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When it comes to early childhood care and education, knowledge is power. The betterment of New Hampshire is dependent on whether parents, teachers, caregivers and policy makers have the right resources for the children of our great state. Providing complete and transparent access to timely and relevant information is key to the Council of Thriving Children’s mission in improving outcomes for New Hampshire's families, schools, and communities.

 

Early Childhood Governance and System Building

Early Childhood Governance and System Building

  • Examples of Mixed-Delivery Early Care and Education Systems

    The Bipartisan Policy Center released Examples of Mixed-Delivery Early Care and Education Systems | Bipartisan Policy Center to help states better understand how mixed delivery system preserve parent choice and streamline funding.

  • Early Childhood Governance. A toolkit of curated resources to assist state leaders

    Dichter, H., Connors-Tadros, L., & Horen, N. (2021). Early Childhood Governance: A Toolkit of Curated Resources to Assist State Leaders. SRI International.

  • A Cohesive Vision for Child Care, Head Start and Pre-K

    Smith, L., & McHenry, K. (2021). A Cohesive Vision for Child Care, Head Start and Pre-K: Making Early Investments that Truly Transform the Early Child Care and Education System. Bipartisan Policy Center.

  • High-Quality Early Child Care: A Critical Piece of the Workforce Infrastructure

    Savage, S. (2019). Framing Paper |High-Quality Early Child Care: A Critical Piece of the Workforce infrastructure. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

NH Specific Data and Reports

NH Specific Data and Reports

  • National and State Child Care Data Overview Tool

    The Bipartisan Policy Center created a National and State Child Care Data Overview Tool.

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation 2021 KIDS COUNT DATA Book

  • Constraints on New Hampshire's Workforce Recovery: Impacts from COVID-19, Child Care and Benefit Program Design on Labor Market Decisions

    Conner-Ross, E., DeJoseph, R., Sullivan, A., Hartig, S., Setty, S. (2021) ECONSULT Solutions Inc & National Center for the Children in Poverty.

American Rescue Plan

American Rescue Plan

  • Supporting Early Childhood with the American Rescue Plan Act

    White, A. (2021). Supporting Early Childhood with the American Rescue Plan Act. National League of Cities.

  • New Guidance Released for Use of ARP Act Supplemental CCDBG Funding

    Peterson, M. (2021) New Guidance Released for Use of ARP Act Supplemental CCDBG Funding. First Five Years Fund.

Build Back Better

Build Back Better

  • Childcare and Prekindergarten in The Build Back Better Act: Guide for Policymakers

    The Hunt Institute has released Childcare and Prekindergarten in The Build Back Better Act: A Guide for Policymakers, which condenses roughly 100 pages of pertinent bill language into six pages of question and answer-style summary.

  • Summary of Pre-k and Child Care Titles Included in the Build Back Better Act

    The National Head Start Association released a summary of pre-k and child care titles included in the Build Back Better Act.