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Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties continue to accept applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide educational and family support services to over 600 children in the southern tier of New Hampshire.

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WIC New HampshireThe New Hampshire Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong, making sure that your family has what they need to live a healthy life.

WIC provides you with basic, healthy foods to assure that your family is getting the nutrition they need. Foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, juice, peanut butter, and cereal are available for your family. In October of 2009 new foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals, and soy options became available.

But that’s not all. The WIC Program also provides nutrition, breastfeeding, and health education as well as other services for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to the age of five.

WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent, or other legal guardian of a child under five, you can apply for WIC.

Nutrition Education  Nutrition Education

We’ll show you how to make healthy, affordable meals for your family with nutrition tips and recipes.

Prenatal NutritionPrenatal Nutrition

We help in giving your baby a healthy start. Through our prenatal education and food vouchers, we can help feed your baby long before delivery.

Health Care Referrals Health Care Referrals

We want you to have the medical help you need. Get referrals for immunizations, health care and other programs like Medicaid and Healthy Kids.

BreastfeedingBreastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to feed your new baby. We offer breastfeeding support, education and counseling.

Nutrition CounselingNutrition Counseling

Parents often worry about their child’s eating habits. Our WIC nutritionists can give you advice for all of your nutritional concerns.

Health ScreeningHealth Screening

Tracking your child’s growth will help you understand their health  and development.

CURRENT INCOME GUIDELINES

The Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, provides the following 185% Income Poverty Guidelines, effective May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:

WIC PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 $22,311 $1,860 $430
2 $30,044 $2,504 $578
3 $37,777 $3,149 $727
4 $45,510 $3,793 $876
5 $53,243 $4,437 $1,024
6 $60,976 $5,082 $1,173
7 $68,709 $5,726 $1,322
8 $76,442 $6,371 $1,471
For each additional family member add: $7,733 $645 $149

Check the income guidelines to see if you qualify for WIC. If your household’s total gross income is less than or equal to the amount listed you may be eligible. (Note: if you are pregnant, add one person to the size of your household.)

How to Apply for WIC Services

Find a WIC clinic closest to you at www.signupWIC.com, or call the State WIC Agency at 1-800-942-4321; OR

You can now use an online WIC Pre-screening Tool to see if you are eligible for WIC services. The Tool asks several questions about residential and income eligibility for WIC services. Visit the USDA's WIC Program at www.fns.usda.gov/wic and click on the "Am I Eligible?" banner on the page. As you proceed through the tool, you will also be able to see which WIC agency in NH to call for an appointment.

Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program provides nutrition education and nutritious foods to help keep pregnant women, new mothers, infants and preschool children healthy and strong through the NH WIC Program. The WIC Program has locations statewide and income eligible families are encouraged to apply. WIC Nutrition Services also administers other health and nutrition programs.

WIC Food Packages Time for a Change: WIC families receive more variety and healthier choices in their food items, including fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and infant foods.

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support a public awareness effort to increase awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding for both a mother and an infant as well as to provide resources and support to women breastfeeding.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your local WIC office.

SNHS is the local WIC agency for Hillsborough County.

Greater Manchester Communities, call

1 (800) 256-9880
Greater Nashua Communities, call

1 (877) 211-0723

Locations

You can also contact the state agency:

Call: 1 (800) WIC-4321 or 1 (800) 942-4321

Or visit: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/nhp/wic/

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:
The explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights legislation and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program of activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)              Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)               Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
childcareSouthern New Hampshire Services’ child care centers provide a high quality, affordable, dependable and nurturing atmosphere for the children of working parents and for those parents entering or reentering the workforce.

Program Services:

  • Highly qualified staff
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Individualized program designed to fit each child’s needs
  • Accepts NH Child Care Development Fund Scholarship
Health & Nutrition:

  • Work with families to address special health and nutritional needs
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack  provided
Program Options:

  • Full day child care is available for pre-school children in Nashua, Manchester and Hillsborough.
  • Extended day child care services are available on site for enrolled Head Start children.
  • Infant and toddler care available in Nashua and at our Early Head Start centers in Manchester and Nashua.

Child Care Aware

Do you need help finding child care?

Child Care Aware can help!


Southern NH Services, Inc. offers FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Child Care Aware. SNHS Child Care Aware provides services throughout New Hampshire to families and early childhood professionals out of five Regional Outreach Offices located in Concord, Keene, Nashua, Rochester and Tamworth.

Services Provided:

For Families:

  • FREE referrals to child care providers who meet the needs of you and your family
  • Information about how to choose high quality child care
  • Referrals to other community agencies if you have concerns about your child
  • Information about financial assistance to help pay for child care

For Early Childhood Professionals:

  • Information and support for licensing, credentialing, and accreditation
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Director and Leadership Collaborative Groups
  • Conference and training opportunities
  • Resources and information about local, state, and national child care related issues
  • Technical Assistance and Support
  • Professional Development

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The services described here are offered under an agreement with the State of NH-DHHS-DCYF-CDB with funds provided in part by the State of NH. Please keep in mind that CCR&R provides information NOT recommendations. CCR&R does not endorse any specific program or provider. It is your responsibility to choose the option that best suits your needs and those of your child.

