Less than half of New Hampshire's children who receive child care scholarships are in "Licensed Plus" or Nationally Accredited facilities. Licensed Plus is a quality designation that recognizes NH child care programs for efforts to improve the quality of care for young children and rewards programs that strive to improve their practices and staff qualifications. Accredited programs have gone through a process of self-study and outside evaluation and have met higher standards of quality child care. Please visit NH Child Care Scholarships for more information about scholarship eligibility requirements.
Data source: Direct data request to New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Children, Youth and Families, Bureau of Organizational Learning & Quality Improvement.
Note: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services provides a list of all Licensed Plus Child Care Providers in the state.
National Accrediting bodies include:
National Asssociation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredits child care center. Please note: All accredited programs partcipating in the NH Child Care Scholarship Program are currently accredited by this association.
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) accredits providers that care for children in the provider's own home.
Council on Accreditation (COA) accredits programs that provide care when school-age children are not in school.
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