The Office of Early Childhood Education was established to support statewide efforts for children and schools to promote a seamless system between pre-K and K-3 with a comprehensive focus toward kindergarten and school readiness, early childhood screening and assessments, implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the legislative goal of 100% reading proficiency by the end of third grade. The Office of Early Childhood provides technical assistance to public programs serving children birth – through grade 3 to further the four priorities of the Department of Education: Standards and Assessment, Data and its ability to inform instruction, Teacher and Leader Effectiveness, and Improving Persistently-Lowest Achieving Schools. Birth to five children are under the care of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services with the exception of preschool special education which is administered by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
On December 19, 2012, the New Hampshire State Board of Education endorsed the Kindergarten Readiness Indicators document and the Kindergarten1/2 day pacing guides as technical assistance to advance the work of early childhood education in New Hampshire.
|Early Learning Guidelines (2005)||Resources at the Department of Health and Human Services|
|NH State Board of Education Endorsement||21st Century Learning Centers|
|Child Nutrition Programs||Tuesday Telegraph (newsletters)|
|Preschool Special Education||What Public Schools Can Do to Bolster Early Learning
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