Coös Coalition for Young Children and Families

Why we are:

The Coös Coalition for Young Children and Families works to promote optimal cognitive, physical, social and emotional development for children birth through 5 in Coös and the surrounding communities. Research shows that children with healthy social and emotional development are more likely to succeed in school, feel self-confident and work effectively with others. When families and communities support healthy development in children from an early age, children have a better chance of becoming productive adults and contributing members of a community.

Who we are:

The Coalition comprises diverse stakeholders from the following systems: health and mental health, early care and education, family support services, child welfare, K-12 education, and higher education. Agencies and organizations represented on the coalition are listed here. The Coalition's work provides meaningful opportunities for these systems to establish or maintain connections and collaborate.

Currently, the Coalition's work is supported by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.

The Coalition is managed by Catherine P. McDowell. For more information, or to get involved, contact Cathy by Phone: 603-466-5105 || e-mail:


What we do:

The Coalition collaborates with primary school educators, early care and education providers, family support workers, mental health professionals, healthcare providers and families in Coös to create a coordinated system for screening and use of evidence based strategies that will support positive growth and development for young children from birth through age 5 in Coös County.

Our Vision and Mission:

Coös Coalition

Our vision is to promote a coordinated, sustainable system of supports for families and children birth through 5 that encourages positive social, physical, emotional and cognitive growth for optimal child development.

Our mission is to promote optimal development for children birth through five and their families in Coös and surrounding communities.

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