Monthly Minutes
September 2016
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, October has arrived. With it's arrival, the fall has brought the hustle and bustle to CCAoNH.  The staff at CCAoNH have been hard at work. We have already hosted one conference and just released the brochure for Conway's "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference" on November 5, 2016.  See below for details.  Our Director's and Leadership Collaboratives are back up and running and in October we are hosting 21 trainings across the state.

October also brings our Third Annual NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit featuring Julie Bartkus.  Look below for details about this amazing professional development opportunity.     

Behind the scenes, CCAoNH staff are working on several projects.  We are in the process of creating a newly designed website.  There is custom development being done to the NH Professional Registry.  We are getting ready to release this years Progressive Training and TA Pilot Program and putting together some great professional development opportunities in addition to what is in our training calendar.

This month, we also have several staff flying to Columbus, Ohio for the Child Care Aware of America Leadership Institute.  This conference focuses on how we, as leaders, can have a positive impact on children and families. 

W e hope you enjoy this month's edition of Monthly Minutes and we wish you a safe and happy October.
Our Latest News and Updates
Closed for Columbus Day
CCAoNH will be closed Monday, October 10 in Observance of Columbus Day.
October Registration Window is Now OPEN!
It's the first of the month, the registration window for October is now open.  You can now go into the NH Professional Registry to view and register for trainings in the current registration window.  Future trainings that are not in the current window, can be found in the Annual Training Calendar; however, these trainings will not be visible  in the NH professional Registry until their training window opens up. 
Annual Training Calendar
Check out our first Annual Training Calendar. The calendar houses trainings and professional development opportunities being offered from September 2016 to June 2017. Within the calendar, you will find over 150 training opportunities being provided throughout the state. Click here or on the picture to view the Annual Training Calendar.

Training Update
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 recognizing that some changes will arise due to trainier and host sites needs and availability.  
  • CCB: Is This a Good Place For Me?  Learning Spaces That WorkThursday, October, 13th, 6:15 - 9:15 pm, Campton Congregational Church, 476 NH Route 175, Campton, 03223
  • CCB: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care, Wednesday, October 18th, 6:15 - 9:15 pm, Great Bay Kids Company, 64 Epping Road, Exeter, 03833
  • CCR&R Volunteer Orientation, Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, 03301
NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit Part 1 Featuring Julie Bartkus. 
Thursday, October 20, 2016  8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Click here or on the flyer below for a printable copy.
 "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference
Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Conway.
Click here or the picture below to view the conference brochure.
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.
October 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, October 4th, Manchester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, Millwest Building, 3rd Floor, 03102.  

  • Tuesday, October 4th, Nashua, 6:30-8:30 pm, CCAoNH, 88 Temple Street, 03060.  

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

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

      2nd Week of the Month

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

  • Wednesday, October 19th, Rochester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, 03887.  

  • Thursday, October 20th, Nashua, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 223, 505 Amherst Street, 03063.

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

        4th Week the Month
  • Tuesday, October 25th, Exeter, 9:30-11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, 03883.  

  • Tuesday, October 25th, Lancaster, 1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street,

  • Thursday, October 27th, 
    Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886. 
Training Registration Polices

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 found in the Annual Training Calendar on pages 2-4 or
click on the button above.
Resources to Share with Families
Share Vroom 

Are you using Vroom in your program?  Have you shared Vroom with your families?  

If so we want to hear from you!

Email us your stories, we would love to hear them.  Send your Vroom stories to 

II you haven't checked Vroom out yet, give it try! Click on the picture above to watch the Vroom  video.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
 B e part of the conversation when you attend a screening  of Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years. This 30-minute film examines the importance of health, early learning, and family support—all necessary components of a comprehensive early childhood system. Inspired by the national documentary series, The Raising of America, the New Hampshire program provides the local angle on systemic gaps and innovative solutions that could, if we work together and take action, create a better future for all New Hampshire children.
Click here or on the flyer for more details.

Click here or on the flyer above
for more details.

Teaching Pro-Social Skills: Averting Challenging Behaviors

Wednesday, November 2nd
6:30-8:30 pm,
Buzy Beez Child Care Center, 27 Depot St, Center Barnstead, NH 03225
Quality Investment Initiative

The Quality Investment Initiative is a unique opportunity for Early Childhood Programs to participate in a structured and supportive setting that utilizes training, technical assistance and a cohort-model approach to promote professionalism and program quality.

Come to a Quality Investment Information session to find out about this opportunity!

Thursday, October 13, 2016,  6:30 to 7:30 pm, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street,  Third floor, Room 108, Manchester NH
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
NH Immunization Program

The 2016 Childcare Immunization Report will be released in the next few weeks, usually around October 15th and it is due November 15, 2016. Look for an email around mid-October (check your spam folder if you don’t see it). If we do not have an email contact for you, the report will be mailed to you via the US Postal Service during the second half of October.

