Monthly Minutes
October 2017
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
Hello Providers,

CCAoNH hopes that you had a wonderful start to your autumn season. This October, we are working hard to support early childhood providers of NH. In addition to the trainings being held across the state, two weeks ago, CCAoNH successfully hosted our first conference of the training season. We are now preparing for the 2nd Annual Training and TA Institute tomorrow, October 2nd. This year's Institute is in collaboration with ACROSS NH and will focus on Emergency Planning. On October 19th, the 4th Annual NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit Part I with Scott Noyes will be held in Manchester, followed by the Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Conway on November 4th. See below for more details about our upcoming events.

Also this month, several staff are headed to Missouri for Child Care Aware of America's Leadership Institute. The Institute hopes to generate productive debates about trending public policies, encourage networking around promising strategies, and lead the creation of innovative tools and initiatives to tackle the issues—big and small—facing the future of child care and early learning.

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
CCAoNH Caring for Our Children Nashua Conference
We celebrated our 5th year hosting the Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition & Wellness Conference in Nashua. The event kicked off the 2017-2018 training year as the first of four conferences offered across the state of New Hampshire. With nearly 200 participants and over 20 professional trainers, early childhood professional were able to receive 6 hours of relevant and informative training on health, safety, nutrition, wellness and development topics. CCAoNH awarded over 20 prizes to participants who found the “Pumpkin Man” around the Nashua Community College campus where the event was hosted. The day allowed for educators around the state to come together in support of young children. 

Thank you to all of the participants, presenters and everyone who helped to make this conference successful!
Closed Columbus Day
CCAoNH will be closed Monday, October 9, 2017 in observance of Columbus Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, October 10th.
The 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar is out!
The Annual Training Calendar is a great tool to plan for professional development. It shows all of the trainings that CCAoNH will host from September 2017- June 2018.
“Life is like a compass. When you set your goals correctly, it will take you to the RIGHT direction.” - Anonymous

Click here or on the cover to view the 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar.
Coming Soon to CCAoNH's Website!
We are in the final stages of completing our Early Childhood Employment Opportunities page. Soon programs across the state will be able to post employment opportunities for early childhood professionals.

In addition, we are in the process of creating two new pages for the website. One page will be a Health and Safety Resource page with links to a variety of resources and training opportunities for providers. The second page will be a Health and Wellness page for families.

All of the new additions should be ready soon. Keep an eye out for the new pages!
Training Opportunites and Upcoming Events
NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit Part I
Leadership Addressed Through
Tact and Culture

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Manchester, NH

Registration is through Eventbrite .
Cost is $35 per person including lunch.

Click here or on the flyer for more details and a printable copy.
Caring for Our Children:
Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Conway, NH

Registration is through Eventbrite .
Cost is $35 per person including lunch.
and includes up to 6 hours of professional development.

Click here or on the brochure for more details and a printable copy.
Save the Date for CCAoNH's
 Infant & Toddler Institute

December 9th at Grappone Center in Concord
More details to come soon.
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.
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 2-5 in the 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar. Click on the button below to access the Annual Training Calendar.
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. 

Leadership Collaboratives
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 below for topics, dates, times and location to find a meeting near you. 

1st Week of the Month

Greater Concord Collaborative
  • Wednesday, October 4th, 9:30-11:30 amGranite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, 03301, Topic: Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Eastern Monadnock Collaborative
  • Thursday, October 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, Parmelee Building, Conference Room 3, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough, 03458, Topic: The referral process, sensory diets, and tips to help children.

2nd Week of the Month

Greater Derry Collaborative
  • Wednesday, October 11th, 9:30-11:30 am, Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry, 03038, Topic: NH Department of Labor: Top 10 Labor Violations.

Greater Manchester Collaborative
  • Wednesday, October 11th, 9:30-11:30 am, Early Head Start, Conference Room, 160 Silver Street, Manchester, 03103, Topic: Early Learning Standards.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry icon to sign-up for a collaborative near you .

3rd Week of the Month 

Lakes Region Collaborative   
  • Tuesday, October 17th, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, Laconia, 03246, Topic: Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Strafford Collaborative
  • Wednesday, October 18th, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, 03887, Topic: Anti Bias in Education.

Greater Nashua Collaborative
  • Thursday, October 19th, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 229, 505 Amherst Street, Nashua, 03063, Cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

River Valley Collaborative
  • Thursday, October 19th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Moody Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 24 Opera House Square, Claremont, 03743, Topic: Foster Grandparent Program.