 Child Care Aware

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Office Locations & Staff

CCR&R Outreach Office

Child Care Resource, Referral & Consultation

Training & Technical Assistance

Main/Southern Regional Outreach Office
88 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 578-1386, ext. 31 or
1(855) 393-1731
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(603) 578-1386, ext. 32 or
1(855) 393-1731
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Concord Regional Outreach Office
25 Hall Street, Suite 001D
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 227-6381 or
1(855) 393-1731
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(603) 227-6383 or
1(855) 393-1731
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Northern Regional Outreach Office
448 White Mountain Highway
Tamworth, NH 03886
(603) 323-7047 or
1(855) 393-1731
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(603) 323-7091 or (603) 752-1327 or 1(855) 393-1731
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Eastern Regional Outreach Office
21 McKinley Street
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 330-0962 or
1(855) 393-1731
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(603) 330-0961 or
1(855) 393-1731
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Western Regional Outreach Office
222 West St., Ste. 3-8
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 903-0840 or1(855) 393-1731
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(603) 903-0830 or1(855) 393-1731
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Program Manager: Tracy Pond (603) 578-1386, ext. 30 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the current CCR&R Staff & Location Directory HERE.

To search for care on-line using our automated system, please go to
www.nh.childcareaware.org
and click on “families”

Did you attend the “What Is In Your Infant & Toddler Consultation Tool Kit?” training opportunity on November 20, 2014 in Concord?


Please see the Modules, PowerPoint Presentations and Other Materials from this session below for your use:

Modules:

 PowerPoint Presentations:

 Other Material:

SNHS CCR&R Confidentiality Policy

Any information shared with SNHS, Inc. CCR&R program will be kept confidential.  We do not sell or distribute it in any way. The information is stored in our database and may be used in statistical or anecdotal form to advocate on behalf of children, families, and child care.  The database is password protected and accessible only by authorized CCR&R representatives.

Child Care AwareDo you need help finding child care?

Child Care Aware can help!

SNHS provides Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) services as Child Care Aware of New Hampshire. These services educate and support families, providers and the community regarding their child care needs. With regional outreach offices throughout the state, Child Care Aware of NH provides families with the consumer education, resources and referrals they need to find child care through free and confidential referral services. Child Care Aware of NH provides targeted technical assistance and support to child care providers and programs.

They develop and maintain a database of child care providers and programs, and provides child care training opportunities to enhance professional development. Child Care Aware of NH also advocates for quality, affordable child care for families and better wages and benefits for child care providers.

Services Provided:

For Families:

  • FREE referrals to child care providers who meet the needs of you and your family
  • Information about how to choose high quality child care
  • Referrals to other community agencies if you have concerns about your child
  • Information about financial assistance to help pay for child care

For Early Childhood Professionals:

  • Information and support for licensing, credentialing, and accreditation
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Director and Leadership Collaborative Groups
  • Conference and training opportunities
  • Resources and information about local, state, and national child care related issues
  • Technical Assistance and Support
  • Professional Development

FAIRY-TALE-FESTIVAL-2013

The services described here are offered under an agreement with the State of NH-DHHS-DCYF-CDB with funds provided in part by the State of NH. Please keep in mind that CCR&R provides information NOT recommendations. CCR&R does not endorse any specific program or provider. It is your responsibility to choose the option that best suits your needs and those of your child.

 Child Care Aware

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Regional Outreach Office Locations & Staff

Child Care Aware of NH Outreach Office

Child Care Resource, Referral & Consultation

Training & Technical Assistance

Main/Southern Regional Outreach Office
88 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 578-1386, ext. 31 or
1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(603) 578-1386, ext. 32 or
1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Concord Regional Outreach Office
25 Hall Street, Suite 001D
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 227-6381 or
1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(603) 227-6383 or
1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Northern Regional Outreach Office
448 White Mountain Highway
Tamworth, NH 03886
(603) 323-7047 or
1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(603) 323-7091 or (603) 752-1327 or 1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eastern Regional Outreach Office
21 McKinley Street
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 330-0962 or
1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(603) 330-0961 or
1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Western Regional Outreach Office
222 West St., Ste. 3-8
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 903-0840 or1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(603) 903-0830 or1(855) 393-1731
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Program Manager: Tracy Pond (603) 578-1386, ext. 30 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download the current CCR&R Staff & Location Directory HERE.

To search for care on-line using our automated system, please go to
www.nh.childcareaware.org
and click on “families”

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Head Start is a comprehensive child development program designed to foster the healthy development of preschool children and their families.

Child Development Services

  • Quality preschool education to promote school readiness skills;
  • Ongoing developmental screening and assessment to meet the varying needs of children;
  • Activities to build social and self-help skills.
Quality preschool education

Health & Nutrition

  • Work with families to address special health and nutritional needs;
  • Provide healthy meals and snacks;
  • Health & nutrition screenings.

Family Services

  • Parenting support and education;
  • Parent involvement opportunities and social activities;
  • Support with access to needed community services.

Program Options (vary by area)

  • Traditional part-year Head Start;
  • Head Start with extended day childcare.

Other

  • Children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 30th;
  • Income eligibility requirements for Head Start programming;
  • No cost for part day programming;
  • NAEYC and Licensed Plus designated centers.
  • Individualized services provided to meet the needs of children with disabilities
  • Staff supports families in identifying transportation resources

UPDATE: HEAD START MONITORING REVIEW

ClassroomFrom 5/20/2012 to 5/25/2012, Administration for Children and Families conducted an on-site monitoring review of the Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  Based on the information gathered during our review, it was determined that your Head Start and Early Head Start programs are in compliance with all applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards, laws, regulations and policy requirements.  Accordingly, no corrective action is required at this time.

View the Head Start | Early Head Start Annual Report

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