New Hampshire Preschool Development Grant Needs Assessment

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 marginalized and underserved 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 assess and strengthen the early childhood systems. The goal is to better address the needs of underserved 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. The Preschool Development Grant is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. 

Project Staff 

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, Researcher 


Suma Setty