Monthly Minutes
April 2017
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
April is here! Hopefully this month, we will see April's rain showers and the beginnings of spring.  We have a great month planned for you and hope you will enjoy the first days of the season.  

Last month, we sent out two important items.  The 2017 Annual Provider Update Form and the 2017 Annual Program Survey.  The Update Form helps us to keep our records current.  We use this information to create a tailored list of programs that meets families' specific needs.  If you have not already done so, please take a few moments to complete and send us the Update.  We also want to hear your opinions about the services we provide.  Below there is a link to the Annual Program Survey. Please share your thoughts with us.  Thank you to everyone who has already completed or is planning to complete these important items.  

This month CCAoNH has several special events planned.  On April 22, Gaye Gronlund will be joining us for the training,  Using the New Hampshire Early Learning Standards: A Practical, Idea-Filled Day to Make the Standards Truly Come Alive in Your Early Childhood Program .  Then on April 29, we will host the first session of a three part series on Brain Development with Scott Noyes.  See below for more details about these events.

Several of the CCAoNH staff will head to Washington DC this month for the Child Care Aware of America Symposium.  This conference will help us stay abreast of early childhood events that are happening across the country and staff will spend a Day on the Hill talking to state representatives about topics that are important to the field. 

The Annual Celebration for Early Childhood Professionals is on April 18th.  Please join us, as we celebrate the early childhood field and our work with children and families. See the flyer below for more details.  

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
  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 

  We would appreciate it, if you would take a moment to complete the 2017 Annual Provider Update Form.  

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

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

What's New on CCAoNH's Website!

This month we have created a NH Professional Registry Page.

On this page you will be able to find:

Directions on how to create an account in the NH Professional Registry.

A General Guide for Frequently Asked Questions.

A Training Transcript and Certificate Guide with frequently asked questions.  

We hope you like the changes. 
Click on the button to visit the site.

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:

  • 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 Music and Movement in Me:  Thursday, 4/13/2017, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Watermelon Seeds Preschool & Learning Center, 24 Southmayd Road, Campton, NH 03223 (Change of Location)
Using the New Hampshire Early Learning Standards: 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.

*5.5 Hours of Professional Development Awarded
Click  here   or on the flyer for more details.
Click here or on the flyer for more details.

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

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

Each session will award 6 hours of professional development (with a total of 18 hours of professional development for the entire 3 part training series)

The registration fee is $35 per training session. The registration fee includes lunch. Register through Eventbrite.

Early Connections: Teaching in an Information Age Conference
Saturday , May 6, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plymouth State University
17 High Street 
Plymouth, NH 03264

$35 Registration fee.
Register through Eventbrite

Click here or on the conference brochure for more details.
Register for trainings with no cost on the NH Professional Registry by clicking the button above.  
Register for trainings with a cost through Eventbrite by clicking on the button above.

1st Week of the Month

  • Tuesday, April 4th, Manchester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, 03102.

  • Wednesday, April 5th, Concord, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, 03301.

  • Thursday, April 6th, Peterborough, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital452 Old Street Road,  03458. 

      2nd Week of the Month

  • Wednesday, April 12th, 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    
  • Tuesday, April 18th, Laconia, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, 03246.

  • Wednesday, April 19th, Rochester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, 03887.   
  • Thursday, April 20th, Nashua, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 223, 505 Amherst Street, 03063.

  • Thursday, April 20th, Claremont, 6:30-8:30 pm, River Valley Community College, 1 College Place, 03743.

        4th Week of the Month

  • Tuesday, April 25th, Exeter, 9:30-11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, 03883. 
  • Tuesday, April 25th, Lancaster,
    1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street03584.

  • Thursday, April 27th, Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building,  448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886. 

  • Thursday, April 27th, Keene, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, 03431 ***NEW Colloborative
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  or on the button above for a complete list of Child Care Aware of NH Training Registration Policies which can be found in the Annual Training
Calendar on pages 2-4 .
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
Click here or on the picture to watch, the Simon Says Tip Video!

This Simon Says tip asks your child to pay close attention to your movements and to remember clues. Your child is practicing important skills: focus, memory, and self-control - all of which are essential to learning!

Get more Vroom tips at

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

"National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities as well as promote prevention across the country."  US Department of Health and Human Services

Click here for more details about Child Abuse Prevention Month.

It's not too late to vaccinate!

Click here or on the picture for more information about flu vaccinations!

Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Click here or on the picture for more details about this training opportunity.

An Introduction to the NH Early Learning Standards

March 22, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
To register go to 

April 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
To register go to

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

Please click  here  for a printable copy of the Save the Date.
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.
Lyme Nursery School is looking to hire a fun, energetic & dependable teacher
to work with 3, 4 & 5 year old children. Ideal candidates will have 18 ECE credits. Candidates  must have a minimum of 9 ECE credits.

Please send resume to:  Lyme Nursery School,  155 Dartmouth College Highway,
Lyme, NH 03768  or email to:
Newton Learning Center is looking for a dynamic self-motivated individual to join our program. We have an opening for a childcare assistant in our toddler room.
  • 40 Hours a week
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Health insurance offered
  • Minimum of 1 year experience require

Please contact Leanne at 603 382 3333 or email her at

Easterseals Child Development Center is now hiring professional early childhood educators
  • Full-Time Lead Teacher Positions Available
  • Click here for more details about this position

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

Stay & Play is hiring a full time Lead Teacher and part time Assistant Teacher.
All candidates should meet NH Licensing qualifications.

If intereseted, please email Laura Sheehan at
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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