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 »

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers


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.

“PTAN is more relevant than ever and a much needed resource for those involved in preschool special education.” – NH Preschool Special Education Coordinator


SEE Change: Sustainable Early Engagement for Change

The purpose of this project is to support New Hampshire’s commitment to ensuring that young children, birth to five receive effective early intervention and early childhood special education services that improve child outcomes.

SEE Change is a task force of Spark NH, an early childhood advisory council created to promote a comprehensive system of early childhood programs and services in New Hampshire.

State Departments Early Childhood Education Resources


Federal Early Childhood Education Resources