June 2023
Hello Providers!

Welcome to the June edition of Monthly Minutes! As we dive into the summer season, we are thrilled to bring you a burst of energy and inspiration.

This month, we invite you to embrace your unique talents and passions as you engage young minds through creative activities and exciting outdoor adventures. We understand that challenges may arise, but we encourage you to think outside the box with us. Our newsletter is packed with practical resources and valuable training opportunities designed to enhance your skills.

June is a time of growth and endless possibilities. Together, let's cultivate an environment of curiosity, resilience, and pure joy. Allow the radiant sunshine of June to inspire you as we eagerly await the magic you'll create this month.

With warm regards,

Child Care Aware of NH
CCAoNH Updates
Where in NH are the CCAoNH Outreach Specialists?
The CCR&R Outreach Specialists have been busy attending outreach events recently and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate raffle basket winners at some of these recent events.
Congratulations to the Gomez, Das, and Lima Families. We hope you all enjoy the fun gifts that were provided in the baskets!
We will be at the Inspired Birth & Baby Expo coming up on June 4th at the Armory at The Doubletree in Manchester NH. Please stop by and say hello if you happen to be there! Moreover, when you say hello, let us know you heard we would be there through the E-News and we'll have a special Vroom gift for you!
We also ask that you please take the time to update your Program Profile. If you need any assistance you are more than welcome to give us a call at 855-393-1731 ext. 2531. Lots of families are making child care arrangements for the summer and the fall and your updated Program Profile will enable us to send accurate and up-to-date referrals!

Be well!

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire Outreach Team
Facebook Accounts Merging
Exciting news! We're merging our Facebook pages into one platform, bringing child care providers and families together. This consolidation means easier access to information for providers to share with families. We're committed to providing exceptional content and fostering a vibrant and interactive community. Stay tuned for more updates!
New E-Newsletter Alert!
We have some exciting news to share! In our ongoing commitment to provide you with the most relevant and valuable content, we are thrilled to announce that we will be revamping our newsletters. Our goal is to deliver an enhanced experience tailored specifically to your needs and interests.

Through this revamp, we aim to bring you more personalized and targeted content that addresses the topics that matter most to you. We understand that different roles and settings require unique perspectives and resources. That's why we will be introducing specialized newsletters for infant and toddler caregivers, preschool caregivers, and multi-age caregivers.

Each newsletter will focus on the specific challenges, strategies, and insights relevant to your role, providing you with practical tips, engaging activities, and valuable resources to support your work. We want these newsletters to be a valuable companion that empowers and inspires you in your everyday efforts.

The mid-month E-News You Can Use will be replaced with these new and improved newsletters, catering to your unique roles. We are aiming to have these specialized newsletters ready for you by fall 2023. We want to take this time to create a seamless transition and deliver a truly exceptional experience.

Stay tuned for more updates and sign-up information, as we can't wait to unveil the new and improved newsletters tailored specifically to your role!
CCAoNH Professional Development Opportunities
Spotlight on Profession Development-Summer 2023
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is pleased to announce our Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities!

Explore a wide range of topics, from Water Safety Training, CPR & First Aid to Environment Rating Scales (ERS), ensuring you have the tools and knowledge to provide quality care.

Don't forget to join us at Revive & Thrive, designed to help providers prioritize self-care and well-being
Discover exciting opportunities! Click the picture above or the button below to find out more.
Did you know that drowning is a major risk for children under our care? It's the leading cause of injury death for children aged 1 to 2, and the second leading cause of unintentional death for individuals aged 5 to 44 in the United States (U.S. Lifesaving Association).

In this comprehensive training, you'll gain invaluable knowledge and practical strategies to prevent drowning incidents. Our trainer, Scott Noyes, will guide you through industry standards and best practices, equipping you with the skills needed to create a secure environment for the children in your care.
Take advantage of this opportunity by clicking on the picture for complete details. Secure your spot now through your NHCIS account!
June Trainings At-a-Glance
There are lots of great professional development opportunities happening in June!

