At-A-Glance
March 15, 2018
A quick look at what's happening!
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. ” 
―  Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
This month several surveys and forms have been sent out to providers throughout the State of NH. Child Care Aware of NH has gotten some questions about the information being sent out and thought it would be helpful if each piece was explained in one spot.
  • The 2018 Annual Provider Update is for Child Care Aware of NH. It allows CCAoNH to provide accurate referrals to families who are looking for child care. For example, a family might call and say, "I need care that starts at 6:00 am in blank town. I have a 2 and 4 year old..." CCAoNH then provides the family with a tailored list of program referrals that meets their specific needs. CCAoNH takes the information programs give them during the Annual Provider Update to maintain their database with accurate information. (Mailed on March 2, 2018)
  • The 2018 Annual Provider Survey is for Child Care Aware of NH. Survey results are used to assist us in assessing current program services and to inform future planning. (Coming Soon)
  • The Market Rate Survey is done by Michael Kalinowski under a contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration. The Market Rate Survey collects data for a number of reasons. One important reason is that the results from this survey are used to set scholarship rates for licensed NH programs. (Mailed on March 6, 2018)

What's New on the Website!
  • We have added an Eventbrite link directing people to our Eventbrite page at the top of our website. It is located by the Facebook and Pinterest icons. Look for the orange E icon.
  • A part of the Behavior Guidance and Treatment of Children section from the Child Care Licensing Rules was added to our Child Care licensing page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view it.
Professional Development Opportunities 
The 2017-2018
Annual Training Calendar
The Annual Training Calendar is a great tool to plan for professional development. It shows all of the trainings that CCAoNH will host from September 2017- June 2018.
“Life is like a compass. When you set your goals correctly, it will take you to the RIGHT direction.” - Anonymous

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar.
Training Updates

There have been a few changes in the Annual Training Calendar. Our e-newsletter will always have the most up to date changes for locations and times of trainings. Thank you for your understanding in recognizing that some changes will arise due to trainer and host site needs and availability. 

Rescheduled Trainings:
  • CCB: What Are You Trying to Say? Behavior is an Attempt to Communicate, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:15-9:15 pm, Rochester Child Care Center, 95 Charles Street, Rochester, 03867 (Originally scheduled for March 14, 2018.)
  • Ouch That Hurts! Multiple Perspectives on Biting, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm, Ark Learning Center, 410 Main Street, Tilton, 03276 (Originally scheduled for March 7, 2018.)
  • Three Part Series in Nashua: Meaningful Connections, Build Resilience: Part 3 Making The Most of Everyday Interactions With Families, Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm, Creative Years, 30 Broad Street, Nashua, 03064 (Originally scheduled for March 8, 2018.)
  • Greater Nashua Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, March 29, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Child Learning Center, 5 Saint Laurent Street, Nashua, 03064 (Originally scheduled for March 8, 2018.)
CCAoNH is hosting a series of Child Care Licensing Unit Question and Answer Training Sessions.

Click   here  or on the flyer for the most current printable copy.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon to register for trainings.
Click  here  or on the Eventbrite Icon to register for trainings with a cost.
Click  here  or on the Webinar Icon to register for Live Webinars.
Child Care Aware Training Academy

Looking for even more professional development opportunities? Check out Child Care Aware Training Academy. Click  here  or on the picture for more details. 
Resources to Share With Families
Want to become a brain builder?
Check out Vroom at vroom.org to see how using the activities like Feeding Memories can help foster brain development in young children
Please note that Vroom has updated its website. Check it out at vroom.org .
March is a month to celebrate!

Spring is upon us, although it may not look this way right now. Check out this list of the best playgrounds in NH by Parenting NH. Share this with families. What a great way to celebrate spring by checking out a new playground!
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Updates to the NH Professional Registry
Two new questions have been added to the My Registry Record section of the NH Professional Registry. Please take a moment to go into your account, review those questions and answer where applicable. 
The first question asks if you have completed emergency planning training. This topic is part of the newly required Health and Safety trainings . The second questions asks who is willing and able to assist in an a local or statewide emergency.

Disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Emergency planning is a way to stay safe and support your communities in a time of need. Tracking this information will provide comprehensive list of who to contact to assist during/after a disaster. 
You're Invited to the 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Grace Capital Church
543 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275

Click here or on the picture for more details!
play safe! be safe

The Public Education Division at the NH Fire Marshal’s Office is pleased to be hosting the award winning fire safety education program  play safe! be safe! ® created especially for children ages 3-5 on Friday 8:30-noon, April 6th at the NH Fire Academy.  
The three hour workshop:
  • Covers the preschool child’s perception of fire, the surprising frequency of children’s misuse of fire and approaches to teach young children fire safety. 
  • Provides all materials free of charge.
  • Targets early childhood educators, child care providers and fire & life safety educators.
 Participants will receive CEU eligible training and completion certificates.
 
Please click here or on the flyer for more details. Don’t wait to register! It is super easy.  Just email Mary MacCaffrie at Mary.MacCaffrie@dos.nh.gov  to secure your spot right now!
NH Immunization Conference

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Manchester Downtown Hotel
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Click here or on the picture for more details and to register.
If you have any questions, concerns or problems Please contact Courtney Castro at 603-573-3308 or courtney_castro@jsi.com
UNH Cooperative Extension has developed, in cooperation with Keene State College, a free online Put Child Care Wellness in Writing course with information and strategies on developing child care wellness policies. It includes best practices to help create a wellness policy for child care centers. To enroll go to https://canvas.instructure.com or email Lisa Richards at  lisadferr@comcast.net  for enrollment instructions. We would love for more New Hampshire child care staff to take the course!

The Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology (EC-SEAT) project provides a  $25,000 education award and iPad*  to graduate students admitted to the  Master of Education: Early Childhood Education: Special Needs  (ECSN) program at the University of New Hampshire.  Only 7 more awards available for summer and fall admission.
 
Learn more by visiting:
 
Before applying for the EC-SEAT award, prospective students must be admitted to the ECSN program. The ECSN program admits students on a rolling basis, and EC-SEAT applications are sent after admission. Email or call Carrie, the project coordinator to learn more! We welcome your questions and can support you with the application process. Email:  carrie.portrie@unh.edu ; Phone: 603-862-2676. 
Training Opportunity

The Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy is offering a new program for early education program directors and administrators:  Promoting Young Children’s Language, Literacy, and Social-Emotional Competencies: An Institute for Early Education Leaders .

Click here or on the flyer for more details .
Pyramid Model Readiness Training: Is Your Community Ready? 

A professional development opportunity sponsored by PTAN in collaboration with Project LAUNCH

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
CCAoNH Employment Opportunities
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire  is looking for dynamic new team players to join our ranks. If you are interested in a rewarding and fun position that helps families find high quality child care and assists early childhood programs with quality professional development and technical assistance (coaching and mentoring) then this is the place for you!

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is seeking:   

Bilingual Support Specialist
  • Provides bilingual support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Facilitates trainings and provides targeted technical assistance to early childhood professionals.
  • Assesses each regional area to meet cultural needs and to promote cultural competency.
  • Provides interpretation in second language as necessary. 
 Training and Technical Assistance Specialist:
  • Facilitates training opportunities.
  • Provides targeted technical assistance to early childhood professionals.
  • Provides support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Multiple positions available.
Click here for more information and to apply. 
Child Care Aware of NH Contact Information
Need Help? Support? Call our Training and TA Lines!
Main Toll Free Line: 1-855-393-1731 
Bilingual Support Line: 1-855-393-1731 x 28 

Regional Outreach Offices:        Training & TA/Help Lines:

Southern/Main Regional Office: 
Concord Regional Office: 
Eastern Regional Office:  
Western Regional Office:
Northern Regional Office:      
(603) 578-1386, x 32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(603) 752-1327
We hope you've enjoyed this edition of At-A-Glance. Look for future editions on the 15th of the month! Items for submission for At-A-Glance must be sent to  outreach2ccrr@snhs.org  before the 7th of each month with the subject line "At-A-Glance". 
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire also offers FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Child Care Resource and Referral Services (CCR&R) to families and early childhood professionals. 

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The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Children, Youth, and Families, Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and the US Department of Health and Human Services.