Monthly Minutes
May 2017
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
May has finally arrived and hopefully it will bring sunshine, warmth and flowers!  

In March, CCAoNH sent out two important items: the 2017 Annual Provider Update and the 2017 Annual Program Survey.  If you have not yet returned or completed the Update or the Survey, there is still time to do so. The Program Survey will be available until May 15th.   We want to hear your opinions about the services we provide.  Please take a few moments to tell us what you think. 

This month, we are finishing up the current training calendar and are already planning trainings for next year's calendar.  We have two more special events planned for this training season, which are the two final sessions i n the Brain Development Series with Scott Noyes.  See below for more details about these events.  Please note that Child Care Aware of NH does not offer trainings 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 offer 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
  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!  
This survey will close on May 15th.

2017 Annual Provider Update 

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

This year, the 2017 Annual Provider Update 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 in the mail.  

What's New on CCAoNH's Website!

This month, we are working on our Resource pages.  We are adding a feature that will help describe the resources available on our site.  When you hover on a resource, information will pop up that explains what the resource is and how it can help.  This update is in progress and will take a little time before it is completed!  

We hope you like the changes we are working on.
  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 
  • CCB: Providing Inclusive Care: Monday, 6/26/17, 6:15-9:15 pm Hanover at Kendal, 80 Lyme Road Hanover, 03755 
Click  here or on the flyer for more details.

Three Part Series:  Brain Development with Scott Noyes 

  • 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.

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

  • Tuesday, May 2nd, Manchester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, 03102.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd, Concord 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, 03301.

  • Thursday, May 4th,  Peterborough, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, 03458. 

      2nd Week of the Month

  • Wednesday, May 10th, 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, May 16th, Laconia, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, 03246.

  • Wednesday, May 17th,  Rochester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, 03887.   
  • Thursday, May 18th, Nashua, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 223, 505 Amherst Street, 03063.

  • Thursday, May 18th, Claremont, 6:30-8:30 pm, River Valley Community College, 1 College Drive, 03743.

        4th Week of the Month

  • Tuesday, May 23rd, Exeter, 9:30-11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, 03883. 
  • Tuesday, May 23rd, Lancaster
    1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street03584.

  • Thursday, May 25th, Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building,  448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886. 

  • Thursday, May 25th, 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  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 Beach Tip Activity

By switching different rules for sorting objects, you give children experience in thinking flexibly. A skill needed for coming up with solutions to problems and thinking of new ideas.

Click here or on the picture to watch, the Vroom Beach Tip Video! 

Get more Vroom tips at
May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Click here for an article written by Tick Free NH about Lyme Disease with information about how to avoid and check for ticks. 
Mother's Day is just around the corner!  

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th.
Here is a list of activities families can do on Mother's Day.

Take a "vacation"
Go to the movies
Find the humor in family life
Make a little music
Get pampered
Go on a "bug safari"
Plant some flowers
Make a "lasting impression"
Read a good book
Schedule time for hugs

Click here for more details from the Parents' website.

Other Early Childhood News & Updates
A Message from the Child Development Bureau

The Child Development Bureau is pleased to offer a free web based Health & Safety Training Program that will help child care providers meet the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. 

All child care providers are required to complete training in 11 health & safety topics by September 30, 2017. All new employees hired after September 30, 2017, must complete the training within 90 days. For programs operating for 4 months or less, new employees must complete the training within 2 weeks.

Click here or on the flyer below for more information about the web based Health & Safety Training Program being offered. 

If you have any questions about the new health and safety training requirements, please call the Child Care Licensing Unit at 603-271-9025 or 1-800-852-3345 ext. 9025.

This is an option being offered through the Child Development Bureau.  As this option and others become available, Child Care Aware of NH (CCAoNH) will post them on their website.  

Click here to visit CCAoNH's Health and Safety Trainings' page.

Southern New Hampshire Services
Quality Investment Initiative
Please join us in congratulating the programs below for achieving the Licensed Plus designation through SNHS's Quality Investment Initiative!
  • Above and Beyond Childcare Center, Manchester & Hooksett 
  • Barrington Village, Barrington 
  • Country Club for Kids, Fremont
  • Crossroads Children's Center, Dover
  • Elemonope Principles, Manchester 
  • Green Mountain Children's Center, Claremont 
  • Kendal at Hanover's Children Center, Hanover
  • My First School, Hampton
  • Tollhouse Preschool, Merrimack
  • Way to Grow Preschool, Barrington
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.
Growing Places is looking to hire a full time Early Childhood Teacher and part-time, year round Maintenance Worker.

Early Childhood Teacher:
  • Twenty-four early childhood education credits required and experience preferred. 
  • Click here for more details about this position.

For more information contact Deb Cuddahy at or 603-868-1335

Maintenance Worker:

  • Part-time flexible hours (12 hours/month) for general maintenance work.

If interested, please contact Wendy at

Woodside at St. Paul's  School is now hiring professional early childhood educators
  • Full-Time Infant and Toddler Position Available
  • ECE credits required and prior experience
 I f  interested in applying, please send your resume to Melissa Gordon at , or call 715-8246 for more details.
  • Full-Time Toddler Position Available
  • ECE credits required and prior experience 
I f  interested in applying, please send your resume to Kathy Ellis at , or call 224-8418 for more details. 
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

Please contact: Karyn Ames, Director, at 603-284-7014 or email

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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