The NH Department of Education and the Institute on Disability are conducting a survey to better understand NH’s early childhood system and where improvements can be made.

In December 2018, the University of New Hampshire, in collaboration with the State of New Hampshire Departments of Health and Human Services and Education, was awarded a federal grant Preschool Development Grant (PDG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant provides an opportunity for New Hampshire to better understand the state’s early childhood system and to create a strategic plan to build a system that will better address the needs and improve outcomes for children, families, schools, and communities throughout New Hampshire.

The coalition is interested in learning from parents or guardians with children under age 7 about their participation in such early childhood programs as: early care and education, home visiting, early intervention, health care, and other types of programs that focus on young children from birth until they enter kindergarten, and their families. We are particularly interested in access to programs, experience with program quality, and any barriers to program participation.

Your input is important. Please take 20 minutes to complete this survey before July 28. Please share this opportunity broadly within your friends and networks. The survey can be accessed directly at: https://www.education.nh.gov/pdg/family.htm

Survey participants must be:
* 18 or older,
* A resident of New Hampshire, and
* The parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 7 living in New Hampshire.

The partners are offering a $20 Amazon gift card for participation in the 20-minute survey; however, a valid New Hampshire mailing address must be provided to receive compensation. Gift cards are limited to the first 1000 respondents and only one gift card will be issued per mailing address. The survey will be open through July 28, 2019 and must be completed in one sitting.

Click here to access the survey.