May 2019 Monthly Minutes
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A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
Hello Providers,

Welcome Spring! Isn't it great that when we look outside there are signs of spring everywhere? The birds can be heard signing, the flowers are started to bloom and soon the temperatures will be rising! Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of NH is looking forward to an awesome May.
Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialists have spent the month of April providing referrals to families, visiting District Offices, working with Workplace Success and doing community outreach. Currently, our Outreach Specialists are inputting the information providers sent back in the 2019 Annual Provider Information Update. Thank you to all the programs that completed the update. We appreciate it! In addition, our Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialists attended the Baby and Mama Expo in Manchester. It was a great event.

Our Training and TA Specialists are busy supporting providers through technical assistance, trainings, Leadership Collaboratives, the Progressive Training and TA Program and Cohort groups. Last month, we hosted the Caring for Our Children Conference in Portsmouth. See below for pictures from the event.

The 2019 Annual Provider Survey was sent out in April. We have over 150 surveys back. We have already started tracking the answers to inform services in the future. Thank you to those that have completed their survey. If you have not, please take the time to do so. We would love to hear your feedback.

Yesterday was the Annual Celebration for Early Childhood Professionals. We would like to take a moment and congratulate everyone that received their credentials or were honored with of the awards given out yesterday. We also would like to say congratulations and thank you to all of the Progressive Training and TA Programs that completed in the last year. They also had an honorable mention at the event. We are so proud of the work you have done through that program and wish you all the best moving forward.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you do for families and children. We hope that you enjoy this month's edition of Monthly Minutes. 
Our Latest News and Updates
2019 Caring for Our Children Conference in Portsmouth
On Saturday, April 6, 2019 about 100 early child care providers gathered together for the Caring for Our Children Conference in Portsmouth. After a stirring keynote with Prudence Pease, participants selected three other sessions to attend. The day was filled with learning, prizes and fun. Thank you to everyone that attended this event and to all who helped it come together.
What Is New on the Website!
CCAoNH has updated the Cost of Child Care page by adding a few new resources. We also added the video, What Does Homelessness Look Like? 2 to our Experiencing Homelessness page. Check out the new resources by clicking the button below.
Have You Completed the 2019 Annual Provider Survey?
Have you Updated Yet?
If you have not sent in your 2019 Annual Provider Information Update click on the buttons below to get started.
2019 Annual Provider Information Update Raffle Winners
Customized Workshop
  • Roxanne Joniec, Way to Grow Preschool
$50 Gift Card
  • DeeDee Thurber, Chapel School
  • Sharon Mills, Little Beginnings
  • Laura Dallman, Little Hands Daycare
  • Stephanie Sturgis, Southern District YMCA
$25 Gift Card
  • Jennifer Bertogli, Bertogli Family DayCare
  • Kim McKenney, Easter Seals Child Development & FRC
  • Karen Thomas, Tiny Tots Preschool
  • JoAnn Kasper, Weare Village Kidz Academy
$10 Gift Card
  • Jacqueline Kelly, Beginnings and Beyond
  • Holly Davis, Great Bay Kids Company
  • Pat Grenier, Little Arrows Child Care
  • Corinna Dugmore, Saint Mary Academy PreK Program
  • Nancy Simoneau, Village Nursery School
Putting Training into Action
"This activity happened naturalistically as part of the everyday emergent curriculum in this family child care program. Through observation, many NH Early Learning Standards were identified in the children's play." Family Child Care Provider, Dawnalee Holt, at The Kids Spot. 

The Kids Spot is currently receiving technical assistance as part of the Progressive Training and Technical Assistance Program: Family Child Care Infant & Toddler Initiative. Dawnalee also recently attended two (2) 6 hour trainings on  Standards of Practice. Way to go The Kids Spot!
Have you or someone you work with been inspired by a training? Have you implemented an idea, thought or concept you learned in a professional development opportunity? If you answered yes, share your stories with us. We would love to hear how CCAoNH trainings and TA have inspired your work. Send your story to and we will share your anecdote in our new Monthly Minutes section, Putting Training Into Action.
Training Opportunites and Upcoming Events
2018-2019 Annual Training Calendar
The Annual Training Calendar is a tool to intentionally plan for professional development. It shows all of the trainings that CCAoNH will host from
September 2018 - June 2019.

