The NH Parent Information and Resource Center (NH State PIRC) is a US Department of Education-funded program aimed at improving student academic performance by increasing parental involvement in children’s education. NH State PIRC offers workshops, publications, toolkits, newsletters, tip sheets, and support to parents, PTA’s, schools, school districts, and community organizations. In most cases, our services are entirely free.
NH State PIRC focuses on four primary areas: Early Childhood Reading and Language Development, including School Readiness; Parental Involvement in Education; Family-School-Community Partnerships; and the No Child Left Behind education law.Our aim is to assist parents, schools, parent-teacher goups, community organizations and businesses to take a more proactive role in promoting parents' involvement in their children's education.To learn more about these topics, click on any of the topic windows above or use the navigation menu above or the quick picks menu to the left.
Our Services and Resources
For Parents of Infants and Toddlers
- Preparing Your Child to Read and Learn
- Understanding the Stages of Child Development
- Parenting Information andsupport, including tip sheets, DVDs, and CDs
- Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness workshops and materials
- Literacy Volunteer Program
For Parents of School-Age Children
- Understanding the “No Child Left Behind” Education Law
- Workshops for improving at-home learning
- Identifying and referral to community resources
- Toll-free Parent Helpline 1-866-9NHPIRC (866-964-7472)
- Parenting Information and support, including tip sheets, DVDs, and CDs
- Training and Technical Assistance for Increasing Parent Involvement, Developing stronger Family-School-Community Partnerships, and meeting Title I Section 1118 Goals
- School Community Index — A tool for assessing parent involvement and school climate
- Home-and-School Communication Toolkit
- Online Resources
See also our Events Page.