Resources

The organizations and agencies listed below are resources found around the State.
  • Community Action Programs
  • Emergency Planning Resources
  • National Child and Family Advocacy Groups
  • National Organization and Agencies
  • Other Resources
  • Provider Resources
  • Safety Resources
  • Safety Training Resources
  • Social Emotional Resources
  • State Organizations and Agencies
  • State Resources
  • Statewide Child and Family Advocacy Groups
  • Health & Wellness Resources

Community Action Programs


  • Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. 

    This CAP is a New Hampshire based 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization. The primary mission of the organization is to work with low-income families, the elderly and individuals with disabilities to assist them in their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent.


  • Rockingham Community Action Program

    RCA is an umbrella agency offering practical and immediate relief for senior citizens, families with young children and adults who find themselves in need of food and shelter whether from a natural catastrophe such as a flood or any other unforeseen or catastrophic event.


  • Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc.

    Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. (SNHS) is a private non-profit corporation chartered in the State of New Hampshire, May 21, 1965 to serve as the Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County in compliance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.


  • Strafford Community Action Program

    Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in Strafford County in May of 1965. Without the services many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs.


  • Tri-County Community Action Program

    Tri-County CAP is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of New Hampshire’s people and communities. We provide opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions in their communities.


Emergency Planning Resources


  • AlertsNH

    Keeping Residents of New Hampshire informed of public safety notices issued by the State of New Hampshire and severe weather warnings directly from the National Weather Service.


  • American Red Cross- Home Fire Safety

    Learn how your family can prevent home fires, escape from a home fire in 2 minutes, and recover after a home fire. 


  • Child Care Aware of America: Child Care Prepare

    Child Care Aware of America:  Child Care Prepare

    Child Care Aware of America’s efforts to support Emergency Preparedness Planning. 


  • Disaster Assistance

    Access to disaster help and resources. 


  • FEMA

    FEMA provides training on knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform key tasks required for emergencies. 


  • National Preparedness Resource Library

    Provide access to documentation related to National Preparedness.


  • Nixle

    Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools


  • Ready.gov

    Ready.gov helps families plan ahead for disasters. Be informed, plan ahead, and take action.


  • ReadyNH

    At ReadyNH.gov you can stay informed with the latest safety information from Homeland Security and Emergency Management's (HSEM's). 


  • Sesame Street Let’s Get Ready Toolkits: Planning For Emergencies Together

    Preparing for emergencies is something the whole family and community can do together! These steps will go a long way in keeping children safe and secure. 


  • WMUR Alerts

    Receive email alerts when severe weather happens in your area. 


National Child and Family Advocacy Groups


  • Child Care Aware of America

    Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance affordability, accessibility, development and learning of children in child care.


  • Child Welfare League of America

    Child Welfare League of America is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies that since works to serve children and families who are vulnerable. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country.


  • Children's Defense Fund

    Children's Defense Fund provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments.


  • First Five Years Fund

    The First Five Years Fund provides policymakers, advocates, business leaders and the public with the research and information necessary to make informed investments in quality early childhood development, birth to age five.


  • First Focus

    First Focus is a nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decision.


  • National Center for Children in Poverty

    The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) uses research to inform policy and practice and is dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.


  • National Child Abuse Coalition

    The National Child Abuse Coalition has become a resource for advocacy and a focal point for leadership and strategy on legislative issues in child maltreatment.


  • Zero to Three

    ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.


National Organization and Agencies


  • American Academy of Pediatrics

    The following resources will be helpful to early education and child care providers, child care health consultants, pediatricians, and others working to strengthen disaster preparedness in child care programs.


  • Child & Adult Care Food Program

    CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.


  • Child and Family Data Archive

    The Child & Family Data Archive (C&F Data Archive) is the place to discover, access, and analyze data on early care, education, and families.


  • Child Care & Early Education Network Connections

    Promoting high-quality research and informing policy through free access to thousands of publications and datasets.


  • Child Care Aware of America

    Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance affordability, accessibility, development and learning of children in child care.


  • Genetics Education Materials for School Success

    The aim of GEMSS is to assure all children with genetic health conditions succeed in school-life.


  • National Association for Family Child Care

    NAFCC has lead the family child care accreditation program for over 25 years. children, youth and their families.


  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

    The National Association for the Education of Young Children: Promoting high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research.


