At-A-Glance
March 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
 "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." ~ Dr Seuss
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
CCAoNH 2017 Annual Program Survey
Please take a moment to complete our 2017 Annual Program Survey.  Your feedback is important to us and we would love to hear from you!
2017 Annual Provider
Update is Available!
It's March and time to complete a full provider update!  

CCAoNH strives to provide families with high quality child care referrals in New Hampshire. In order for us to best serve families and your program, the information in our database must be current and accurate. 

We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete the 2017 Annual Provider Update Form.  Below are links to the Annual Provider Letter, Raffle, and Update forms.  

This year, the 2017 Annual Provider Update Form can be typed on the computer. Simply download the fillable form below.  If you prefer to print and complete your Annual Provider Update, use the printable form below.  Programs will also receive the 2017 Annual Provider Update Form in the mail.  

CCAoNH thanks you in advance for completing and returning your 2017 Annual Provider Update!  

Website Update
We are reorganizing the Provider tabs of our website to make it easier to find resources.  The change is coming soon, be on the lookout. 
Professional Development Opportunities 
Annual Training Calendar
Click here or on the picture to open the Annual Training Calendar.
Please note any changes to the Annual Training Calendar below.

Rescheduled Trainings:

  • CCB: What Are You Trying to Say? Behavior is an Attempt to Communicate: Tuesday, 3/21/176:15-9:15 pm, Sonshine Preschool, 53 Main Street, Derry, 03038
  • CCB: What Are You Trying to Say? Behavior is an Attempt Communicate: Monday3/27/17, 6:15-9:15 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough, 03458
  • The Music and Movement in Me: Thursday, 3/30/17, 6:30-8:30 pm, Nashua Child Learning Center, 5 Saint Laurent Street, Nashua, 03064
  • Trauma Informed Early Childhood Services: Saturday, 5/13/17, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Hampstead Academy, 314 East Road, Hampstead, 03841 
  • Food Allergies in a Nutshell: Thursday, 5/18/17, 6:30-8:00 pm, Tiny Twisters, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, 03235 
The Caring for Our Children:  Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference has SOLD OUT!
We thank everyone for their interest in this conference.  If you were unable to get tickets for this event, check out our Early Connections Conference coming soon to Plymouth, NH on May 6th.  
Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.

Train the Trainer:  Standards of Practice Flex Training Series

Monday, March 27, 2017
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Granite State College
25 Hall Street 
Concord, NH 03301

$25 - Registration Fee includes the training and copy of the book, “Early Learning Standards and Staff Development:  Best Practices in the Face of Change ” by Gaye Gronlund

This training will have a working lunch session, bring a bag lunch with you.

Register through Eventbrite.
 Registration is online only and pre-registration is required. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Using the NH ELS:  A Practical, Idea-Filled Day to Make the Standards Truly Come Alive in Your Early Childhood Program
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Holiday Inn Concord Downtown
172 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

$50-Registration fee includes lunch buffet and a copy of the book, "Making Early Learning Standards Come Alive" by Gaye Gronlund

Register through Eventbrite.
Registration is online only and pre-registration is required. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Click  here  or on the flyer for a printable copy.

Three Part Series: Brain Development with Scott Noyes 

Saturday, 4/29/17 Part I: Theory, Application, and Action Steps

Saturday, 6/3/17 Part II: Brain Rules and Applications

Saturday, 6/17/17 Part III: The Effects of Trauma and Stress in the Developing Brain

at The Common Man Inn 

231 Main Street,

Plymouth, NH 

 
Early Connections: Teaching in a Technological Age Conference

Plymouth, NH

Saturday, May 6, 2017
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 Collaboratives
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' or Leadership Collaboratives.

These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests as well as 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' & Leadership Collaboratives may be found on page 28 of our Annual Training Calendar.

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. 
Resources to Share With Families
Share Vroom with Your Families! 
 Vroom
The Brain Story

There is no time in life when the brain develops more rapidly than during the first five years. By building children’s brains from the earliest ages, you’re actually shaping the foundation for future learning. Here’s a glimpse at all that’s taking place inside a baby’s brain!

Click here or on the flyer to visit Vroom's website.  
IRS Earned Income Tax Credit

Click here for a flyer about the earned income tax credit.  Please share this tax information with your families. 
March is National Reading Month

Research findings have shown that literacy skills begin to develop at birth. Promote National Reading Month in your classroom and with your families.

Click on the button for activities and Ideas from the National Head Start Association (NHSA).
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Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals
An Introduction to the NH Early Learning Standards

March 22, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
To register go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1224512187049939459

April 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
To register go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2596613638072553731

Credit for attending a session will appear on your training transcript in the NH Professional Registry within 5 business days after the training.

Afterschool and Early Childhood Licensing Q & A
The  Coös County Director Network in collaboration with CCAoNH is offering a CCLU Q & A. C ome to this information training session and meet with Child Care Licensing Staff, Terri Peck and Melanie Smith. This is the perfect opportunity to ask all those questions about the rules you always wanted answers to. Hear what changes are coming to the rules. Listen to how others successfully manage licensing requirements within their program. Leave with a confident and up to date understanding of licensing. Open to both afterschool and early childhood professionals.

3/27/17, 6:00-8:00 pm

North Country Education Services

300 Gorham Hill Road

Gorham, NH

To register go to the NH Professional Registry .
Training Opportunity
Teaching Pro-Social Skills: Averting Challenging Behaviors

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:15-8:15 pm 

Kendal at Hanover, Steere Conference Room, 80 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Employment 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   Submissions received by the 7th of the month will be placed in the "At-A-Glance" e-newsletter and submissions received by the 25th of the month will be placed in the "Monthly Minutes" e-newsletter.  

Easterseals Child Development Center is now hiring professional early childhood educators

  • Full-Time Lead Teacher Positions Available
  • Click here for more details.

If interested in applying, please send your resume to Jessica Carluccio at jcarluccio@eastersealsnh.org or call 603-621-3537 

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 x28  

 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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