Mood Follows Action
Hello Providers,

Technically the first day of spring is March 20th, but as New Englanders, we know better than to put away the winter coats and snow boots! This time of year can end up feeling a little humdrum. The weather isn't quite warm enough to be enjoyable, and by now most people are over the cold and snow. It can be easy to start feeling a little "blah" or maybe even restless.

It's important to be aware of your mood and how it might be affecting you. Many studies have shown that your mood can influence perception, motivation, decision-making, social interactions, and even more basic cognitive processes like memory and attention.
Check out this short video from Coach with Coco on how to improve your mood.

*Natasha "Coco" Bernitz will be our keynote speaker at the 2023 Annual Celebration of NH Early Childhood Professionals! For more information see Other Early Childhood News and Updates below.
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!
CCAoNH Updates
NH Connections Job Board
Do you have positions you are looking to fill? Check out the Child Care Job Board!

Located on the front page of our website, post your open positions and let prospective educators know about what makes your program unique. Posting is FREE and your position will stay up for six (6) months or until you take it down!

To learn more about how you can post a job opportunity, about program requirements, or about job board etiquette, visit the Job Board Manager Page.
Beyond Revive & Thrive
Child Care Aware of NH, a program of Southern NH Services, is thrilled to be offering a brand new private Facebook group: Beyond Revive & Thrive!

This group is for individuals looking for the same type of support they receive in the monthly Revive & Thrive sessions. This is your safe space to post or share content that lifts everyone up and adds to our quality of life.

To join, click the button below!
*please note that is is a private group, interested members must answer ALL membership questions and agree to the group rules.

**Disclaimer: Beyond Revive & Thrive is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for nor does it seek to offer professional advice or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you have regarding your health.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.

People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.
Two Ways to Pay
Child Care Aware of NH wants everyone to have the opportunity to attend our special events. Some of these events have a cost associated with them and we recognize that this can be a barrier for some individuals. If attending one of CCAoNH's paid trainings is cost-prohibitive, there are two ways to pay!

  1. CCAoNH Training Bucks: Use your Training bucks earned by participating in a Progressive or Cohort with your program.
  2. NH Cares Scholarship: If you are a provider currently working 30 hours or more; you qualify. This scholarship will cover the total fee to attend one of our paid special events. The NH Cares Scholarship is non-refundable and non-transferable.

To receive the NH Cares Scholarship please send the information below to with the subject line "NH Cares Scholarship"
  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Place of Employment
  • Hours You Work
  • How the NH Cares Scholarship will Benefit You
CCAoNH Professional Development Opportunities
March Special Events
Hiring & Managing Talent in a Constantly Evolving Job Market
You don't want to miss out on the 2023 Spring Early Childhood Leadership Summit! Krystal Hicks is back and she will be talking about effectively managing and motivating a multi-generational workforce, how to build your pipeline, how you can use LinkedIn, how to target-source specific backgrounds based on your organization's needs, and more topics!

This is happening Thursday, March 9th from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM online via Zoom. To register, click the button below!
Still on the fence about whether or not to sign up for the 2023 Spring Leadership Summit? Check out what this year's presenter, Krystal Hicks, has to say!
March At-a-Glance
Check out all the great training opportunities happening in March!

You can register for collaboratives, ERS trainings, and more through NHCIS.

As a reminder, Child Care Aware of NH offerings trainings September through June. While June still is a few months away, it's always a good idea to plan ahead in case you will be needing training hours during the summer months.
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.
Are you a Program Administrator or Director? Have you heard of the Business Management Practices PT&TAP?

This is a great opportunity to get support through assessment and goal setting to support and cultivate quality business management practices.
Want to know more?

Contact us at,
(603) 578-1386, ext. 2526 and ext. 2532
or on LiveChat.
Monthly Health And Safety Resources
Helping Young Children Be Active
Physical activity is so important for young children! It can help children improve their cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

One other important benefit of keeping children physically active is obesity prevention. Obesity now affects 1 in 5 children and adolescents. It can put children at increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, joint problems, and breathing problems.

Check out this online course that goes over ways child care providers can support the children in their care, help them get physical activity, and support families in helping their children lead an active lifestyle.
Other Early Childhood News And Updates
2023 Annual Celebration of NH Early Childhood Professionals
Join us on Monday, April 3, 2023, for a time to celebrate you the NH Early Childhood Professional.

This live, in-person event (with an online option for a portion of the event) is open to all NH early childhood education and care providers. The event includes awards and recognition for those Early Childhood Professionals who have earned a credential(s) since spring 2019!

This event is taking place Monday, April 3rd, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. It is being held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. There will be light appetizers, guest speakers, drawings for giveaways, and swag bags.

To learn more and save your seat, click the button below!
What Has Stabilization Grant Funding Meant for You and Your Program?
Stabilization Grants have been a lifeline for child care. This important funding has helped programs hire and retain staff, pay bills, reach more families, and be used toward making improvements to program quality. But this funding is temporary and will expire later this year.

Child Care Aware of America is seeking to hear perspectives from more child care providers in every state. Can you submit a short video? Sharing your story can help leaders and policymakers hear about the challenges child care continues to face and the difference that additional funding can make for programs and families nationwide.

Click the button below to listen to what other providers have said and submit your own video!
NH State Police Background Check Information Session
Join the Child Care Advisory Council for an informational session on the process of criminal record checks in New Hampshire.

This training is being offered on Thursday March 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the NH State Police Headquarters in Concord, NH.

If interested, please RSVP to the Child Care Advisory Council at

For more details, click the image of the flyer or the button below.
Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Grant
Have you heard? The Early Childhood Tuition Assistance (ECTA) Grant is now available to all individuals working in an NH licensed child care or out-of-school time child care facility!

Additionally, 100% of tuition for up to two (2) ECE classes per term is covered for 2023.

To learn more about these changes and/or apply, click the flyer or the button below.
SELA Platform
Human Resources (HR) support and expertise for everyday HR challenges is now available to you through the SELA Website!
How many times a week are you faced with HR questions that you could use guidance on before you respond? Like around job performance, taking disciplinary action, employee’s safety concerns, etc.
You can now get the answers you need when you need them. You can get UNLIMITED and DIRECT access to a qualified HR expert between 9am and 6pm, Monday through Friday, by signing up through the SELA website. The annual cost of the HR Hotline is $300. That’s like paying for 3 hours of HR expert consultation, but actually getting access to an expert 45 hours a week for 52 weeks a year. $300 is $25 a month.
Child care folks have said the peace of mind of knowing you can get this expert advice at any time during your workday is, alone, worth it.
To learn more, watch this short video featuring New Hampshire’s own Cellissa Hoyt, our former SELA State Director:
Log into or register on the SELA Platform at or use the QR code below. Once you’re in just type “HR” into the search box and scroll down to select HR Hotline.   
We are here to help! Email us at with any questions!
Tapping in the Classroom
This spotlight webinar is for teachers and school personnel. A discussion on how to introduce tapping as part of the Choose Love Curriculum tailored to the grade level and developmental level of the students. Teachers will have the tools to introduce tapping to their students in an easy doable way that will not require much additional work or preparation for them.

This webinar is scheduled for March 8th from 7:00 to 8:15 PM.

To register, click the button below.
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.