John DeJoie has announced his resignation as New Hampshire Kids Count Legislative Program Director and the NH CAN (Child Advocacy Network) Coordinator, effective June 9.

“John’s strong legislative knowledge and motivation will be missed,” said Elaine VanDyke, Chairperson of the Board of NH Kids Count. John has spent six years as a contractor to NH Kids Count. “We wish John every success as he concentrates on his faculty position at the University System of New Hampshire," VanDyke concluded.


NH Kids Count joined NHPR twice during its series “The First Decade: Early Childhood Disparities and the Future of N.H.’s Kids” held from May 18-22 to discuss the well-being of NH's children.

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The most comprehensive Data source on child well-being in NH, the NH KIDS COUNT 2015 Data Book features 32 indicators, county-by-county comparisons, and summary sheets. Check it out today to see how kids in your community are doing.


A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation released on November 12, explores barriers low-income families and their children face, and potential solutions. "We have to work on helping kids and helping parents at the same time..."


Laura Speer, Associate Director for Policy Reform and Advocacy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation will be speaking at the Children's Summit 2014 on the Foundation's newest report, Creating Opportunity For Families: A Two-Generation Approach. Register for the Summit Today!


Fall is a busy time for NH CAN.  Partners begin selecting Priorities for New Hampshire's Children with the Kick Off, hold multiple work group sessions and vote on the final 2015 Priorities.