4th Week of the Month

North Country Collaborative
  • Tuesday, October 24th, 1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main StreetLancaster, 03584, Topic: Homelessness.

Western Monadnock Collaborative
  • Thursday, October 26th, 9:30-11:30 am, Bentley Commons, 197 Water Street, Keene, 03431, Topic: PTAN updates and Q&A.

White Mountain Collaborative
  • Thursday, October 26th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Tri-Country CAP Building, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, 03886, Topic: Director's Choice.
Resources to Share with Families
Join CCAoNH in Celebrating Vroom Week
October 16-20, 2017

During Vroom Week CCAoNH will be doing some fun activities to celebrate how Vroom empowers parents and child care providers with brain-building activities for children. Be on the lookout for more information.

Celebrate with Child Care Aware® of America too. Follow them @USAChildCare on Twitter and Facebook to see Vroom tips and how you can win prizes!
October is National Children's Magazine Month

What a great way to introduce another mode for reading. Share this with families and encourage a trip to the library to look at some great children's magazines.
October is National Apple Month

Click here for a list of apple picking farms from the NH's Fruit Grower Association.
October is a perfect month to go apple picking or to make some yummy apple snacks. Share the link with families for some fall fun activities.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Early Childhood Credential Challenge Starts TODAY!

The Child Development Bureau (CDB) and Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH) announce this year’s Early Childhood Credential Challenges.

This Year's Challenge is NEW. There is still the Individual Challenge but now programs can take on a Team Challenge as well!

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is offering to cover the $25 cost of an initial credentialing application fee or the $10 renewal fee for the first 100 credentials to meet the Challenge criteria below and be awarded during this year’s Early Childhood Credentialing Challenge.

The Challenge begins TODAY October 1, 2017 and ends March 1, 2018.
Get Ready for this Year's Credentialing Challenge!

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.

“It's Virtually Possible! Applying for your Credential Online”
  • November 7, 2017, 6:15-7:45 pm
  • January 16, 2018, 6:15-7:45 pm

“ Using the NH ECE Workforce Specialized Competencies to Develop a Professional Development Plan”
  • November 14, 2017, 6:15-7:45 pm
  • January 23, 2018, 6:15-7:45 pm 

Please note, these are not multi-series trainings. 
A Message from the NH Immunization Program

Greetings NH Early Childhood Educators, 

Have you had a change of email address? If so, please contact the NH Immunization Program (NHIP) as soon as possible. The required annual childcare immunization report will be released in the next few weeks and will be sent via email to those who have current, active email addresses on file with NHIP. Please call the NHIP at 603-271-4482 (or 271-3572) if you have a new email address or if the person who received the emailed report last year is no longer at your center. For information about NH childcare immunization requirements and the annual report, please visit their website:

NHIP thanks you for all you do to keep NH children healthy and learning!
Child Care Licesinsing Update
CCLU has updated its webpage with information on the rule revision:

The Health and Safety online trainings at  count towards your professional development hours as trainings as they include a test and you receive a certificate with the hours awarded.
Save the Date for the 20th Annual Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals
Click here or on the picture for a printable copy.
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. 

An Infant Toddler Specialist:
  • Facilitates training opportunities.
  • Provides targeted technical assistance specific to the development and care of infants and toddlers to early childhood professionals.
  • Provides support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.

For more information about each position or to apply, please go to   to fill out an online application.
Sandwich Children's Center  is looking for a Preschool Teacher.
  • Click here for a printable copy of the employment ad.

Interested candidates should contact the Karyn Ames, Director at 54 Maple Street, Center Sandwich, NH 03227. Call (603 284-7014 or email .
Immanuel Christian Preschool is looking for an Associate Teacher in Manchester
  • Click here for a printable copy of the employment ad.

Interested candidates should contact Cristina Kearns, Director of Immanuel Christian Preschool at 603-622-0309.
Imaginations…A Child’s Place in Moultonborough is currently looking for a Toddler teacher who is energetic, fun and a team player.

  • This is a Monday- Friday full time position.
  • Teachers will plan an age appropriate curriculum and daily activities, maintain a structured routine, maintain a neat and friendly classroom environment, communicate with parents, and perform some light cleaning duties.
  • Interested teachers should have a minimum of 9 education credits, 3 in child growth and development. CPR/First Aid is also a requirement.

Call 476-8400 and ask for Elizabeth.
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire 
Contact Information
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Thank you,
Child Care Aware of NH Team

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