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

The air is chilling, the leaves are falling, autumn is in full swing. During this beautiful season, CCAoNH has already hosted three special events and we still have two more to go. The Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Conway will be held on November 4th. Registration for this event has already closed, and we look forward to a great conference.

On December 9th, the Infant & Toddler Institute will be held in Concord. This is a full day event with Cheryl Hovey that focuses on infant and toddlers and how sensory challenges can be helped through nature. Please see below for more details. You won't want to miss this training day!

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
Vroom Week was a BIG Successes!
October 16th - 20th was Vroom Week. Across the state, CCAoNH celebrated Vroom Week by handing out Vroom materials at trainings, special events, District Offices, and libraries. We used this opportunity to spread the word about Vroom and brain development to families and providers. Congratulations to all the lucky winners of Vroom Materials!
Vroom Week Provider Raffle

During Vroom Week, we asked providers to send in their stories about how they use Vroom in their programs. Providers that responded were entered in to win a $25 gift card.

And the lucky winner of the Vroom Week Raffle is Sue Williams from Woodside School in Concord, NH. Congratulations Sue!

Thank you to all the participants that shared their stories with us!
Closed November 10 & 23-24
CCAoNH will be closed the following days in November. Friday: November 10, 2017 in
observance of Veteran's Day. As well as Thursday and Friday, November 23 -24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Welcome Liz and Nicole!
Please join CCAoNH in welcoming our two newest team members.
Liz Costa is a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist. Liz has already proven herself as a great asset to the program. She is funny, quick and ready to help. Welcome Liz!

Nicole Michalczyk is a Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist. Nicole has jumped into her new role. She has a sweet and caring personality, that will help her aid families in finding quality child care. Welcome Nicole!
What is NEW on CCAoNH's Website!
We have added some new resources for the NH Professional Registry. These tools can be found on the NH Professional Registry page found under the Providers tab, then under the Professional Development option. It is also currently found on the Health and Safety page as well. Below are the guides that are currently up on the site.
Training Opportunites and Upcoming Events
The 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar
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.
Infant & Toddler Institute

Saturday, December 9, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

The Grappone Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301

Register through Eventbrite.
$50 - Registration fee includes training and lunch buffet.

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
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, November 1st, 9:30-11:30 amGranite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, 03301, Topic: Anti-bias.

Eastern Monadnock Collaborative
  • Thursday, November 2nd, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, Parmelee Building, Conference Room 3, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough, 03458, Topic: Resources for families and providers with guest speaker Lisa Bearce, Peterborough's public librarian.

2nd Week of the Month

Greater Derry Collaborative
  • Wednesday, November 8th, 9:30-11:30 am, Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry, 03038, Topic: Homeless Prevention and Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Greater Manchester Collaborative
  • Wednesday, November 8th, 9:30-11:30 am, Early Head Start, Conference Room, 160 Silver Street, Manchester, 03103, Topic: Teacher Competency.
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, November 14th, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, Laconia, 03246, Topic: The Friends Program.

Strafford Collaborative
  • Wednesday, November 15th, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, 03887, Topic: Child and Adult Food Program and the ECTA Grant.

Greater Nashua Collaborative
  • Thursday, November 16th, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 229, 505 Amherst Street, Nashua, 03063, Topic: Prevention in Parental Support Services with guest speaker Lisa Vasquez.

River Valley Collaborative
  • Thursday, November 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Moody Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 24 Opera House Square, Claremont, 03743, Topic: The Tuition Assistance Program for College Classes with guest speaker Kerry Belnap Morris.

4th Week of the Month

North Country Collaborative
  • Tuesday, November 28th, 1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main StreetLancaster, 03584, Topic: Review the book, Team Teaching in Early Childhood: Leadership Tools for Reflective Practice, by Uniit Carruyo.

Western Monadnock Collaborative
  • Wednesday, November 15th, 9:30-11:30 am, Bentley Commons, 197 Water Street, Keene, 03431, Topic: The Foster Grandparent Program with guest speaker Nancy Paul from The Friends Program. *Date change due to holiday.

White Mountain Collaborative
  • Thursday, November 16th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Tri-Country CAP Building, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, 03886, Topic: Homelessness with guest speaker Jodi Perlo from the Tyler Blain House. *Date change due to holiday.
Resources to Share with Families
Vroom Tip Silly Charades

Try doing some Vroom tips in your program and share them with families. Become a brain builder today!
November is Family
Stories Month
Gather the whole family together for some fun story sharing time.
November is National
Family Literacy Month
This month encourage families to share the joy of reading together. Offer families some great book choices for reading aloud.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Training Opportunities
Preschool Technical Assistance Network (PTAN) is offering three free trainings.
Click on the pictures for more details about each training and for a printable copy.
Message from the
NH Immunization Program (NHIP)


The New Hampshire 2017 Childcare Immunization Report was released in mid-October and is due November 15, 2017. If you did not receive an email, check your spam folder. If the NH Immunization Program (NHIP) does not have an email contact for you, the report was mailed to you via the US Postal Service. If you did not receive a report by email or regular mail, go to the NHIP Child Care website: . Here you will find a link to the electronic report as well as a PDF of the report that you can print and complete. The website also has tools and resources to help you complete the report.

This Annual Childcare Immunization Report is required by New Hampshire State Statute 141-C:20-e, Immunization Reports, which states “Schools and child care agencies, whether public or private, shall make an annual report to the Commissioner relative to the status of immunization of all enrolled students.”

If you have any questions, please contact the NH Immunization Program at 603-271-4482. Thank you for helping keep New Hampshire families and communities protected against vaccine preventable diseases!
Early Childhood Credential Challenge

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 began October 1, 2017 and ends March 1, 2018.
Get Ready for this Year's Early Childhood Credential Challenge!

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.

Please note, these are not multi-series trainings. 

“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 
Save the Date
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 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. 
  • Position is in the Main Office in Nashua.

The Professional Development Support Coordinator:
  • Facilitates and coordinates professional development opportunities.
  • Recruits and engages Trainers for professional development opportunities.
  • Manages training registration, preparation of training documents, and attendance documentation of professional development opportunities in collaboration with the Training and TA Specialist.
  • Coordinates with CCR&R Program Manager in establishing professional development needs throughout the state.
  • Statewide position.

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.
  • Statewide position.

For more information about each position or to apply, please go to  to fill out an online application.
Learning Adventures is in need of an experienced early childhood teacher to join their team!

  • Click here for more details about this position.

If interested, please email cover letter, resume and salary expectations to or call 603-669-2811 for more information.
Joyful Noise Learning Center in Bow has a full time associate or assistant teacher position available for our Infant/Toddler room.  

We are a licensed center that has a small family atmosphere. 

Love kids, love God? Please call Carol Waring at 224-6069 or email Carol at for more information.
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
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

Need Help? Support? Call our Training and TA Lines
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