The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is collaborating with stakeholders across New Hampshire to undertake a multi-year Needs Assessment to identify the supports New Hampshire families with young children, particularly vulnerable families, need and barriers to accessing those supports.
This work is funded through the Preschool Development Implementation Grant, which 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 Human Services, and the Governor’s Council for Thriving Children, as well as New Hampshire’s early childhood advocates and practitioners. NCCP’s role is to update New Hampshire’s Needs Assessment for Early Childhood on this 3-year project (2020-2022) to ultimately improve the availability, quality, and coordination of existing birth-to-five programs in New Hampshire, particularly programs serving the most vulnerable or underserved children. The Preschool Development Grant is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
- Heather Koball, PhD, Co-Director
- Sheila Smith, PhD, Co-Director
- Suma Setty, MPH, Senior Research Associate
- Maribel Granja, MPH, Senior Research Associate
- Akilah Moore, MA, Administrative Assistant