Funding to Increase the Length of the Head Start Pre-School Day in Berlin & Littleton

Berlin & Littleton N.H. (PRESS RELEASE)-Head Start, a Tri-County Community Action Program, is excited to share the news of increased funds to support the longer school day for Head Start programs in Berlin and Littleton in Northern New Hampshire.  

Congress has recently appropriated $294 million in supplemental funding for existing Head Start and Early Head Start programs to increase the number of hours and days of services offered to children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Tri-County CAP Head Start has received a portion of this grant award to increase services to children and families of the North Country. Currently, Head Start, a Tri-County Community Action Program serves 235 children/210 families throughout Carroll, Coos and Grafton Counties. With this new funding, 85 of the enrolled children will now be offered extended hours in the Berlin and Littleton Head Start classrooms starting in the fall. Children that attend classes Monday through Friday from 8 till noon will now be able to extend their day until 2:00pm starting in September. These children will also attend classes until mid-June in 2018.

Evidence from research tells us that children who attend preschool programs for longer hours and more days are better prepared for school. We are very excited to be able to offer these extended services to more of our vulnerable children of the North Country!

Head Start is a federally funded free early childhood program for families with children between the ages of 3-5.  According to the Head Start annual program information report Tri County Community Action Head Start served 280 children/265 families in 12 center-based classrooms and three home base options in 9 locations within Carroll, Coos, and Grafton counties during the 2015-2016 program year.  We provide a high-quality, comprehensive program inclusive of health and developmental screenings, early childhood education, nutrition, socialization, behavioral health,  and support to families as their child’s primary educator.  

For more information about Head Start in Coos, Carroll and Grafton County, to enroll a child, to apply for a position, visit or call 603-752-7138

About Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc

Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc is dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of New Hampshire’s people and communities. We provide opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions in their communities.

Tri-County CAP is a nonprofit, multi-program agency with many projects and service locations. If you are unable to find the information you need about TCCAP or any of its programs on our website or, call one of our community contact centers located throughout northern New Hampshire.


Wyatt, age 3 from Woodsville Head Start

(Parents give permission for use of this photo)