Monthly Minutes
November 2016
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
As November arrives, the CCAoNH team is hard at work.   In addition to hosting over 15 trainings and 12 Directors' and Leadership Collaboratives this month, we are also offering the "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference in Conway.

Behind the scenes, CCAoNH staff are continuing work on several projects. We are almost ready to reveal our new website, look below for more details.  The custom development being done to the NH Professional Registry is progressing nicely and we are getting ready to release our next Progressive Training and TA Program.  

Be on the lookout for a Condensed Provider Update.  By submitting an update, we can keep our database current.  This allows us to provide families that need child care with the most accurate referrals possible.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  

As November is the month for giving thanks, we would like to extend our gratitude for the work you do with children and families everyday.  Your work shapes the future, thank you!  W e hope you enjoy this month's edition of Monthly Minutes and we wish you a safe and happy November.
Our Latest News and Updates
CCAoNH will be Closed Several Dates in November
November 8 - we will be closed for Election Day.  Don't forget to vote!

November 11 - we will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

November 24-25 - we will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Welcome  Nancy McIntosh!
Nancy has joined the CCAoNH Team as the  Bilingual Support  Specialist!

As the Bilingual Support Specialist, Nancy, can assist Spanish speaking families in finding child care as well as support programs and providers with Training and Technical Assistance.  If you are in need of bilingual support, please call  (603) 578-1386 ext. 28.

Condensed  Provider Updates
Every Fall, we do a condensed update of our early childhood programs as rates tend to change in the fall and vacancies need to be filled. Please take a moment to complete the forms and send them to our Lead CCR&R Outreach Coordinator, Karen Abbott at or mail it to our main office at Child Care Aware of NH, Attn: Karen Abbott, 88 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060.  
There are two way to complete the Condensed Provider Update: 
  • Use the fillable form by downloading the document and complete it right on the computer. Click here for the fillable Condensed Provider Update Form. Then, email it back to  
  • Use the Mailable form by downloading the document, print and complete it.  Click here for the mailable Condensed Provider Update Form. Then, mail it to 88 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060.  Attn: Karen Abbott.  
 Website Redesign 
Our website is almost ready!  Be on the lookout for an email from to tell you when it is live.  Please remember alt hough  the new site will be up and running,  this is an ongoing project. Please bear with us as we work to build a more user friendly site for families and providers. 
November Registration Window is Now OPEN!
It's the first of the month, the registration window for November 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 trainer and host sites needs and availability.  
  •  Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, CCR&R Volunteer Orientation, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, 0330

Two trainings will be rescheduled for December.  More info to come: 

  • Tuesday, November 15thWatch Me Grow, Ages and Stages, and Learn the Signs: Act Early
  • Thursday, November 17th, CCB: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care

 "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference
Registration Closes TODAY. Don't miss out!
Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Conway.
Click here or the picture below to view the conference brochure.
Click on the Eventbrite icon below to register before 4:30 pm TODAY.

"A Shooter in the Building: Violent Intruder Response Training for Childcare Professionals" with Sabine Garhardt

Live Webinar

December 5th, 6:30-8:30 pm

More Details to Come!

"Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference in Keene

Keene State College

January 28th 

More Details to Come!

Training and TA Institute
Using the NH Early Learning Standards

December 13, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

More details to come.
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.
November 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, November 1st, Manchester, 9:30-11:30 am, St. Peter’s Home, 300 Kelley Street, 03102

  • Tuesday, November 1st, Nashua, 6:30-8:30 pm, CCAoNH, 88 Temple Street, 03060.  

  • Wednesday, November 2nd, Concord, 9:30-11:30 am, NHTI, 31 College Drive, 03301. *Please note ONE TIME ONLY location change.

  • Thursday, November 3rd, Peterborough, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital452 Old Street Road,  03458. 

      2nd Week of the Month

  • Wednesday, November 9th, 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, November 15th, Laconia, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, 03246.

  • Wednesday, November 16th, Rochester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, 03887.  

  • Thursday, November 17, Nashua, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 223, 505 Amherst Street, 03063.

  • Thursday, November 17th,  Claremont, 6:30-8:30 pm, River Valley Community College, 1 College Place, 03743.

