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New Futures collects and disseminates critical and reliable state-level data, makes policy recommendations, and provides tools for legislators, public officials, and advocates to advance positive policies for children and families in New Hampshire.

They train partners to advocate for strong and proven policies for the future health and prosperity of New Hampshire’s children.

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Top Priorities for 2021

Ensuring funding and access to quality child care for all New Hampshire families, including advocacy for CARES funding to support increased access for providers and families.

Securing support for the facilitating organization model and system of family resource centers.

Enhancing Medicaid benefits to support maternal and child health outcomes.

Increasing grassroots and grasstops support for public pre-k.

New Hampshire’s 2020 Early Childhood Policy Landscape and Progress:

$1.56B STATE BUDGET
Estimated FY20 State General Fund Expenditures

UNALIGNED GOVERNMENT
House (D), Senate (D),
Governor (R)

22% LOW-INCOME
26,931 Young Children (0-8) are Below 200% FPL

Support for investments in early childhood is growing. New Hampshire received a Preschool Development Grant (PDG), and Governor Chris Sununu unveiled a new early childhood governance structure, which aims to enhance coordination and break down administrative silos.

The 2020 legislative process was completely upended following New Hampshire’s declaration of a public health emergency. Bills that were, at the time, halfway through the legislative process, completely stalled. To keep government functioning, the New Hampshire Legislature convened remotely to vote on only a handful of omnibus bills.

Download the full 50-State report.

The Alliance for Early Success 2020 50-State Progress Report on Early Childhood Policy expands state data (disaggregating low-income young children by race) and provides high-level state policy trend analysis for the nation as a whole. Click the cover to go to the download page.

State Budget Data: National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), “Table 4: Fiscal 2020 State General Fund, Estimated (Millions); The Fiscal Survey of the States.” Spring, 2020
Low-Income Data (including disaggregation by race): National Center for Children in Poverty, “NCCP Analysis of ACS 1-year Estimates—Public Use Microdata Sample, 2019.”
State Action Data: Provided by state advocates, October-November 2020, with analysis and synthesis by Frontera Strategy for Alliance for Early Success, “Protecting Progress and Investing in Scale: The 2020 50-State Progress Report on Early Childhood Education Policy.”
Additional State Actions: Mincic, Melissa,  Early Care and Education, State Budget Actions, Fiscal Year 2020. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), October 2020. 
The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape New Hampshire early childhood state policy.

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