State / Regional Resources

As a Director, there are many resources available right at your fingertips! Search through this list to find a variety of businesses/organizations that are dedicated to helping, training and educating your needs as a provider.

Local / State

AskPetra (Prevention Education Treatment Recovery Assistance)
AskPETRA is the North Country Health Consortium’s response to Northern New Hampshire’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) crisis. This free service provides local training and one-on-one help to connect adults, families, and providers with the knowledge they need to understand, prevent, and treat SUD.

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire provides training and professional development opportunities to assist providers in enhancing and increasing their competencies. A variety of other training opportunities are also offered throughout the State that meet the needs and interests of providers, including night and weekend training, e-conferences, special events and peer learning communities.

Coös County Family Health Services
Coös County Family Health Services provides comprehensive office-based primary care services. These services include health care provided by NH licensed MDs, Nurse Practitioners (NP), Physician Assistants (PA), including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, preventive services, screening, and health education according to evidence-based guidelines, assessment of need for social and nutrition services, and appropriate referrals to health and behavioral health specialty providers.

Coös Coalition for Young Children and Families
The Coös Coalition for Young Children and Families works to promote optimal cognitive, physical, social and emotional development for children birth through 8 in Coös and the surrounding communities.

Northern Human Services
Northern Human Services assists and advocates for children affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities and related disorders in living meaningful lives.

SAU’s for Special Education
Work with the Special Education Department at your area school district to see what resources they offer.

The Family Resource Center
The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a non-profit organization serving the needs of children and families in NH’s North Country. FRC responds to the community’s needs and remains committed to focusing their services and programming on working with individuals and families to aid them in learning and adopting skills that will fortify them on their journey to healthy family functioning.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS is the largest agency in New Hampshire state government and responsible for the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of New Hampshire.

Division for Children, Youth and Families
The Division for Children, Youth and Families manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire’s children and youth and their families. DCYF staff provide a wide range of family-centered services with the goal of meeting the needs of parents and their children and strengthening the family system

NH Early Childhood and Afterschool Professional Development System
Criteria for this system include Core Knowledge Areas, Education and Specialized Coursework, Work Experience, On-going Training, and a Professional Development Plan based on the self-assessment of NH Early Childhood Workforce Specialized Competencies.

Child Care Licensing
NH’s Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Licensing Unit ensures that children attending NH childcare programs are in safe and healthy environments and are provided with care, supervision and developmentally appropriate activities that meet each child’s physical and emotional needs.


Ages and Stages Questionnaires
Ages & Stages Questionnaires® provides reliable, accurate developmental and social-emotional screening for children between birth and age 6. Drawing on parents’ expert knowledge, ASQ has been specifically designed to pinpoint developmental progress and catch delays in young children—paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention, or monitoring.

New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)
NCPMI assists states and programs in their implementation of sustainable systems for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs.