Monthly Minutes
June 2017
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
Welcome June! The gardens are blossoming, the birds are singing, and it is a great time to be outside. 

This month, CCAoNH is finishing the last of the scheduled trainings in the Annual Training Calendar.  We have two more special Saturday events planned for this training season, which are the two final sessions in the Brain Development Series with Scott Noyes .  See below for more details about these events.  We are also adding a Water Safety Training in July.  Typically CCAoNH does not provide summer trainings; however, we have received multiple requests for a Water Safety Training. More details to come.  Please note that this will be our only training offered in July or August.  We will resume trainings in September.  If you are looking for training over the summer months, please take a peek at Child Care Aware Training Academy.  This site offers online training options for early childhood professionals.  
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
The 2017 Annual Provider Survey is now complete!

CCAoNH would like to thank everyone that participated in the 2017 Annual Provider Survey.  Your feedback matters to us!  
As a thank you to those who participated, we have drawn four names from the completed survey responses to receive $35  in CCAoNH Training Bucks.  
Jessica Eldridge,  JJ's Playland

 Kathleen Collins, Little Steps Early Learning Center

Laura Sheehan, Stay Play Early Learning Center

Christine Brown, Merrimack Valley Montessori School

Congratulations to the winners!  

We hope you enjoy using your CCAoNH Training Bucks!

What's New on CCAoNH's Website?
This month, we have added a link to the Health and Safety Training Program along with a FAQ Health and Safety Guide.  Go to the Health and Safety Training page under Provider  Resources to check it out.
Annual Training Calendar!
Check out what trainings we are offering this month in our Annual Training Calendar  Click  here  or on the picture to view it.
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: Providing Inclusive Care: Monday, 6/26/17, 6:15-9:15 pm Hanover at Kendal, 80 Lyme Road Hanover, 03755 

Brain Development Series with Scott Noyes 

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

The Brain Development Trainings can be taken as a 3 part series or individually.

6 hours of professional development will be awarded for each session.

The registration fee is $35 per training session and includes lunch. 

Register through Eventbrite.

Click here or on the flyer for more details.

Save the Dates
Water Safety Training

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Host Site TBD: In Concord area

Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference

September 23, 2017

Nashua Community College

505 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03063

Register for trainings with no cost on the NH Professional Registry by clicking on the button above.  
Register for trainings with a cost through Eventbrite by clicking on the button above.
Directors' & Leadership Collaboratives
Child Care Aware of NH offers 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 and to provide program leaders with Child Care Aware of NH program updates, essential local and state information, along with professional development opportunities. Registration can be completed online through the NH Professional Registry. The registration window does not need to be open for registration to begin. Information on topics and trainings being covered varies based on group interests. Please see the below dates, times and location to find a meeting near you

1st Week of the Month

  • Thursday, June 1st, Peterborough, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, 03458. 

  • Tuesday, June 6th, Manchester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, 03102.

  • Wednesday, June 7th, Concord 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, 03301.

      2nd Week of the Month

  • Wednesday, June 14th, Derry 9:30-11:30 am, Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, 03038.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry icon to sign-up for a collaborative near you .

3rd Week of the Month    
  • Thursday, June 15th, Nashua, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 223, 505 Amherst Street, 03063.

  • Thursday, June 15th, Claremont, 6:30-8:30 pm, River Valley Community College, 1 College Drive, 03743.

  • Tuesday, June 20th, Laconia, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, 03246.

  • Wednesday, June 21st,  Rochester, 9:30-11:30 am,  Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, 03887.   

4th Week of the Month

  • Thursday, June 22nd, Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building,  448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886. 

  • Thursday, June 22nd, Keene, 9:30-11:30 am, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, 03431. ***NEW Collaborative

  • Tuesday, June 27th, Exeter, 9:30-11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, 03883. 

  • Tuesday, June 27th, Lancaster
    1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street03584.
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

Please click  here  for a complete list of Child Care Aware of NH Training Registration Policies.  The policies may be found in the Annual Training Calendar on pages 2-4 or  click on the button above.
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
Vroom Cooking Eggs
Tip Activity

Children learn like scientists. They test out their ideas and then look at the results to come up with answers. Cooking in this way not only helps children pay attention, but to remember past cooking experiences, and learn to make connections.

Click here or on the picture to watch, the Vroom Cooking Eggs Tip Video!  
Do you Vroom?
Check out how  Sheena Baldwin, of White Birch Center, in Henniker, New Hampshire uses Vroom in her program.  Her Vroom bulletin board was created with a Strengthening Families approach, in hopes to build positive and meaningful interactions between children, care givers, and families.

If you are doing something awesome with Vroom, let us know by emailing

In June Go Exploring,

This Month is...

National Great Outdoors Month

June is a great time to take advantage of local, state and national parks.  Click here to find a a national or state park near you! 