To learn more about the topics being offered at this month's Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives, be sure to keep reading.
Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives
Progressive Training and Technical Assistance Program (PT&TAP)
Child Care Aware of NH offers seven (7) Progressive Training and TA Program Topics to support program quality improvement. The PT&TAP offers child care programs the opportunity to participate in focused and facilitated training and technical assistance. This means we will support you based on your strengths and needs, and help you reach your goals at your own pace.
Have you heard about the Staff Qualifications Initiative? We provide comprehensive assistance to programs and their staff members as they navigate the NHCIS Professional Registry. We provide guidance in creating personalized annual professional development plans and offer assistance for applying for individual credentials and endorsements through the NH Early Childhood Professional Development System.
Want to know more?

Contact us at
(603) 578-1386, ext. 2526 and ext. 2532
Monthly Health And Safety Resources
Play it Safe in the Sun!
Ensuring sun safety for children in child care settings is crucial to protect their delicate skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Child care providers play a vital role in creating a safe environment. There are things providers can do to help reduce the risk of sun damage:

  • Schedule outdoor activities during the early morning or late afternoon when the sun's rays are less intense.
  • Encouraging children to wear protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and sunglasses, can offer additional defense against the sun.
  • Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF regularly, even on cloudy days, is paramount.
  • Seeking shade whenever possible and educating children about the importance of sun protection through fun activities and role modeling will contribute to establishing lifelong sun-safe habits.

By prioritizing sun safety, child care providers can ensure a safe and enjoyable summer for children.

Check out the CDC's guide, Play it Safe in the Sun for more tips! And don't forget to share it with families and caregivers in your program.
Other Early Childhood News And Updates
Help Spread the Word!
NH Family Voices needs your help!

They are gathering feedback from families whose children were 5 years old and under and living in NH during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This is a quick survey - not even 10 minutes - and it will provide feedback to the state on the experiences of families with young children. 

Would you please forward this to families, coworkers and friends to share with as many families as possible?
Global Mindfulness in Education Summit
Check out the Global Mindfulness in Education Summit! Join over 30 experts as they share their ideas, thoughts, and strategies about mindfulness from a global perspective.

This event is FREE and is happening June 4-9.

To find more details and register, click the button below.
Early Efforts: Place Matters - How the Environment We Create Shapes the Foundations of Early Development
A wide range of conditions in the places where children live, grow, play, and learn can get “under the skin” and affect their developing brains and other biological systems. Rapidly advancing science around early childhood development provides evidence that, beginning before birth, these environmental conditions shape how children develop, which shapes their lifelong physical and mental health, in turn.

Join The Hunt Institute and an expert panel inspired by Place Matters, the most recent working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child for this important conversation.

This session is being offered on June 12th at 2:00 PM. You can register by clicking the button below.
Wellness in Child Care
Early childhood educators provide nurturing care that helps to build health in young children. It is important to build your own health as well.

Physical activity, rest and sleep, nutrition, and emotional wellness are important components of building health and wellness among early educators. Try these tips for staying healthy and promoting wellness with young children.
Telehealth Through SELA
The State Early Learning Alliance (SELA) website puts dollars back in the pockets of NH’s child care professionals. You’ll ALSO get admin and classroom tools and resources to support you in your quality. All staff have FREE access to the SELA website today!

A free and easy way to hire members with one click! Post your ad to 16 of the most popular job sites including Indeed, LinkedIn, GlassDoor, Google, and Ziprecruiter.

24/7/365 access to experienced, board-certified doctors by phone, video, or mobile app. Unlimited use with no co-pays for just $8/month for your staff member and their whole family.

Curriculum and office supplies, including Discount School Supply 20% off, Kaplan 17% off, and up to 65% off office supplies with fast and free delivery.
Save 10-35% on food and get it delivered
Waste Management – 15% average savings
ADP Payroll Processing – 25% off
Print personalized teacher discount cards and more!

You can even maximize and customize your savings with one-on-one assistance!
To learn more, log into or register for free on the SELA Platform at www.selanhmembers.com or use the QR code to the right. You will receive approval of your registration within one business day. Once you log in begin with the START HERE tab.
QUESTIONS? Email sela@earlylearningnh.org or schedule a half-hour Zoom with us using this link https://calendly.com/jcowell-2/30min?month=2022-11 or use the QR code to the left. 
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is a Child Care Resource and Referral Program powered by Southern New Hampshire Services. The preparation of this document was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Economic and Housing Stability, Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and the US Department of Health and Human Services.