Family Resource Center @ Gorham
Child and Family Services, Coos County Family Health Services, Indian Stream Health Center, Northern Human Services, Weeks Medical Center, North Country Health Consortium, Project Support: The University of New Hampshire Carsey Institute
2008 Survey of Coos Families with Children 0-6
(pdf file format)
What We Know About Kids in Coos
The Coos Family Support Project was created to support a coordinated system of sustainable services for families with children aged 0-6 in Coos County to prevent child maltreatment, promote wellness and support positive social, emotional and cognitive growth for optimal child development.
When kids participate in early intervention programs, low-income children are more likely to:
"Recent research documents the high returns that early childhood programs can pay in terms of subsequent educational attainment and in lower rates of social problems such as teenage pregnancy and welfare dependency. The most successful early childhood programs appear to be those that cultivate both cognitive and non-cognitive skills and that engage families in stimulating learning at home."
Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman
"Childhood Development= Economic Development"
- by Arthur J. Roinick and Rob Grunewald published in 2003 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"Research has shown that investment in early childhood development programs brings a real (that is inflation adjusted) public return of 12% and a real total return, public and private of 16%. We are unaware of any other economic development effort that has such a public return and yet early childhood development is rarely viewed in economic terms."