Monthly Minutes
September 2017
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
The summer air is starting to chill and soon autumn will be upon us.

This September, the staff of CCAoNH is off and running. With the 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar out, CCAoNH is offering a wide variety of trainings throughout the state. In addition, the Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference will be held in Nashua on September 23rd. Moving forward, we have several special events coming. On October 2nd, CCAoNH and ACROSS NH will be hosting the Training and TA Institute on Emergency Planning . On October 19th, the 4th Annual NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit Part I with Scott Noyes will be held in Manchester. See below for more details about our upcoming events.

Also this month, several staff are headed to Virginia for the National Workforce Registry Alliance Conference. This conference focuses on using data to improve early childhood education policy changes. This is a great opportunity for CCAoNH to get professional development on the workforce registry data.

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
Closed Labor Day
CCAoNH will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 5th.
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.
2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar 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. 

  • CCB: 1, 2, 3 Grow With Me, Tuesday, 9/12/17, New Location- Creative Years, 30 Broad Street, Nashua, 03064
  • Live Webinar: An Introduction to the NH Early Learning Standards, New Date- Wednesday, 9/13/2017
What's New on CCAoNH's Website?
This month, we have added a new page, Types of Child Care, to the website. This page was created to help families understand the different types of child care available to them in the state of NH. To view the page hover over the Families tab, then hover over Quality Care Matters, and click on Types of Child Care.
Training Opportunites and Upcoming Events
Register Today for the Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Nashua

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063

All training sessions from this conference may be used to satisfy the six (6) hours of Health and Safety Training required yearly by the newly revised NH Child Care Program Licensing Rules.  

Click here or on the cover to view the conference brochure.
Learning Communities: Online Health and Safety Technical Assistance Support 
Time is running out! Have you completed the NEW Health and Safety training requirements? If you want help and support to make the September 30, 2017 deadline, check out our Learning Community Meetings.

These meetings are free and registration is through  Eventbrite .    

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
Training and TA Institute
Emergency Planning

Monday, October 2, 2017
Concord, NH

Registration is through Eventbrite .
Cost is $50 per person including lunch.

Click here or on the flyer for more details and a printable copy.

Brought to you by CCAoNH and ACROSS NH
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
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, September 6th, 9:30-11:30 amGranite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, 03301, Topic: Welcome/ Parental Support Services.

Eastern Monadnock Collaborative
  • Thursday, September 7th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, Parmelee Building, Conference Room 3, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough, 03458, Topic: Welcome Back!

2nd Week of the Month

Greater Derry Collaborative
  • Wednesday, September 13th, 9:30-11:30 am, Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry, 03038, Topic: NH Department of Labor.

Greater Manchester Collaborative
  • Wednesday, September 13th, 9:30-11:30 am, Early Head Start, Conference Room, 160 Silver Street, Manchester, 03103, Topic: Welcome Back!
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, September 19th, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, Laconia, 03246, Topic: Welcome/ Collaborating with Public Schools.

Strafford Collaborative
  • Wednesday, September 20th, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester, 03887, Topic: Welcome Back!

Greater Nashua Collaborative
  • Thursday, September 21st, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 229, 505 Amherst Street, Nashua, 03063, Topic: Welcome Back!

River Valley Collaborative
  • Thursday, September 21st, 6:30-8:30 pm, Moody Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 24 Opera House Square, Claremont, 03743, Topic: Welcome/ Childhood Lead Poisoning.

4th Week of the Month

North Country Collaborative
  • Tuesday, September 26th, 1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main StreetLancaster, 03584, Topic: Welcome Back!

Western Monadnock Collaborative
  • Thursday, September 28th, 9:30-11:30 am, Bentley Commons, 197 Water Street, Keene, 03431, Topic: Welcome Back!

White Mountain Collaborative
  • Thursday, September 28th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Tri-Country CAP Building, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, 03886, Topic: Welcome Back!
Resources to Share with Families
Vroom Playtime Poems Tip Activity
This tip activity is not only great for families but in the classroom too!
September is National Preparedness Month

“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Click here for more information to share with families on how to prepare for a disaster.
Grandparents Day is September 10, 2017.

Click here to get ideas about how to make grandparents Day "Grand".
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
 Ways Your Early Childhood Program Can Support Immunization (Part 1) 

Click here or on the picture to find out how your program can support immunization.
Strengthening Families Training Opportunities
Strengthening Families Framework: Bringing the Protective Factors to You
September 23, 2017
Click here for more details.

Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work
September 28 and 29, 2017
Click here for more details.
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 Teacher’s Assistant and Substitutes.
  • Early childhood experience and education preferred, but not needed.
  • Sandwich Children’s Center is a non-profit early learning center serving children 6 weeks to 12 years.
  • Must be 16 years old with reliable transportation to apply. 
  • Click here for a printable copy of the employment ad.

Interested candidates should contact the Director, Karyn Ames at 4 Maple Street, Center Sandwich, NH 03227. Call (603 284-7014 or email . Check us out on the web at .
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire 
Contact Information
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Thank you,
Child Care Aware of NH Team

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