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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8e330000Stories and conversations about disparities in early childhood education and access to technology in N.H. Part of the NHPR News series The First Decade.View the entire series, or find stories by topic:Main Series PageHome & FamilyHealth & NutritionEducationPlayPolitics & Policy

The First Decade: Early Education in N.H.

Jason Moon

We continue our series The First Decadewith early education.  Research shows that a child’s foundation for success in school is established at a very young age, through high-quality care at home or at pre-school - and in New Hampshire, moving from half to full-day kindergarten.  Yet, some also caution that how we teach our youngest kids is just as important as where.


  • Kristin Barden – kindergarten teacher at Beech Street School in Manchester.
  • Katie Brissette – deputy director of Early Learning NH, a nonprofit that advocates for early learning programs, such as child care, Head Start, and preschool.
  • Mary Earick – administrator of the Bureau of Integrated Programs for the N.H. Department of Education and state director of Title I. She was formerly a professor in the field of early childhood education.


  • Alia Wong – education editor for The Atlantic.  You can read some of her coverage here.  
  • Sam Evans-Brown – NHPR’s education reporter.

Listen to an audio postcard from Beech Street Elementary School in Manchester:

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