June 2021 Monthly Minutes
What is Happening at CCAoNH?
Hello Providers,
We hope you're finding moments to relax in the sunshine as you gear up for the summer months! In the month of June, we have been busy supporting Providers with their Registry Records, sharing updates about the financial resources available and helping families find child care as they transition back to work. Child Care Aware of NH, a program of Southern New Hampshire Services wants to thank all of those who have accessed the NEW Financial Resources for Providers Page. We hope you find this new page easy to navigate as new funding opportunities become available.

The Training and TA Specialists continue to support providers in a variety of ways. It is the last month for our Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives. We hope to see you at the June Collaboratives, before we take a short break for the summer. Our Training and TA Specialists are wrapping up their Virtual TA Cohorts on a variety of State Initiatives. We still have many Trainings left to offer including those found in the NH Professional Registry, plus a T.E.A.C.H. NH Information Session. The Progressive Training and TA Program has open enrollment. Feel free to apply at any time! See below for more details about all of our professional development opportunities.
The Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialists are offering ongoing support to program administrators and providers with updating their Program Profiles in the NH Connections Information System. The Outreach Specialists are continuing to partner with the NH Employment Program to help families find child care. Referrals to families have increased this month, as more people have been accessing our services and the Child Care Search Portal.

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
Eric Carle 1929-2021

"The Carle family announces with great sadness that Eric Carle, beloved artist, illustrator and writer, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family members on May 23, 2021 at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Eric was 91.

A true creator, Eric Carle is best known for creating over 70 brilliantly illustrated and designed children’s picture books. The books Eric created across more than 60 decades have sold over 170 million copies."

He will be truly missed in the world of early childcare and education. Click on the button below to learn more about his important work and legacy.
Facebook Group Highlight of the Month

Did you know that Child Care Aware of NH, a program of Southern New Hampshire Services has multiple Facebook Groups intended for different audiences?
Child Care Aware of NH ECE Leadership
 Facebook Group

This group was established to provide an online forum for child care administrators, directors and those serving in a leadership role in an early childhood setting to share resources, ask questions and enjoy each other's company.

*Please make sure you answer the membership questions before joining.
Changes to the NH Connection's Website
See below for changes and new resources available on the website.
CCAoNH Employment Opportunities

Child Care Aware of NH has open positions:
  • Training and Technical Assistance Specialists
  • Lead Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
  • Family Child Care Support Specialist
  • CRRSA Grant Support Coordinator
Starting the Conversation
What is your Favorite Resource Available on the Vroom Website?
Vroom by Text
Brain Building 101 Video
Tips for Stressful Times
Vroom's YouTube Channel
CCAoNH Professional Development Opportunities
Virtual Annual Training Calendar
CCAoNH Professional Development Definition Sheet
You're Invited to the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NH
Information Session on CDA Scholarships!
Thursday, June 3rd 1:00-2:00 PM
Registration Information:  
  • Registration is free and online through the New Hampshire Professional Registry.
  • The morning of the information session, registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link to join the session as well as the online evaluation link.
  • Registration is online only and pre-registration is required.
 Training Information:
  • 1 hour of professional development awarded.
  • The Core Knowledge Area is Developing as a Professional.
Information on how to access ZOOM: 
Check out our June Trainings available
in the NH Professional Registry!
  • Understanding Homelessness and Its Impact on Children and Families 
  • Working Well with Co-Parents and Parallel Parents
  • Chill 101: Mindfulness Techniques for Trauma-Sensitive/High-Sensitivity Adults & Children
  • KNOW & TELL® 
Progressive Training and TA Program
Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives
Training Registration Policies

Interested in viewing our training registration policies?

For more information, please email ccrrtraining@snhs.org to request a copy of them.
Monthly Health and Safety Topics
NHAEYC Updates
Resource to Share with Families
Have your families checked out Welcome Families NH Website?
What Welcome Families NH offers families:
  • It helps them want to stay in or come to NH
  • It helps them support their child’s development
  • It helps them know where to turn to find child care, employment, a pediatrician, housing, etc.
  • It helps them know where to turn for support if they’re facing a crisis
  • It helps them Grow, Learn, Live, Play and Work
Southern New Hampshire Services is partnering with the Manchester Police Department to host a FREE Car Seat Safety & Resource Fair at the SNHS Silver Street Child Development Center on June 12th from 9am-2pm!

Families will have access to:
  • Car Seat Safety Inspections & Education from the Manchester Police Department
  • Information about SNHS Child Development offerings
  • Free Children's books
  • Whole Family resources available through SNHS
  • SNHS career opportunities
  • Information about Workforce Development training programs
  • ...and more!
Other Early Childhood News and Updates
Important Information from the Bureau of Child
Development and Head Start Collaboration
Latest Update: COVID-Related Funds and NH Child Care: Where Are We Now?
Check out this update that includes information about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the upcoming DHHS Child Care Stabilization Grant program: Child Care Achieving Stabilization Sub-Grant Program (CCASSP), ARPA Discretionary Funds, the status of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and other DHHS funding allocations to date. We hope this information will be helpful in understanding NH’s COVID-related funding for child care at this time.
Absent Due to COVID Billing
The DHHS Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration has extended Absent due to COVID to August 29, 2021. New spreadsheets, updated policy information and further details are now available!

Click on each link below to view the Absent Due to COVID documents:
Office Hours: Absent Due to COVID Billing
The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration has set up virtual office hours related to Absent Due to COVID Billing.
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021
  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Meeting ID: 829 1451 0399

If you would like to join any of these sessions please click on the button to the left. The same Zoom link is being used for each of the Q&A sessions. The passcode for the meetings is: 056705.
Office Hours: CRRSA Spending for Providers
The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration has set up 
virtual office hours related to CRRSA spending for Providers.
  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Meeting ID: 865 7932 8351

If you would like to join any of these sessions please click on the button to the right. The same Zoom link is being used for each of the Q&A sessions. The passcode for the meetings is: 132757.
Recorded Webinar: How to Use Your CRRSA Funds Part Two
Confused, Concerned or Just Plain Curious
Join us to hear the many ways to use your CRRSA Funds between March 2020 and September 2022. These funds are for COVID-related expenses and income losses, but that means more than just the basics. We will cover the allowable uses and talk about creative ways to use the funds to support your staff and families. A lengthy Q & A period will be included.

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
Update from the Department of Health and Human Services
NH Immunization Program
Many new parents have questions about vaccines. Here are some common questions and answers that you can give your parents about vaccines.
"No One is Coming to Save Us" Podcast
Check out "No One is Coming to Save Us", a new limited series hosted by Gloria Riviera and featuring Kristen Bell about America’s childcare system and how we help fix it.
Child Care Aware of NH is a statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Program a program of Southern New Hampshire Services. The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Economic 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.