  • National Resource Center For Health and Safety In Child Care and Early Education

    Stepping Stones to Caring for our Children from The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC) presents 138 essential standards intended to reduce the rate of morbidity and mortality in child care and early education settings.


  • The Administration for Children and Families

    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.


  • The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care

    Go NAP SACC provides early care and education programs with quality, evidence-informed materials. Here you can find our updated Go NAP SACC self-assessments as well as our original NAP SACC materials.


  • Zero to Three

    ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.


Other Resources


  • 211

    Thanks to a unique coalition of non-profits, state, corporate and volunteer partners, New Hampshire citizens now have one, easy to remember phone number to call to access all the health and human services available to them.


  • Family Resource Center

    Family Support New Hampshire (FSNH) is a coalition of Family Resource Centers and Family Strengthening Programs throughout New Hampshire that exists to encourage each other, to share best practices, and to better provide for Granite State families.  


  • Internal Revenue Service

    IRS Information for Credits & Deductions for Individuals


  • NH Coalition to End Homelessness

    Homeless help in your area.


  • Service Link

    Welcome to the Service Link Aging and Disability Resource Center! Your link to information and support services within your community.


Provider Resources


  • Across NH

    Across NH is project dedicated to supporting afterschool professionals in their work to create high quality, innovative programs for New Hampshire’s schoolage children during out-of-school time hours.


  • Child & Adult Care Food Program

    Through CACFP, more than 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the day care they receive.


  • Community College System of NH: Tuition Assistance

    Early Childhood Education Tuition Assistance


  • CPR and First Aid

    Resource List of CPR and First Aid Trainings thousands of educators, children, youth and their families.


  • Early Learning NH

    Early Learning NH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all New Hampshire children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


  • Granite State College

    Tuition Assistance, Scholarships and Grants


  • National Association for Family Child Care

    NAFCC has lead the family child care accreditation program for over 25 years. children, youth and their families.


  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

    The National Association for the Education of Young Children: Promoting high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research.


  • The New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children

    To support and advance the professional development of affiliate members in their efforts to provide quality care and education for the children of New Hampshire.


  • The NH Early Learning Standards

    The New Hampshire Early Learning Standards are a statewide resource for everyone who loves, cares for, and educates young children. The Standards provide essential information to support and enhance children’s development and learning.


  • Zero to Three

    ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.


Safety Resources


  • AlertsNH

    Keeping Residents of New Hampshire informed of public safety notices issued by the State of New Hampshire and severe weather warnings directly from the National Weather Service.


  • American Red Cross- Home Fire Safety

    Learn how your family can prevent home fires, escape from a home fire in 2 minutes, and recover after a home fire. 


  • Child Care Aware of America: Child Care Prepare

    Child Care Aware of America:  Child Care Prepare

    Child Care Aware of America’s efforts to support Emergency Preparedness Planning. 


  • Disaster Assistance

    Access to disaster help and resources. 


  • Nixle

    Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools


  • Ready.gov

    Ready.gov helps families plan ahead for disasters. Be informed, plan ahead, and take action.


  • ReadyNH

    At ReadyNH.gov you can stay informed with the latest safety information from Homeland Security and Emergency Management's (HSEM's). 


  • Sesame Street Let’s Get Ready Toolkits: Planning For Emergencies Together

    Preparing for emergencies is something the whole family and community can do together! These steps will go a long way in keeping children safe and secure. 


  • WMUR Alerts

    Receive email alerts when severe weather happens in your area. 


Safety Training Resources


  • Child Care Aware of NH

    Link to our Health and Safety Trainings page.


  • FEMA

    FEMA provides training on knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform key tasks required for emergencies. 


  • Multihazard Planning for Childcare

    This course covers the steps to help childcare providers prepare for incidents to ensure the safety of the children at their site.


  • ProSolutions Health and Safety Training Program

    The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration and the Child Care Licensing Unit are pleased to offer a free web-based NH Health & Safety Training Program that will help child care providers to meet the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 through ProSolution Trainings.


Social Emotional Resources


State Organizations and Agencies


  • Across NH

    Across NH is project dedicated to supporting afterschool professionals in their work to create high quality, innovative programs for New Hampshire’s schoolage children during out-of-school time hours.


  • Breathe New Hampshire

    Breathe New Hampshire’s Asthma Care for Kids™ program is helping child care providers, teachers, parents and coaches to better understand asthma.


  • Children NH

    Children NH makes health care accessible start from pre-natal and post-natal assistance that is needed in delivering children in perfect condition.