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

Explore your local zoo and aquarium as well as the websites of America’s great zoos and aquariums. Many of them have excellent educational resources such as: photographs, videos, facts, lesson plans and activities.

Other Early Childhood News & Updates

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.

This program is being offered to help support New Hampshire’s early childhood and afterschool professionals meet the federal requirement of being trained in child development and 11 health & safety topics by September 30, 2017.

  Join the Child Development Bureau for a Summer “Stroll” Through the NH Early Childhood Credentialing System!

Two webinars are being offered in July 2017.
  • Session 1: “It's Virtually Possible! Applying for your Credential Online”
  • Session 2: “NH ECE Workforce Specialized Competencies:  Tools for Professional Development”
Click  here  for a printable flyer and more details about these training opportunities.
Granite State College
2017 Summer Registration

Check out GSC's summer classes and apply today to receive tuition assistance through the Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Grant at Granite State College, funded by the NH Child Development Bureau! 

Click here for more details.

Preschool Technical Assistance Network
Training Opportunity!
Child Engagement:
Promoting Success and Preventing Challenging Behaviors

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm

Click here for more details. 
Mark Your Calendar

Seventh Annual New Hampshire Healthy Homes Conference

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Grappone Conference Center
Courtyard by Marriott
Concord, New Hampshire

Child Care Licensing Unit
Public Hearing  

The Child Care Licensing Unit (CCLU) is currently in the rule making process for the Administrative Rule He-C 4002, which governs family and center-based licensed child care programs.

A number of comments were received on the draft proposal during the public hearing and submitted in writing during the public comment period. CCLU has considered the comments received and made many changes to the draft proposal as a result. We are offering another public hearing on the rule to provide an opportunity for you to review the changes made and provide further feedback:

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Brown Building Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street Concord and also via webinar.
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 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.
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire has two open positions .  

A 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. 
  • Is based out of the Main Office in Nashua.
  • Requires travel. 

A 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.
  • Is based out of the Western and Concord Regional Offices.  
  • Requires travel.

For more information about each position or to apply, please go to to fill out an online application.

Sandwich Children's Center  has Early Childhood Teaching Positions available immediately.
  • Full-time teaching position available
  • Must have at least 9 credits in Early Childhood Studies, prefer Degree in Early Childhood
  • Click here for more details

Interested candidates should contact: Karyn Ames, Director, Sandwich Children’s Center, 54 Maple Street, Center Sandwich at 603-.284-7014 or email email

Ready Set Grow Childcare Center in Claremont, NH is hiring Lead and Associate teachers for all age groups.
  • Pay is based on experience and education
  • Offer 2 weeks vacation, and Aflac coverage
Please send resume to or call 603-287-7900 for more information.
Little Blessings Child Care Center is currently seeking a Director for our well established 25 year old non-profit center.  

T he Director of Little Blessings is responsible for the supervision and operation of all aspects of our early childhood program.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following:  Providing a safe, healthy, consistent, positive, caring environment to children in your care.  Supervise a staff of 25+, implement curriculum, and develop parental rapport.  Ensure maximum enrollment, and maintain financial reports.  Be available to work in any classroom at any time based upon the needs of the center.
Additional responsibilities include the following areas:
  • Staffing
  • Financial
  • Curriculum
  • Children and Parents
  • General Administration
  • Marketing and Enrollment
  • Benefit Coordination
  • Center Appearance and Maintenance
Requirements:  Must meet State education and licensing requirements.  Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or relevant field.  Applicants need a minimum of two years of experience in child care setting, preferably as Director or Assistant Director.  CPR and First Aid certified, or be willing to obtain.
To be considered, please send resume to:
The Preschool Technical Assistance Network (PTAN) is a grant-funded statewide project that promotes quality, developmentally appropriate and culturally competent early childhood education and special education programs. PTAN is associated with the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC), a nonprofit agency in Bedford NH that seeks to inspire innovation and excellence in education and professional practice. 
  • The PTAN Project Assistant is a part-time, grant-funded position; the hourly rate is dependent upon skills and experience, benefits are not included. All work will be conducted at the PTAN office, Monday through Friday during typical work hours.
  • Click here for more details about this position.

Interested candidates please send a cover letter that addresses the required skills and capabilities, current resume and at least 2 letters of reference to Joan Izen, PTAN Project Director, SERESC, 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH 03110 or email at

Easterseals Child Development Center is now hiring professional early childhood educators
  • Full-Time/Part-Time, Evening Associate Teacher Positions Available
  • Click here for more details.

If interested in applying, please send your resume to Jessica Carluccio at or call 603-621-3537 

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire 
Contact Information
We hope you've enjoyed this edition of "Monthly Minutes". Look for future editions at the beginning of each month! Items for submission for the "Monthly Minutes" must be sent to before the 25th of each month with the subject line "Monthly Minutes". 

Thank you,
Child Care Aware of NH Team

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