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Vroom launches in the Monadnock Region

Vroom is a series of creative tools and materials that inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments. Developed with input from parents, early childhood experts, neuroscientists, and community leaders, Vroom has the potential to positively impact the early years of children across the country.

Impact Monadnock’s Family Supports Project Team has been working hard to identify community partners and organizations who can build relationships with parents, families and child caregivers so that Vroom’s tools and materials can be distributed.

Vroom had its first mini-launch at the 3rd Annual Baby & Toddler Expo on April 2nd, and another launch event will take place at the The Children & the Arts Festival on May 20th.

Legislative Forum on Children and Families in the Monadnock Region


On October 10th from 6-8 PM at Keene State College, Impact Monadnock, in partnership with the American Democracy Project of Keene State College, will host a Legislative Forum on Children and Families in the Monadnock Region.

All are welcome to attend this free, public event to talk to local decision-makers about issues affecting children and families in the Monadnock Region. Guest speaker MaryLou Beaver of Every Child Matters will share information about the “Opportunity Gap” and children’s issues at the state level.

Click on the flyer for a downloadable PDF version. For more information, please contact Marj Droppa at 603-352-4209 or

Community Action Forums coming soon to a school near you

Community_Conversations_Flyer_08292016-rev3Don’t forget! Impact Monadnock, Monadnock Region school districts, and River Valley Community College will be hosting Monadnock Region Community Action Forums on Early Childhood in the upcoming weeks.

These forums will offer:

  • Opportunities for communities to make their voices heard about the challenges facing our young children and families and how best to tackle them.
  • Opportunities to create understanding and awareness of the importance of investing in early childhood as a way to improve the overall well-being of the Monadnock Region.

Forums will be facilitated by New Hampshire Listens, a civic engagement initiative of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Listens works at the local and state level to support civil, public deliberation of complex issues affecting everyday lives.

Click on the flyer to see the complete listing of dates and locations.

Registration open for Early Childhood Summit: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Registration has opened for the Early Childhood Summit: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, scheduled to take place from 9:00-11:00 AM on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Keene State College. The national keynote speaker is Erin Ramsey, the Senior Manager of Mind in the Making at the Bezos Family Foundation.  Tickets are free, but space is limited.  Click here to see the flyer for full details.