  • Community College System of NH: Tuition Assistance

    Early Childhood Education Tuition Assistance


  • Early Learning NH

    Early Learning NH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all New Hampshire children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


  • New Hampshire Afterschool Network

    New Hampshire Afterschool Network: Actively Supporting Afterschool in New Hampshire


  • NH Child Care Advisory Council

    The NH Child Care Advisory Council was created by a state law. The group responds to child care issues. The group also gives information on early care and education in New Hampshire.


  • NH Department of Health and Human Services

    New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services Home Page.


  • NH Regional Public Health Network

    The goal of the New Hampshire Regional Public Health Networks is for all New Hampshire residents to be healthy and safe. Currently, there are 13 Regional Public Health Networks statewide, each serving a defined Public Health Region.


  • Preschool Technical Assistance Network

    PTAN is a grant-funded statewide technical assistance and support network that promotes quality, developmentally appropriate and culturally competent early childhood education and special education programs.


  • The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration

    The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (BCDHSC) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families.


  • The Community College System of New Hampshire

    The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) is a public system of higher education consisting of seven independent colleges, plus local academic centers.


  • The New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children

    To support and advance the professional development of affiliate members in their efforts to provide quality care and education for the children of New Hampshire.


  • The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

    The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund provides the financing and educational tools people need to have affordable homes, quality jobs, and child care, and to become financially independent


State Resources


  • NH Care Path

    NHCarePath connects you to a range of information, assistance, and care throughout New Hampshire, from caregiver resources and services for aging, disability and independent living to counseling and financial planning tools.


  • NH Department of Health and Human Services

    New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services Home Page.


  • NH Easy

    Apply for Cash, Medical, SNAP (Food Assistance), Child Care, Medicare Beneficiary and Long Term Care Assistance.


  • NH Family Centered Early Supports & Services

    NH Family Centered Early Supports & Services is designed for children birth through age three who have a diagnosed, established condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay, are experiencing developmental delays, or are at risk for substantial developmental delays if supports and services are not provided.


  • The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration

    The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (BCDHSC) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and their families.


Statewide Child and Family Advocacy Groups


  • New Futures Kids Count

    New Futures Kids Count focuses on collecting and disseminating state-level data, policy recommendations, and tools for legislators, public officials, and advocates to advance policies for NH children and families.


  • New Hampshire Children’s Trust

    New Hampshire Children’s Trust strives to improve systems and public policies to support healthy outcomes for children and eliminate child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire.


  • Save the Children Action Network

    Save the Children Action Network builds bipartisan bill and voter support to make sure every child in NH has access to high-quality early learning and that no mother or child dies from a preventable disease or illness.


  • Smart Start New Hampshire

    Smart Start is a coalition that works at the state level to advocate for child-positive legislation and representatives to ensure that NH supports its current and future workforce with access to quality, affordable childcare and further strategies for healthy child development.


  • Waypoint

    Empowering people of all ages through an array of human services and advocacy.


Health & Wellness Resources


  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

    Allergies are a major cause of illness in the United States. As many as 50 million people - about one in five - have allergies. 


  • An Official New Hampshire Government Website 

    Interested in researching a town or city in New Hampshire? This site will link you directly to the town or city’s Web Site.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    CDC 24/7. Saving Lives, Protecting People.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Milestone Tracker

    Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing. 


  • Foundation for Healthy Communities

    The Foundation for Healthy Communities helps to improve health and health care in communities through education and partnerships that engage individuals and organizations. 


  • Healthy Children from American Academy of Pediatrics

    Powered by Pediatricians. Trusted by Parents. 


  • NH Healthy Families

    New Hampshire Healthy Families works with NH Medicaid and health insurance programs committed to transforming the health of the community one individual at a time. 


  • NH Hospital Association

    Map of hospitals in New Hampshire 


  • NH Regional Public Health Network

    The goal of the New Hampshire Regional Public Health Networks is for all New Hampshire residents to be healthy and safe. Currently, there are 13 Regional Public Health Networks statewide, each serving a defined Public Health Region.


  • Parenting NH

    Parenting NH offers a list of Health and Wellness Centers in New Hampshire.


  • Tick Free NH

    Tick Free NH is an initiative supported by a New Hampshire funder, local businesses, and a group of New Hampshire public health, environmental health, and childcare professionals who share our mission of providing the most up to date information to New Hampshire residents about how to prevent tick encounters and protect themselves from tick bites.