Partnership and Employment Opportunities

Building NH's Early Childhood Structure

Through a competitive procurement process, the NH PDG has awarded grants to New Hampshire Early Childhood Regional Leads in the development of a state-wide system of partnerships that enhance early childhood care and education (ECCE)-school-family support collaborations and build infrastructure for cross-sector collaboration and alignment for the purpose of coordinating resources and services within identified regions. We would like to congratulate NH's Early Childhood Regional Leads for September 2021 through December 2022:

  • Region 1 (Greater Monadnock, Greater Sullivan & Upper County): Monadnock United Way
  • Region 2 (Capital Area): Granite United Way (for the Capital region)
  • Region 3 (Greater Nashua): United Way of Greater Nashua
  • Region 4 (Greater Derry & Manchester): Amoskeag Health
  • Region 5 (Central NH, Lakes): Granite United Way (for Central NH/Lakes region)
  • Region 6 (Strafford County & Seacoast): United Way of the Greater Seacoast
  • Region 7 (North Country & Carroll County): Children Unlimited

To assist interested parties in identifying and connecting with regional partners, please see the map of the identified Regions and a listing of the towns in each region. The associated interactive mapping tool, developed by NH PDG partner Abt Associates, supports partners in identifying needs within regions. View the Interactive Mapping Tutorial recording for more information. 

NH's Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and Preschool Development Grant endeavor to develop a network of well-coordinated regional early childhood partnerships. The first step of the process to inform the development of partnerships focusing on Early Care and Education, School, Family Strengthening and Well-being was an Information Sharing Meeting, March 29, 2021. Access the recording of the meeting, which shared the vision and intent of this initiative, described the process to gather data and invite stakeholder input, and answered stakeholder questions.

Insights from community partners, advocates, family members, and child and/or family serving organizations are essential to the success of this effort to better serve the children and families of the State of New Hampshire. An Invitation for Input Survey collected information from interested community partners, especially those in early childhood, the first half of April 2021. The second NH Early Childhood System Stakeholders’ Meeting, Monday, July 12, 2021, shared the results of the Early Childhood Regional Systems Building work and the details of the next round of PDG funding. Access the recording.


Employment Opportunities

None at this time.

NH Family Survey 2020NH Family Survey

This survey is now closed.

From December 2020 to February 2021, the University of New Hampshire conducted a survey of New Hampshire families with children under age 9, regarding families’ needs and the challenges they face in obtaining supportive programs for their young children. Survey findings will help New Hampshire understand how to improve services and systems for families with young children. Survey findings will be shared with the public via the NH PDG website.




Community Grants


August 1, 2020: The first round of NH PDG Community Grants awarded 13 communities with funds to support Capacity Building as well as project-specific activities. We would like to congratulate the following applicants:

Amoskeag Health

Children Unlimited

Claremont Learning Partnership

Good Beginnings

Granite United Way

Greater Tilton Area FRC

Lakes Region Community Services

Milford Thrives


Monadnock United Way


United Way Greater Nashua


United Way Greater Seacoast




Winnacunnet Cooperative



Through a competitive procurement process, the PDG provided grants to New Hampshire Communities to allow them to access critical funds to address local needs, informed by and aligned with statewide efforts. Grants varied based on community need and prioritized communities based on vulnerability. Grants were provided to: 1) conduct needs assessment and or 2) strategic plan, 3) implement evidence-informed programs and practices, and 4) expand programs and practices proven to work for their community.


Check back for additional opportunities!