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School Success

Parents are a child’s first and foremost teachers. Science shows that the early years of a child’s life are critical. A child’s brain develops at an amazing pace during these years. Families that are actively involved in their child’s development will prepare their children for future success in school and in life. Exploration, experimentation, exposure to language and reading are all important building blocks in the healthy development of a child.

Here are links to more information about ensuring a child’s school success:
Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children.
Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University provides information on early influences—positive or negative—that are critical to the development of children’s brains.
Zero to Three:  An interactive learning tool designed to help parents and caregivers encourage their young children's early learning from birth to 3.
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) promotes the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
NH Department of Education Early Childhood Education information page.
Early Learning Guidelines from the NH Department of Health and Human Services.
Head Start: Learn about Head Start in New Hampshire and locate a center near you.
NH Department of Health and Human Services Homepage: Access a multitude of available programs and services.
U.S. Department of Education: Helping Your Preschool Child: A booklet that provides parents with activities to help children (infancy through age 5) become better learners and prepare for school.
Parent Information Center of NH: provides parents with high-quality training, consultations, and resources related to both general and special education.
New Hampshire Family-Centered Early Support & Services For those concerned about an infant or toddler's development (birth to three).
Special Education For children 3 and up.