New Hampshire Child Care Grants, Programs and Services

Whether you are looking to start a child care program in New Hampshire or are a seasoned owner, there are many resources available to help fund your programs. Each state has a primary agency or organization responsible for subsidizing child care programs. They partner with local child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agencies and shared services organizations to raise awareness of grant opportunities and support the distribution of funding. They also provide additional programs and services to help you run your business. 

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New Hampshire Child Care Grants, Programs and Services 

Primary State Agency (Child Care Development Fund)

This primary agency oversees early care and education programs and services in New Hampshire, and they are responsible for subsidizing child care programs from federal and state child care grants. Visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R Agency)

Child Care Resource & Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) are another great resource for assisting child care providers with available grants and funding and other resources. Find your local CCR&R.

Shared Services Organizations

The community of ECE leaders working to provide services to support sustainable child care programs is growing all the time. Reach out to your local organizations to learn more about their services. Visit State Early Learning Alliance (SELA) of NH. 

Champions of Mixed Delivery Monthly Call

The Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC) and National Child Care Association (NCCA) and are partnering to offer Champions of Mixed Delivery, a series of monthly check-in calls to share and receive updates about key proposals, coordinate messaging and talking points and share resources for advocacy. View dates and register for a call here.

New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Requirements

Learn more about child care licensing requirements in New Hampshire.   

Learn more about New Hampshire early learning standards

New Hampshire Early Childhood Education Quality Ratings, Curriculum and Assessments

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) 

Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. Many states require these quality standards in order to receive grants and additional funding. Learn more at Granite Steps for Quality.

State-Aligned Curriculum

Feel confident knowing your curriculum aligns to your state standards. Procare Early Learning by Learning Beyond Paper provides a 100% digital curriculum and assessments addressing the needs of child care centers, daycares, preschools and early learning teachers.


Simplify the assessment process and meet New Hampshire state standards with a unique early childhood assessment framework that makes clarity a key strength of your child care center’s assessments and communications.

Average Cost of Child Care in New Hampshire

Understanding the cost of child care in New Hampshire is important for both parents and child care providers. 

Annual Child Care Costs in New Hampshire
When you’re ranking child care costs by state with the most expensive options at the top, New Hampshire is about a third of the way down. Infant care in New Hampshire costs an average of $15,340 per year.

Child Care Affordability in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s costly child care is especially hard on minimum wage earners. The median New Hampshire family spends around 12% of their pay to place a child in infant care. 

More Information on New Hampshire Child Care

New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services oversees center-based and home-based child care services, providing child care management requirements and licensing guidelines for providers.

View child care costs in other states.

Professional Development Resources

Professional development programs are designed to encourage, support and recognize early childhood professionals seeking to expand their skills to raise the quality of their programs. View a list of professional development resources for child care providers here.