NCC is working with the New Hampshire Department of Education to deepen the commitment to quality early learning across the state. On January 22, 2015, NCC facilitated a meeting of the Commissioner’s Task Force on Early Learning which included teachers, specialists, principals, and superintendents. Commissioner Virginia M. Barry welcomed the Task Force members and announced that early learning is one of her top priorities.
The Task Force provided a forum for discussion about the state’s early learning standards and the supports needed to build capacity. The work includes identifying barriers to implementation, including clarifying communications and policies from the state and improving training materials and online presentation of standards. NCC will continue to work with the New Hampshire Department of Education staff to address the challenges and ideas generated during the January 22 meeting and to continue to build capacity throughout the state.