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Building the capacity of all families

Prepare children today to lead New Hampshire tomorrow.

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.

See what New Hampshire accomplished

2022-2023 Annual Report

The Council for Thriving Children presents the 2022-2023 annual report which provides a brief history and updates on current efforts to advise on the state’s early childhood governance system.

2021 Year In Review

This report illustrates how New Hampshire met the challenges that affected young children and their families throughout 2021.

New Hampshire's New Early Childhood Governance Structure


Early Childhood Integration Teams

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.

New Hampshire Family Voices

B-8 ECCE Parent Advisors

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.

Scientific Advisory

Early Childhood Scientific Advisory Panel

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.

Smart data integration governed by concern for individual privacy and security allows us to answer big questions that can’t be answered by just one program or one state agency.

Patricia Tilley

Associate Commissioner Department of Health and Human Services

Importance of Data Integration

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.