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Tuesday, January 22 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The New Hampshire Scalable Model to Increase Kindergarten Readiness

The New Hampshire presentation will share our success story of multi-state agency and rural school district collaboration to build an infrastructure of early learning support.

New Hampshire does not offer public preschool, outside of Special Education and Head Start, and was last in the nation to require Kindergarten. In recent years our rate for children in poverty has grown. Using data, a research based module parent training program from The Children’s Reading Foundation, New Hampshire has fortified numerous rural communities

that need support in early learning. Using "Annual Growth", "Catch-Up Growth" we established the data to support an early learning initiative. Through the use of data we identified target audiences, a research based method of success to serve children early, the pathway through schools to reach parents and then leveraged funds to create the means.

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Patricia Ewen

Currently the Early Childhood Consultant for the New Hampshire Department of Education (DOE), Patty has been working in education for over 20 years. For public schools K – 3rd grade, Patty’s work encompasses the DOE strategic plan including the Common Core State Standards and... Read More →

Tuesday January 22, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
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