  • Thursday, November 17th, 
    Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building,  448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886. *Please note date change due to the holiday, normally held on the fourth Thursday of the month.

        4th Week of the Month
  • Tuesday, November 22nd, Exeter, 9:30-11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, 03883.  

  • Tuesday, November 22nd, Lancaster, 1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street,

  • Thursday, November 17th, 
    Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886. *Please note date change due to holiday.

5th Week of the Month

  • Additional Collaborative Added (for CCLU Rule Revision ONE TIME ONLYTuesday, November 29, Nashua, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Nashua Child Learning Center, 5 St. Laurent Street, 03064
CCLU Rule Revision Sessions

Register for a Child Care Aware of NH Directors' or  Leadership Collaborative near you to hear about:
  • Where CCLU is in the revision process
  • How you can become involved
  • Ask your questions
  • Tell CCLU your concerns

Due to space limitations, please register and attend one information session; so that, others can obtain the information provided.  

Please see below for CCLU Rule Revision Session near you. 

Central Region

  • Concord Directors' Collaborative, Wednesday, November 2, 9:30 - 11:30 am, NHTI, 31 College Drive, Concord (Please note location change to accommodate more participants.)
  • Laconia Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, January 17, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, Laconia

Eastern Region

  • Seacoast Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, November 22, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, Exeter
  • Rochester Directors' Collaborative, Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester 

Northern Region

  • Tamworth Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, December 226:30 - 8:30 pm, Tri County CAP Building, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth 
  • Lancaster Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, January 24, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street, Lancaster 
Southern Region
  • Manchester Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, November 1, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, Manchester
  • ONE TIME ONLY Additional Collaborative Added (for CCLU Rule Revision Session) Nashua Director's Collaborative, Tuesday, November 29, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Nashua Child Learning Center, 5 St. Laurent Street, Nashua
  • Derry Directors' Collaborative, Wednesday, December 14, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry

Western Region

  • Peterborough Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, January 56:30 - 8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough
  • Claremont Leadership Collaborative, ThursdayJanuary 196:30 - 8:30 pm, River Valley Community College, 1 College Drive, Claremont
  • The session will be offered twice at the Keene "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference
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 with Your Families

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 
Checked Vroom out! Click on the picture above to watch the Video Vroom Tip:  Bag Adventures.
November is Child Safety Month

Here is a list of 10 things you can share with families to help keep children safe!  
  1. Use safety gates. Even before your baby crawls, install safety gates to match your home and protect curious children from harm. Hardware mounted gates should be installed at the top and bottom of the stairs.
  2. Prepare for bedtime. Remove all soft, fluffy and loose bedding from the baby’s sleep area. This includes pillows, blankets, quilts, bumper pads, sleep positioners, sheepskins, stuffed toys and other soft products.
  3. Be mindful of plants. Choose decorative plants that are non-toxic. Common household plants can cause serious sickness.
  4. Update your exterior. Place a welcome mat outside your home or apartment. Pesticides and other toxins may be carried inside on the soles of people's shoes.
  5. Keep things tidy. Storage bins offer a great way to store toys and baby supplies, preventing tripping hazards. 
  6. Get creative. Hand paint electrical outlet covers to blend into walls. Install door knob covers as a means to keep little hands from opening doors.
  7. Lock it up. Put locks on anything and everything that can open.
  8. Be cautious of choking hazards. Be vigilant about coins, marbles, keys, jewelry, paper clips, water bottle tops, safety pins, removable rubber tips on doorstops, jeweled decorations on children's clothing, crayons, and hard and round foods.
  9. Check out your furniture. Use angle braces or anchors to secure large furniture to the wall. Place TVs, VCRs and stereo systems on lower furniture, as far back as possible.
  10. Hot water: Set hot water heaters no higher than 120 degrees F. A lower water temperature reduces the chance of scald burns. A bath thermometer can help you manage the temperature of water in your child's baths.

Written by: Debra Holtzman

Other Early Childhood News & Updates

EC-SEAT Project

The University of New Hampshire's Department of Education is seeking individuals for the Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology (EC-SEAT) project

This is an excellent opportunity for new and experienced practitioners in the field to pursue graduate study in early childhood education: special needs with a specialty in assistive technology. 

