2016 Annual Report Available


2018 Award of Excellence

Now accepting nominations for the 2018 Award of Excellence! Click here to learn more.

Part Time Help Needed!

Please see attached information regarding a part-time Administrative position for NHAIMH.

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Effects on Poverty Articles

Click here to view articles on the effects of poverty and children.

Sandra Hogan - 2017 Award Recipient


Spark NH presents the 2016 Gubernatorial Forum on Young Children

Spark NH Presents a Gubernatorial Forum on Young Children

Concord, NH – Spark NH is pleased to announce the 2016 Gubernatorial Forum on Young Children. This ticketed event will be held at Saint Anselm College on August 30 at TBD. Spark NH will co-host this event with: Business NH Magazine, Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, Carroll County Early Childhood Coalition, Carsey School of Public Policy, Child and Family Services of NH, Child Care Aware of NH, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Coös Coalition for Young Children and Families, Couch Family Foundation, Early Learning NH, Endowment for Health, Every Child Matters, Family Support NH, Granite United Way, Grappone Automotive Group, HNH Foundation, Hypertherm, Impact Monadnock, Kocher & Company, Inc., Laconia Early Childhood Workgroup, Manchester Community Health Center, Moms Rising, Monadnock United Way, New Futures, New Hampshire Academy of Family Physicians, NH Afterschool Network, New Hampshire Association for Infant Mental Health, NH Association for the Education of Young Children, New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, NH Association of School Principals, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, NH Child Care Advisory Council ,NH Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, NH Children’s Trust, NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, NH Coalition for Business and Education, NH College and University Council, NH Community Behavioral Health Association, NH Community Loan Fund, NH Fiscal Policy Institute, NH Forum on the Future, NH Head Start Directors Association, NH Health and Equity Partnership, NH Interagency Coordinating Council, NH Kids Count, NH Listens, NH Medical Society, NH Pediatric Society, NH Providers Association, NH School Administrators Association, New Hampshire Women's Foundation, Northeast Delta Dental, Our Kids New Hampshire, Parent Information Center of New Hampshire, Partners for Community Wellness, State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice, The Mom's Place at Catholic Medical Center, United Way of Greater Nashua, and United Way of the Greater Seacoast.

Laura Milliken, Director of Spark NH, stated "Early childhood development is a critical issue across communities in New Hampshire. We know that innovative states and communities have designed early childhood systems that produce long term, tangible results for children and families. We look forward to hearing from all of the candidates about their vision for youngest generation, and are excited to offer them an opportunity to address the wide variety of stakeholders involved in the early childhood system – business and community leaders, early childhood professionals, and public officials from the legislature and state agencies."

Spark NH is the governor-appointed early childhood advisory council created to promote a comprehensive system of early childhood programs and services in New Hampshire. Their mission is to provide leadership that promotes a comprehensive, coordinated, sustainable early childhood system that achieves positive outcomes for young children and families, investing in a solid future for the Granite State.

For more information on Spark NH, visit this page: http://sparknh.com/

Zero to Three Magic of Every Day Moments video series

This link from Zero to Three is for the Magic of Every Day Moments video series.

It features are several videos on the topics of:

  • The building blocks of development
  • Brain Wonders- Nurturing healthy brain development
  • Temperament
  • Early literacy
  • Attachment and limit setting
  • The Role of fathers
  • Nurturing relationships
  • managing challenging behaviors, and
  • supporting early development


ECFMHC Credentialed

Congratulations! Click here to see the list of the newest ECFMHC credentailed

Members can request funding for Community Education & Awareness Activities!

Members Only: Mini Grants for Community Education and Awareness Activities!

If you are a member and have an idea for Community Education and Awareness Activities, please fill out the grant request form and submit for review! Go to Board Activities section to apply!

ECFMHC Report and Summary!

The report for the Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Core Competency Profiles and Self-Identified Professional Development Goals Among Staff Serving Young Children 2011-2013 is now available. The summary of workforce sectors is also available. Click the links of the reports to view them!

Abecedarian TED talk

Click Here for the Abecedarian TED Talk - a piece discussing the impact of quality early childhood prograns on lifelong benefits to the individual and the community.