Now is a good time to be sure your health and immunization records are up to date.

Do you know what immunizations are required for a child to be enrolled in a NH licensed child care center? Do you need some help understanding a child’s immunization record? Do you need a tool to help you to track immunizations? Looking for a guide on how to complete the annual Childcare Immunization Report?

Look no further! The NH Immunization Program has created a guide just for you. Included in “New Hampshire Child Care Provider’s Guide to Immunizations” are the requirements and recommendations, the basic procedures for reviewing a child’s immunization record, how to complete the annual report and resources for you and for the families you serve. The Guide and other helpful resources can be found at our website:

If you do not have internet access or would like to contact the New Hampshire Immunization Program, you may call 603-271-4482.

Thank you for helping keep New Hampshire families and communities free of vaccine preventable diseases!

NH Department of Health & Human Services Division of Public Health Services, Immunization Program 29 Hazen Dr. Concord, NH 03301 603-271-4482  

Discounted College Course
  Fisher College is offering in November an online (8) week (3) credit PS103 Child Growth and Development for a flat rate of only $500.00! We want everyone to have affordable access to an entry level foundation course. The flat rate is not eligible for any additional discounts or financial aid. Fee must be paid at time of registration. Contact Cheryl Hovey for more information. Invest in your staff; invest in your future.

Cheryl Hovey, MS,  Early Childhood Program Director,  Assistant Professor 

Fisher College, 118 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116 , , 401-829-7924 (mobile)

Water Testing at Licensed Child Care Programs using Private Wells for their Drinking Water Supply

The N.H. Department of Environmental Services (DES) recently mailed letters to licensed child care programs using private wells for their drinking water supply inviting them to participate in a water testing program. DES routinely urges private well owners to test their well water for the most common contaminants to protect the health of those consuming the water since some naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants have been linked to brain and nervous system damage, chronic disease, and cancer. Children are more susceptible to the possible negative health effects of consuming water that contains unhealthy levels of contaminants because a child’s growing body may absorb more of a particular contaminant than an adult’s body, and may be more sensitive to its damaging effects.

DES is encouraging child care programs that received an invitation letter to participate in the testing program. DES staff will collect your samples and transport them to the laboratory and testing will be performed at no cost to you (approx. $500 value).

If your program received an invitation letter, please respond to DES by October 15th to set up a sampling appointment. If you are a licensed program that uses a private well and did not receive an invitation letter, please contact Christine Bowman at DES at (603) 271-8866 or

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.
Nurture & Nature Children’s Center is currently seeking a full time Preschool Teacher. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences and our approach is deeply connected to nature. We are seeking a self-motivated, experienced and caring teacher to join our Preschool classroom. 

Early Childhood Teacher Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional child care experience
  • Meet NH Child Care Licensing qualifications for Associate or Lead Teacher
  • Minimum of 9 credits in ECE 
  • High energy, enthusiasm, & sense of humor
  • Strong oral & written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others and to foster a team environment
  • A strong understanding of child development & commitment to Early Childhood Education
  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred
  • Must clear full background check and pass health screening
  • Able to work 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Compensation and Early Childhood Teacher Responsibilities to be discussed at interview.  

Interested candidates can email letter if interest and resume to

Easter Seals Child Development Centers is n ow hiring professional Early Childhood Educators for full time Lead and Associate positions.

Lead Teacher Requirements:

  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, including a three credit course in child growth & development
  • Prior experience working with young children

Associate Teacher Requirements:

  • Minimum of 9 Credits in Early Childhood Education, including a three credit course in child growth & development
  • Prior experience working with young children

The ideal candidate will be professional, energetic, creative and nurturing. Responsibilities include implementing curriculum plans, providing developmentally appropriate instruction and supervision to young children, interacting with children in a positive, responsive manner and communicating with families daily.

For more information click here.

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

Child Care Aware of NH is looking for Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist for the Keene and Concord areas. The full-time position is listed on our agency website at

Submit a cover letter and resume in addition to completing the online application. No phone calls please.

For more information and to apply click here .
Imaginations A Child's Place is looking for an infant/toddler teacher.
  • Monday-Friday averaging 35 hours.   

Call Elizabeth at 476-8400.

Little Frogs & Polliwogs is currently seeking a Lead Teacher to work 8am to 5pm in our two year old room and a Lead Teacher to work 2 pm to 5:30 pm in our kindergarten classroom. Applicants must have:
  • The ability to work well with others as part of a team
  • A sense of humor and positive attitude
  • Meet the state requirements of an ECE Teacher
Please contact Deb Asquith at Little Frogs & Polliwogs Learning Center at 603 669-2695 or
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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