Welcome to PTAN

PTAN is a statewide technical assistance and support network that promotes quality, developmentally appropriate and culturally competent programs for New Hampshire's young children with special needs and their families. [more]

Preschool Special Education
The goal of preschool special education is "to enable young children to be active and successful participants during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings — in their homes with their families, in child care, in preschool or school programs and in the community." http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ECO/assets/pdfs/ECO_Outcomes_4-13-05.pdf

Click on the links below for resources and materials about:

Preschool Outcome Measurement System (POMS)
Preschool LRE (Least Restrictive Environment)
Parent Involvement
Early Transitions


Links to helpful websites:

NH DOE Bureau of Special Education
NH DOE Special Education Memorandum (Numbered)
The Early Childhood Outcomes Center
Parent Information Center
Family Resource Connection
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC)

NH Early Childhood Education/Special Education Contact Information
To locate the Preschool Special Education Contact Person or Special Education Administrator in a specific NH town or School District select from the options below:

Click on the links below to locate contact information for:


For more contact information about NH programs and services for young children and their families, go to the Family Resource Connection's "Directory of Children's Services"

Inclusive Child Care
The PTAN Child Care Inclusion Program provides grant-funded services to NH child care programs to support their successful inclusion and retention of children with challenging behaviors and other special needs. Services include consultation, staff development and support to develop successful partnerships with parents and preschool special education programs to benefit their work with children with special needs.

Click on the links below for resources and materials about

PTAN Child Care Inclusion Project
Preventing Child Care Expulsion
Including All Children in Child Care
Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors


Links to helpful websites:

NH DHHS Child Development Bureau
NH Child Care Resource & Referral
Early Learning NH
Spark NH