Jackie Cowell, Director of the organization “Early Learning New Hampshire”(ELNH) sat down with Sid today to discuss the nature and structure of pre-school programs in New Hampshire. Discussions involved the philosophy that drives early education programs and how we know they are working in the best interests of our children. The meaning of “effective” early childhood programs and how those programs contribute to developing the full potential in our young people was discussed. The notion of the condition known as “toxic stress” in pre-school children was discussed as well as how pre-school programs can help ameliorate such conditions. The organization “Child Care Resource and Referral Network of New Hampshire” can be source of help for those with questions and concerns about early learning programs. They can be reached by calling 1-855-393-1731.
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December 3, 2015