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.
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.
- New Hampshire's 2022 Early Childhood Needs Assessment
- New Hampshire's 2022 Early Childhood Needs Assessment Supplemental Tables
- New Hampshire's 2020-2021 Early Childhood Needs Assessment
- 2020-2021 Needs Assessment Webinar
The NH 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.
- Mapping New Hampshire's Early Childhood System
- New Hampshire's 2019-2020 B-5 Needs Assessment
- 2019-2020 Needs Assessment Slide Deck
- New Hampshire's Early Childhood Strategic Plan
- 2020-2021 Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Transition Practice Final Report
- The NH PDG supports a standardized Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) and developmentally appropriate transition practices from pre-kindergarten into the early elementary school grades. To improve the Kindergarten entry process and strengthen the pre-Kindergarten entry connection with parents and local child care/early learning programs, a Taskforce convened by NH Departments of Education and of Health and Human Services recommended standardized KEA tools and evidence-informed and promising transition practices to support children and their families.
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:
- 2019 Summary Report of Kindergarten Teacher Survey
- Field Experiences
- Incentives for Professional Development
- Prior Learning & Professional Development
- Reciprocity & Professional Development
- Higher Education & Articulations
- Workforce and Professional Development Recommendations, as presented to Spark NH
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:
- Region 1 (Greater Monadnock, Greater Sullivan & Upper County): Monadnock United Way
- Region 2 (Capital Area): Granite United Way (for the Capital region)
- Region 3 (Greater Nashua): United Way of Greater Nashua
- Region 4 (Greater Derry & Manchester): Amoskeag Health
- Region 5 (Central NH, Lakes): Granite United Way (for Central NH/Lakes region)
- Region 6 (Strafford County & Seacoast): Granite United Way/United Way of the Greater Seacoast
- Region 7 (North Country & Carroll County): Children Unlimited
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.