CCAoNH Early Childhood

Focused Collaborative Meetings

CCAoNH, a program of Southern New Hampshire Services is offering virtual Early Childhood Focused Collaborative Meetings for Directors, Administrators, Teachers, and other Early Childhood Professionals. These Meetings are group-driven to reflect the participant’s needs and interests and to provide participants with information about the focused topics. In addition, participants will learn about Child Care Aware of NH program updates, essential local and State information, and other professional development opportunities.

Click here or on the flyer for more details about our Early Childhood Focused Collaborative Meetings.

Go to the NHCIS Training Tile to register for an Early Childhood Focused Collaborative Meeting.

Click here for more information on how to register for training in the New Hampshire Connections Information System (NHCIS)

Infant & Toddler Collaborative

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Facilitator: Lindsey Parisi, ECMPWT

Topic: This month, we are going to explore what it takes to have a cohesive teaching team in the classroom. We are going to watch a video on “Teamwork” from Better Kid Care and then engage in discussion using an informative discussion guide. After this will participate in a fun activity to better understand the point of view for the different teaching roles that can be present in a classroom.

Family Engagement and Communication Collaborative

Family Assistance for Fuel, Electricity and WIC

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Facilitators: Julie Choiniere, ECMPWT & Karen Abbott, ECMPIM

Topic: This month, two guest speakers will be joining us. Karen Vasquez, Site Supervisor, Southern NH Services will be sharing information and resources about fuel and electricity assistance along with eligibility requirements. Next, Kelley Hanson, WIC/SFSP Coordinator, Southern NH Services will present WIC Services. Join us for this informative session and we will have information and resources available to pass along to your families. 

Preschool Collaborative 


Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Facilitator: Kris Tabor-Hall, ECPDST

Topic: This month, Diane Manning will describe the T.E.A.C.H. program, which provides comprehensive scholarships to enable early educators to take coursework leading to credentials and degrees. Amanda Enos will describe ECAP, an apprenticeship training opportunity for individuals in the early childhood field designed to combine classroom instruction and work experience.

Business Management Collaborative

Trauma-Informed Teaching

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Facilitators: Kris Tabor-Hall, ECPDST

Topic: This Month, Melony Williams from TLC Family Resource in Claremont, NH will present the interactive workshop, "Trauma-Informed Teaching". Join this interactive workshop to understand what it means to be "trauma-informed" in the early childhood education field. Take time to reflect on how to support the children and families in your care as well as how to take care of yourself and support your colleagues. Plan to walk away with a greater understanding of adversity and a toolbox of techniques.

Family Child Care Collaborative

Balancing Social Emotional Needs of

Young Children 

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Facilitator: Connie Davis, ECMPWT

This month Behavior Educational Consultant, Professional Development Presenter, and Founder/CEO of Education Advisors LLC, Melissa Davis will be presenting on the topic: "Balancing Social Emotional Needs of Young Children". The ever-growing emotional and behavioral needs in the classroom make it difficult for all students to learn. This professional development talk is designed to look at ways that a classroom teacher can address the Tier 1 and Tier 2 behaviors in the classroom, in a meaningful and productive way. Utilizing a variety of these strategies will make behaviors easier to deal with and create a classroom culture and climate that will promote the success of even some of the most challenging students. 

Social Emotional Topics Collaborative

Child-Directed Learning and Teaching 

Date: Monday, December 18, 2023

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

Facilitator: Stephanie Therrien, ECMPWT

Topic: This Month, Lindsey Parisi, Lead Training & TA Coordinator at CCAoNH will join us to provide training on child-directed learning & and teaching. During this meeting, we will learn about what child-directed learning is, the benefits of this approach for children and caregivers, and how to foster this approach in your classrooms! Participants are asked to bring a resource to share with other participants to take back to their programs. Examples may include some child-directed activities you have done and/or how you foster this approach in your classroom already.  

Registration Information:

  • Registration is free and available through the NHCIS Training Tile.
  • Registration closes the day before the collaborative.
  • To register use the “Week View” or Month View” and then choose which session(s) you would like to join. Please note that registration cannot be completed in the “List View”.
  • On the day of the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting as well as the evaluation link.  
  • Registration is online only and pre-registration is required. 

Information on how to access ZOOM: 

Questions: Email or call (603) 578-1386, ext. 2526 and ext. 2532.

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Child Care Aware of NH is a statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Program of Southern New Hampshire Services. The preparation of this (report, document, etc.) was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and/or such other funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services