At-A-Glance
October 15, 2016
A quick look at what's happening!

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." ~ William Shakespeare
Professional Development Opportunities 
Annual Training Calendar
Check out our Annual Training Calendar to find professional development opportunities near you.  We are offering over 400 hundred hours of professional development this year!  
Click here or on the picture to open the Annual Training Calendar.
Please note below any changes to the Annual Training Calendar.
Changes to the Training Calendar
  • CCB: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care: Wednesday, October 19, 6:15-9:15 pmGreat Bay Kids Company, 64 Epping Road, Exeter, 03833 
  • CCR&R Volunteer OrientationWednesday, November 9th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, 03301
Time is Running Out...
Only Two Days Left to Register
 
The NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit
Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00 - 4:00 PM
Puritan Conference & Event Center
245 Hooksett Road
Manchester, NH 03104

Click here or on the flyer for a printable version.

Register through  Eventbrite or click the Eventbrite Icon below.

Register Now!
 
"Caring for Our Children:  Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference"  in Conway, NH on November 5, 2016
8:00 - 4:00 PM
Kenneth Middle School
136 Main Street
Conway, NH 03818

Click  here  or on the flyer for a printable version.

Register through  Eventbrite or click the  Eentbrite Icon below

Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon above to register for trainings.

Click here or on Eventbrite Icon above to register for trainings with a cost.

Directors' & Leadership Collaborative
Are you a Director, Administrator or an emerging Early Childhood Leader? Are you looking to collaborate with other providers in your region? Consider joining one of Child Care Aware of NH's Directors' & Leadership Collaboratives.

These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests and to provide program leaders with Child Care Aware of NH program updates, essential local and state information along with professional development opportunities.  Information on topics and trainings being addressed varies based on group interests. 
 
Click here to find a date, time, and location near you! Directors' Collaboratives may be found on page 28 of our Training Calendar.

CCLU Rule Revision Sessions
Register for a Child Care Aware of NH Directors' or  Leadership Collaborative near you to hear about:
  • Where CCLU is in the revision process
  • How you can become involved
  • Ask your questions
  • Tell CCLU your concerns

Please see below for CCLU Rule Revision Session near you. NEW DATES ADDED!  

Central Region
  • Concord Directors' Collaborative, Wednesday, November 29:30 - 11:30 am, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord
  • Laconia Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, January 179:30 - 11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 N Main Street, Laconia

Eastern Region

  • Seacoast Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, November 229:30 - 11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, Exeter
  • Rochester Directors' Collaborative, Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester 

Northern Region

  • Tamworth Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, December 226:30 - 8:30 pm, Tri County CAP Building, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth 
  • Lancaster Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, January 241:30 - 3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street, Lancaster 
Southern Region
  • Manchester Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, November 1, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, Manchester
  • Derry Directors' Collaborative, Wednesday, December 149:30 - 11:30 am, Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry

Western Region

  • Peterborough Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, January 56:30 - 8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough
  • Claremont Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, January 196:30 - 8:30 pm, River Valley Community College, 1 College Drive, Claremont

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 to the left for more details. 
Child Care Aware of NH Update
Child Care Aware of NH's website is under construction!
Be on the lookout for our new website going live  this month.  While it will be up and running,  this is an ongoing project.  Please bear with us as we work to build a more user friendly site for families and providers. 
Resources to Share With Families
    Click here or on the image above to watch the video.  
Vroom Video Tip:
Babble On

Check out one of Vroom's Tips on video!  Use these as inspiration for creating brain building moments with the children in your program.

Check Vroom out at www.joinvroom.org.

October is National Fire Prevention Month

Make an Escape Plan

It is important to have a plan when there are children in the home. Children sometimes need help getting out of the house, and they may not know how to escape or what to do unless an adult shows them.