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
- Henry Ford

Click  here or on the cover to view the 2018-2019 Annual Training Calendar.
Eventbrite Trainings for
May's Monthly Registration Window
Don't miss out on these great trainings! To register, click here or on the "E".

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Sensory Systems That Work, 6:30-8:30 pm, Keene
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019, A Sensory Rich Classroom: Fun that Engages and Incorporates the NH Early Learning Standards, 6:30-8:30 pm, Gorham
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Get Outside! OFTEN! 6:30-8:30 pm, Dover
  • Thursday, May 23,2019, Using Yoga to Create Harmony in Your Classroom 6:30-8:30 pm, Conway
Leadership Collaboratives
Child Care Aware of NH offers Leadership Collaborative meetings for Directors, Administrators, and other Early Childhood Leaders from September to June each year.

These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests. 

Register for a Leadership Collaborative through the NH Professional Registry .
Click   here      to print our Leadership Collaborative Information Sheet to help you remember when and where our Leadership Collaboratives are held!
Register for trainings with no cost on the NH Professional Registry by clicking on the "R" icon. 
Register for trainings with a cost through Eventbrite by clicking on the "E" icon.
Register for Live Webinars by
clicking on the "W" icon. (During this training window, there are no current webinars available.)
Training Registration Policies

Individuals attending trainings offered through Child Care Aware of New Hampshire are expected to adhere to our registration policies. When you register for a training, you agree to follow the policies and procedures listed below, including but not limited to:
  • Registrants are required to arrive prior to the advertised start time of the training.
  • Training registration fees are non-refundable.
  • Training registrations are non-transferable.
  • Pre-registration is required. Participants must be enrolled.
  • A minimum of 10 registrants are required to hold a training.
  • Training registration is the 1st of each month.  
  • Child Care Aware of NH will be adding trainings taken through Eventbrite into the NH Professional Registry
For a complete list of our training and registration policies, please see pages 3-5 in the 2018-2019 Annual Training Calendar. Click here or on the cover to access the Annual Training Calendar.
Monthly Health and Safety Topics
Emergency planning happens year round. NEW this calendar year, we will highlight safety themes each month including resources. The National Safety Council has a list of themes and events: .
 May 2019 Hosts Several Health & Safety Awareness Topics!
Resources to Share with Families
May is National Strawberry Month
Share a list of pick your own strawberry farms with families. The NH Parenting list has pick your own strawberry fields across the State.
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A Vroom Mother's Day Story!
Click here or on the picture to view the video.
A Message from the Child Care Licensing Unit
We are excited to collaborate with Child Care Aware of NH to bring news from the Child Care Licensing Unit to the child care community on a regular basis through their e-newsletter, Monthly Minutes. Every month, we will strive to bring you information to increase your understanding of the NH Child Care Licensing Rules, and to share other resources to assist you in your work with and on behalf of children and their families. We will also use this space to share any important announcements as they relate to Child Care Licensing Unit (CCLU).
Look for a Child Care Licensing Unit message in May.
Territory List
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Take a Summer Class
Apply today to receive tuition assistance through the Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Grant at Granite State College, funded by the NH Child Development Bureau! The grant is applicable to one course per term.

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
Opportunity is Knocking!
Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
April 27- May 4, 2019: National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

April 27- May 4, 2019: National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control is celebrating the 25th anniversary of NIIW. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health. Here are some of the achievements that vaccinations have done over the past 25 years.
  • Vaccines have drastically reduced infant death and disability caused by preventable diseases in the United States.
  • Through immunization, we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
  • Routine childhood immunization among children born 1994-2018 will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 26.8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 early deaths over the course of their lifetimes.
You play a big role in facilitating these wonderful accomplishments that not only keep the vaccinated healthy, but the community around them that may not be able to be immunized.

Thank you for all of your efforts. Always know that NHIP is for you with support and guidance. For online resources, visit NHIP web page for Child Care Providers at . For immunization questions, contact us at the NH Immunization Program at 603-271-4482.
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire 
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Thank you,
Child Care Aware of NH Team

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