EC-SEAT* project scholars receive a  $20,000 educational award and an iPad  to support earning:
Contact project coordinator Carrie Portrie  for more information and visit the  EC-SEAT Website  and  FAQ .
FREE Training  in The Pyramid Model

Announcing a unique three day training opportunity on promoting young children’s social-emotional competence and preventing, understanding, and responding to challenging behaviors!
Training opportunities:
  • Strategies to Promote the Social-Emotional Competence of Preschool-Aged Children and Address Challenging Behavior: The Pyramid Model, November 11-13, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm each day.  Click here for a printable flyer with more information about training, location and registration link.
  • Strategies to Promote the Social-Emotional Competence of Preschool-Aged Children and Address Challenging Behavior: The Pyramid Model, December 7-9, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm each day.  Click here for a printable flyer with more information about training, location and registration link.
  • Strategies to Promote the Social-Emotional Competence of Infants and Toddlers: The Pyramid Model, December 14-16, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm each day.  Click here for a printable flyer with more information about training, location and registration link.

  • Participants must attend all three days of training.
  • Please take note of training locations and the age group each will address.
  • Participants are responsible for providing their own lunch (an hour lunch break will be provided).

These training events are offered in collaboration with NH’s new Pyramid Model Initiative, led by the NH Department of Education and NH Department of Health and Human Services, which will build state infrastructure and support for early childhood program participation in the Pyramid Model. The training is sponsored by the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services/Maternal & Child Health Section; Project LAUNCH NH; and Spark NH

NH Immunization Program


The New Hampshire 2016 Childcare Immunization Report was released on October 13, 2016 and is due November 15, 2016. If you did not receive an email on October 13th or 14th, check your spam folder. If we do not have an email contact for you, the report was mailed to you via the US Postal Service on October 13th. If you did not receive a report by email or regular mail, you may download a report from our website

Our 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 603-271-3572.

Thank you for helping keep New Hampshire families and communities protected against vaccine preventable diseases!

Challenging Behaviors: There has to be a better way!
98% of challenging behaviors are a mismatch of temperament between the adult and the child. How can self-reflection, self-awareness and documentation help teachers down size their challenging behavior population? Through knowing yourself and being able to adjust to the 4 temperament types in this 4 model approach to behavior will help you find success with children with challenging behaviors and a calmer classroom.

Click here or on the flyer below for more details. 
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.
Busy Child Care Center seeking energetic person to fill a teacher/assistan t position.  
  • Full time and part time mornings available.
Interested persons may email Lisa at 
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

Kendal at Hanover’s Children’s Center has child care openings in the preschool and toddler classrooms.  We also currently have two toddler teaching positions open: a Lead teacher and an Associate teacher.

Interested individuals should contact Krystle Murphy, Director of Child Care at Kendal at Hanover.  Email: or call 603-643-7020.

Appleseeds Day School is looking to add a full time preschool teacher (3 yr olds) to their teaching team. 
  • We offer very competitive wages and benefits. 
  • Applicants should meet Lead Teacher qualifications and be available to work Monday-Friday.

For more information about us please go to or our Facebook page.  Resumes can be emailed to:   We look forward to hearing from you!

Imagination's A Child's Place in Moultonborough is looking for an Infant teacher

  • Must be certified with at least 9 credit hours in early childhood (one being the required child growth and development) and experience.
  • Hours are around 35 per week. 

Please call (603) 476-8400 to set up an interview.

The Landry Early Childhood Center (LECC) at Rivier University is hiring for a full-time Associate Teacher to start in November 2016.

The LECC is a NAEYC accredited program dedicated to providing high-quality programming for children, families and a professional work environment for staff. 

All applicants must be flexible with hours including the ability to work until 6:00 pm.


  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of Education, or working towards degree, with a minimum of 9 credits in ECE, with at least three credits in Child Growth and Development, and 1 to 2 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Relevant experience working with infant through pre-school age children in a licensed child care setting.
  • Familiarity with various types of disabilities desirable. 
  • The ability and willingness to support the Mission of the University; and to work collaboratively and collegiality with other staff and university community members.

For consideration for a position with us, please email your resume to 

Rivier University offers outstanding benefits including free college tuition, generous paid time off and holidays, health/dental and life insurance and a professional work environment!

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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