


Date

Reporting

Invoicing

Fall 2021

 

First installment of Regional Lead funding (50%)

Project Start

 

First installment of project-specific funding (25%)

12/1/2021

EC System Capacity Building Self-Assessment

 

12/15/2021

Quarterly Program Report: Regional Lead partnership, period: 9/1/2021-11/30/2021

 

3/15/2022

Quarterly Program Report: Regional Lead partnership, period: 12/1/2021-2/28/2022

 

Quarterly Project-Specific Report, period: Project start-2/28/2022

 

March 2022

 

Second installment of project-specific funding (25%)*

April 2022

 

Second/Final installment of Regional Lead funding (50%)**

6/15/2022

Quarterly Program Report: Regional Lead partnership, period: 3/1/2022-5/31/2022

 

Quarterly Project-Specific Report, period: 3/1/2022-5/31/2022

 

June 2022

 

Third installment of project-specific funding (25%)

7/1/2022

EC System Capacity Building Self-Assessment

 

9/15/2022

Quarterly Program Report: Regional Lead partnership, period: 6/1/2022-8/31/2022

 

Quarterly Project-Specific Report, period: 6/1/2022-8/31/2022

 

September 2022

 

Fourth/Final installment of project-specific funding (25%)

11/1/2022

EC System Capacity Building Self-Assessment

 

1/20/2023

Final Program Report: Regional Lead partnership, period: cumulative through 12/30/2022

 

Final Project-Specific Report, period: cumulative through 12/30/2022

 

*Second installment of Regional Lead project-specific funding dependent on the Regional Lead’s adherence to reporting requirements (e.g., receipt of March 2022 project-specific report)
**Second installment of Regional Lead partnership funding dependent on the Regional Lead’s adherence to reporting requirements (e.g., receipt of December 2021 and March 2022 quarterly reports) and TA participation

NOTE: On anything generated by this award that is public, Regional Leads should include the following funding statement, “This [publication or project] was made possible the Preschool Development Grant, grant number 90TP0060. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.”


Early Childhood System Capacity Building Self-Assessment
 


Quarterly Program Reports for Regional Lead partnership
 

  • The quarterly program reports will be primarily narrative, but quantitative results are welcome as appropriate.
  • The format of the quarterly program report is:
    1. Major activities and accomplishments during this period
    2. Challenges
    3. Significant findings and events
    4. Dissemination activities
    5. Quarterly evaluation
  • Section A of the quarterly program report (Major activities and accomplishments) should reference the Primary deliverables of Regional Leads:
    • Convening, coordinating, and supporting at least monthly meetings of the broad array of community partners for the purposes of identifying community resources and gaps, and planning and collaborating in order to address needs. Community partners include but are not limited to (1) ECCE, including Head Start, Early Head Start, family or center-based childcare; (2) Family supports, including Family Resource Centers and home visiting programs; (3) Local educational agencies serving children birth to eight, including before-/after-school programs, and public and private schools; (4) Behavioral health system serving children and their families; (5) Public health (including prenatal services); (6) Supports for children with disabilities/developmental delays; (7) Economic assistance and employment support system; (8) Child welfare; (9) Family partners; (10) Other external community partners and/or public-private partnerships as unique to each region (e.g., philanthropy, local government officials, Chamber of Commerce, law enforcement officials, community recreation, faith-based groups, housing services, and local businesses).
    • Supporting community partners in developing and implementing mechanisms that facilitate communication and collaboration, such as memoranda of understanding or shared releases.
    • Providing effective ECCE-school-family support liaison and partnerships, which develop and implement practices to support coordination of supports and services among community partners and develop and implement mechanisms to improve outcomes of children and families within the region.
    • Providing effective liaison and partnerships with external community stakeholders.
    • Increasing family engagement and collaboration, coordination, and communication with regional and state partners.
  • Section C of the quarterly program report (Significant findings and events) should reference the deliverables described in the Regional Lead proposal.
  • Section E quarterly evaluation: Grantees must conduct quarterly evaluation of their progress in meeting the purpose of the partnership.
  • The first quarterly program report must include proposed measurable performance objectives and outcomes, and if possible, the baseline for objectives/outcomes.
  • Quarterly measurable performance objectives and outcomes should relate to: (i) Preparation for kindergarten and academic achievement; (ii) Safe, healthy, and engaged families; and/or (iii) Social and emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Grantees must make the results of their evaluation publicly available.
  • The close-out report will be a cumulative summary focusing on the impact of the Regional Lead work and thoughts about future directions, results, and further collaboration.

Quarterly Reports for Project-Specific Requests
 

  • The quarterly project-specific reports will be primarily quantitative.
  • The format of the quarterly project-specific report is
    1. Quantitative data on the metrics of performance objectives and outcomes identified in the proposal.
    2. Progress on each S.M.A.R.T. goal identified in proposal, including evaluative activities to understand the efficacy of the program being supported.
    3. Update on timeline and general description of how previous disbursement of funds were expended.
  • The first project-specific report presents the baseline data for the metrics of performance objectives and outcomes, and progress since project start on each S.M.A.R.T. goal.
  • If needed, identify any challenges preventing progress on project.
  • If relevant, note any significant findings, events, or dissemination.
  • The close-out report will be a summary of the project: quantitative results of the performance objectives and outcomes, including evaluative activities of the efficacy of the program; significant findings and events associated with the project; and dissemination activities of the project activities and accomplishments.