New Hampshire has the opportunity to create a family-centric system that is inclusive, responsive, efficient, and evidence- informed across all functional areas: governance, policy, financing, data, workforce development, and family involvement. We recognize that families serve a dual role within the early childhood care and education system as both recipients and providers of services.
This report illustrates how New Hampshire met the challenges that affected young children and their families throughout 2020, the worst being COVID-19. Twenty early childhood state, federal, local, and philanthropic success stories are celebrated and showcased exemplifying the resilience of New Hampshire families.
The DHHS and DOE Early Childhood Integration Teams support data driven policy and program coordination, integration, and development. Each ECIT represents the many department program areas providing services or supports for children and families.
The B-8 Early Childhood Care & Education Advisory group, led by New Hampshire Family Voices, will serve in an advisory role to the Council by sharing emerging trends for children, families, communities, workforce and business, while generating learning and capacity across ECCE system.
Led by the University of New Hampshire, the Early Childhood Scientific Advisory Panel will support system strengthening by sharing research and best practices, as well as deepening connections to and within regions and local communities.
Director NH Division of Public Health Serivces, Department of Health and Human Services
Organizations rely on data for various reasons – to understand the families they are serving, measure their programs’ success, and determine trends over time – but data integration and operability across organizations is complex.
In recognition of this, the Council for Thriving Children supports data integration across the many different programs serving children and families by helping the State plan for an Early Childhood Integrated Data System.