  • Have a plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves. You will need to wake babies and very young children and help them get out. In your plan, talk about who will help each child get out safely.
  • Know two ways out of every room. It is important to find two ways out of every room in the house, in case one exit is blocked or dangerous to use.
  • Choose a meeting place outside the home. Children should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around. Help them practice going to the outside meeting place. Teach them to never go back inside a building that is on fire.

Keep Children Safe from Fire and Burns

Some children are curious about fire. There are simple steps you can take to keep you and the people you love safer from fire and burns.

  • Keep children 3 feet away from anything that can get hot. Space heaters and stove-tops can cause terrible burns. Keep children at least 3 feet away from stoves, heaters or anything that gets hot.
  • Keep smoking materials locked up in a high place. Never leave cigarette lighters or matches where children can reach them.
  • Never play with lighters or matches when you are with your children. Children may try to do the same things they see you do.

This information came from https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/children.html

Other Early Childhood News & Updates
 
  Click here or on the image above to for a printable flyer.  
Affordable Child Care Roundtable 
Family Friendly Economy will be hosting a roundtable on October 20th focused on child care here in New Hampshire.  They will have a panel sharing their expertise and experiences with childcare and hope to have all the local folks running for office attend and join the conversation.

Wolfeboro Affordable Child Care Roundtable

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Doors open at 5:45 pm
  • Refreshments available
  • The Children’s Center, 180 South Main Street, Wolfeboro 

RSVP  here ! Can't make the 20th? They will be hosting another roundtable in Antrim on October 27, 2016: RSVP to the Antrim event  here
Trauma Informed Early Childhood Services 
Highly Qualified Consultant Pilot Project
Through the TIECS-HQC project, early childhood providers (daycare, preschool, Head Start programs, home-visiting)  and agencies will have the opportunity to seek expert consultation regarding both individual students with challenging  behaviors, and whole classroom approaches to trauma-sensitive education.

To learn more about this program click here or on the flyer. 

Early Childhood Courses at Granite State College
Tuition assistance through the Early Childhood Tuition Assistance grant is available to teachers working a minimum of 25 hours per week and directors working a minimum of 30 hours per week in a NH licensed child care program. The grant may be applied toward one course each semester. You must complete an application each semester you wish to participate in the grant. 
Click here for more information.  

6th Annual New Hampshire Healthy Homes Conference

Who Should Attend?
Everyone Involved with Child Health and Development, Housing, Energy, Home Visitors and Family Services

Session Highlights

  Reaching the Hard To Reach:  How to encourage behavior change

 What’s on Tap?  Is your drinking water is healthy and safe

 Where’s the Crib? Leading causes of infant deaths in New Hampshire

What’s In Your Cabinet?  Reducing asthma risks through green cleaning

 Get the Lead Out!  Childhood Lead Poisoning In New Hampshire

Register Now

 General questions:
Contact Nancy Kilbride of Events Your Way or call (603) 472-4893

Job Opportunities
Job opportunities are included as a courtesy to programs requesting that information be shared and disseminated. Please note that Child Care Aware of NH will disseminate this information once through the next available e-newsletter depending upon the date sent. Submissions must be email ready and should be sent to outreach2ccrr@snhs.org. Those received by the 7th of the month will be included in the "At-A-Glance" e-newsletter and submissions received by the 25th of the month will be added in the "Monthly Minutes" e-newsletter.
Great Bay Kids' Company is hiring.

Click on each position below for more information.

Anyone interested should email Katelyn Dennis at k.dennis@greatbaykids.org. 

Child Care Aware of NH Contact Information

Need Help? Support? Call our Training and TA Lines!

Main Toll Free Line: 1-855-393-1731 

 Regional Outreach Offices Training  & TA/Help Lines:

Southern/Main Regional Office: 
Concord Regional Office:  
Eastern Regional Office:    
Wes tern Regional Office:
Northern  Regional Office:           
(603) 578-1386, x32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(603) 752-1327 or (603) 323-7091

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". 

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