Early Childhood Education in New Hampshire includes children Birth – Grade 3 and their families. Birth to five children in New Hampshire are provided services through the Department of Health and Human Services. The exception is preschool special education which is administered by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
The New Hampshire Department of Education is a committed partner supporting statewide efforts for children and schools to promote a seamless system between PreK and K-3 education. The Department of Education maintains a comprehensive focus toward kindergarten and school readiness, the implementation of standards and authentic assessments, and the pursuit of 100% reading proficiency by the end of third grade in order to support the 21st century needs of students so they can build skills in careers, college and life.
|New Hampshire Early Childhood Standards|
|The Early English Language Development Standards 2.5 – 5.5 years 2013 Edition, WIDA|
|Mathematics Side by Side Alignment: Common Core State Standards and NH Standards||Reading/Language Arts Side by Side Alignment: Common Core State Standards and NH Standards|
|Preschool and Kindergarten Technical Assistance|
|Full Day Kindergarten Toolkit|
|K-Grade 3 Technical Assistance|
|K-Grade 3 Standards/Competencies and Assessments||K-Grade 3 Instructional Resources|
|Statewide Technical Assistance|
|Preschool Special Education||Child Nutrition Programs|
|NH Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory||Resources at the Department of Health and Human Services|
|NH Comprehensive Strategic Plan for Early Childhood||What Public Schools Can Do to Bolster Early Learning
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|NH State Board of Education Statement on the Importance of Early Learning||Where are the children (Age 0 – 8 years) map|
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