PTAN is a grant-funded statewide technical assistance and support network that promotes quality, developmentally appropriate and culturally competent early childhood education and special education programs.

PTAN activities are directly responsive to the mission and vision of its funders, the Bureau of Special Education/NH Department of Education, the Child Development Bureau/NH Department of Health and Human Services and over forty school district’s statewide. It’s a project of the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC) in Bedford, NH.


NH 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.

Locate the Preschool Special Education Contact Person or Special Education Administrator in a specific NH town or School District. Search our contacts database »

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PTAN is developing a coaching cohort to support the implementation of the Pyramid Model.  These content coaches will work with practitioners supporting preschool children with disabilities in NH school districts participating in iSocial, the NH SSIP (State Systemic Improvement Plan).

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NH Inclusive Child Care

The PTAN Child Care Inclusion Program provides FREE (grant-funded) services to NH child care programs to support their successful inclusion and retention of children with challenging behaviors and other special needs. Early childhood inclusion embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the:

Right of every infant and young child to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society regardless of ability.

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State Departments Early Childhood Education Resources

Department of Education »


Spark NH »

NH Association for the Education of Young Children »

ChildCare Aware of NH »

Race 2K »

Spark NH »


Federal Early Childhood Education Resources

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning »

The Pyramid Model Consortium »

ECTA Center »

Division for Early Childhood »

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation »

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) »