Portal Resources

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State Resources

The Across NH goal is to provide technical assistance, training, and consultation, both phone and on-site, to after school program administrators and staff.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed child care centers and sponsored family day care homes. The CACFP also helps to ensure that young children receive proper nutrition during the early developmental ages. Check out this site for information for NH.

Child Care Aware (R) of New Hampshire is composed of 10 community based Child Care Resource and Referral programs. They educate and support families, providers and the community regarding child care issues, and seek to ensure that families are receiving consistent, high-quality, consumer education and referral services.

The Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center's Partners for Change Project is a 5 year project with the goal to increase the availability and quality of evidence-based trauma and mental health screening, assessment, and interventions for youth in the child welfare system. Documents available to download that are relevant to the early childhood workforce include "Youth, Parent, and Caregiver Guide to Emotional Health Treatments," "DCYF Desk Reference 0-3," "DCYF Desk Reference Over 4," "DCYF Screening 0-6," and "Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress." These documents were created with an intended audience of DCYF staff/consumers however, they are relevant to anyone helping meet the emotional needs of very young children. The following documents are also available to download: Health-Led Interventions in the Early Years to Enhance Infant and Maternal Mental Health: A Review of Reviews; Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect with Parent Training: Evidence and Opportunities; Innovations in the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect Preventions: A Review of the Literature; Effective Treatments for Youth Trauma; and a Relational Attachment Assessment.

The Early Education and Intervention Network (EEIN) of New Hampshire is a membership organization of professionals and families involved with infants and young children with special needs.

Early Learning NH (ELNH) is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all NH children have the opportunity to reach their full potential by expanding access to affordable quality child care and early education; supporting the child care industry; building public-private parternships; and helping families balance work and family.

The Family Resource Connection (FRC) is a free resource that any NH resident can utilize. They have an entire library collection devoted to issues that concern families and child care educators alike.

In NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services are delivered by contractual agreements between Bureau of Developmental Services and designated non-profit and specialized service agencies located throughout the state. Anyone who is concerned about an infant or toddler's development, including a parent, may make a referral to FCESS.

NHHomeVisiting.org provides a searchable database for home visiting, family resource centers, and family strengthening and support programs. Searches can be conducted by town, county or type of service. Whether searching for services for yourself, a family with whom you work or just to increase your awareness of available services – this database can be a helpful resource.

New Hampshire Afterschool Network (NHAN) is a statewide collaboration created to foster and encourage the development and sustainability of high-quality afterschool programming.

The New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children (NHAEYC) mission is to support and advance the professional development of affiliate members in their efforts to provide quality early care and education for the children of NH.

The New Hampshire Association for Infant Mental Health (NHAIMH) disseminates information and provides education about research and evidence-informed practices to strengthen collaborative efforts in support of families with infants and young children.

The NH Child Care Advisory Council is a legislatively enacted statewide forum which responds to child care issues and facilitates resource and information on early care and education in NH. Meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund's Child Care Facilities program works to increase the number and the quality of child care and early education opportunities across NH. To find out about an exciting opportunity for qualified applicants, please access the information about Individual Development Accounts (IDA).

The NH Department of Health & Human Services (NHDHHS) will give you access to general information, what's new, e-government services, most requested information, hot topics, quick referral links, publications, media resources, search, etc.

New Hampshire Kids Count, formerly Children's Alliance of NH, promotes policies and practices that enable all children to lead healthy and productive lives and to reach their full potential. Find the NH Kids Count Data Book on their website!

The New Hampshire Obesity Prevention Program is one of many state obesity prevention programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The NH Preschool Technical Assistance Network (PTAN) Child Care Inclusion Program is grant funded by the Child Development Bureau to provide NH child care programs with consultation and training that promotes their successful inclusion and retention of children with challenging behaviors and other special needs.

The goal of the New Hampshire Public Health Network is for all NH residents to be healthy and safe.

The New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA) is a non-profit, tax exempt corporation dedicated to providing the best possible public education for the children of NH.

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension has a Parenting page that includes resources on positive parenting.

National Resources

Caring for Our Children is a National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education.

Child Care Aware (R) of America is our nation's leading voice for child care. They work with more than 600 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high-performing and inclusive organization.

Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging.

Zero to Three informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.