Tuesday, March 10, 2020

IN DECEMBER, UNH’s College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) announced a new $26.8 million preschool development grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support a range of early childhood care and education-focused initiatives. Kimberly Nesbitt, an assistant professor of human development and family studies, will serve as primary investigator on the grant, the largest ever awarded to a single faculty member in CHHS.

“While many educational and public health indicators rank New Hampshire above other states, there are disparities, particularly among New Hampshire’s most vulnerable families,” says Nesbitt, who co-led an earlier, $3.8 million grant from the same agency.

UNH will administer the grant, which will focus on children from birth to age 5, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Department of Education and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Written By:

    Callie Carr | Communications and Public Affairs