April 2021 Monthly Minutes
What is Happening at CCAoNH?
Hello Providers,
 
Spring has officially sprung! We hope you have been able to make it outside and take advantage of these warmer days. In the month of April, we are continuing to offer ongoing professional development opportunities, supporting Providers with the new database and gearing up for the Summer months. Child Care Aware of NH, powered by Southern New Hampshire Services wants to thank all of those who have attended our virtual special events this past year and completed their evaluations. These evaluations inform us of what Child Care Providers around the State would like to see in the annual training calendar. We are in the midst of planning for next year’s professional development opportunities and special events.

The Training and TA Specialists continue to support providers in 2021. We are continuing to offer our Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives and beginning to think about topics for next year. Our Training and TA Specialists are offering Virtual TA Cohorts on a variety of State Initiatives. We have many Trainings left to offer including those found in the NH Professional Registry and Eventbrite. 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 Program Profile Access in the new NH Connections Information System. They are also helping Provider’s update their program’s information in order to offer the most accurate information to families. Along those lines, the Outreach Specialists continue to provide referrals to families seeking child care and helping families with remote learning options.
 
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
Masking in Child Care Guide

This guide is full of helpful hints and great resources for you to use to support children, staff and families with masking in child care.
Masking in Child Care Video

We hope this video helps others who are masking up in early childhood programs. Thank you to all of the early childhood programs, staff, families and children that contributed to this video.
CCAoNH Business Management Practices

Child Care Aware of NH, powered by Southern New Hampshire Services, is proud to offer two (2) options for Administrators/Directors to explore Business Management Practices. The TA Virtual Cohort participants have been selected, but the Progressive Training and TA Program has open enrollment. Click on the button below to learn more.
CCAoNH Employment Opportunities

Child Care Aware of NH has open positions: Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Infant and Toddler Specialist and Lead Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator.
Starting the Conversation
Talking to Toddlers About Differences
“By responding in a sensitive and age-appropriate way, you are also taking the most important step in helping teach your child how to be sensitive to other’s feelings and to respect differences, important values in the incredibly rich and diverse world that surrounds us.” 

CCAoNH Professional Development Opportunities
2020-2021
Virtual Annual Training Calendar
CCAoNH Professional Development Definition Sheet
Check out our April Trainings available in the NH Professional Registry!
  • Adverse Childhood Experience Overview
  • How does your Garden Grow - in Preschool? 
  • My Voice Matters: Personal Advocacy
  • Advocacy 101-How to Advocate for NH's Children
  • Discovering Reggio Emilia and the Hundred Languages of Children
  • Zoom Basics and Beyond
  • Understanding Homelessness and Its Impacts on Children and Families
Progressive Training and TA Program
Early Childhood
Focused Collaboratives
Training Collections through Child Care Aware of NH
Registration Policies

Interested in viewing our registration policies?

For more information, please email ccrrtraining@snhs.org to request a copy of them.
Monthly Health and Safety Topics
NHAEYC Updates
Resources to Share with Families
6 Mindfulness Activities You Can Do as a Family 

“Mindfulness is the practice of detaching yourself from the craziness of the outside world and your own racing thoughts by honing in on the calm center that is always inside you. Want to make mindfulness a family priority? Bring focus and peace with these powerful practices.” -Parents.com
April is the Month

Do you have families who are apart of one of the Branches of Service? If so, have your families check out Child Care Aware of America's resources for military families. We would also like to extend a special thank you to all those who serve or have served!
Other Early Childhood News and Updates
COVID-19 Absenteeism Billing
The DHHS Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration will continue to provide COVID-19 absenteeism and school-aged billing provisions through April 30, 2021.

  • Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
  • Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Important Information from the Bureau of Child
Development and Head Start Collaboration
Virtual Office Hours

The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration has set up virtual office hours that include Q&A Sessions related to your submitted CRRSA application. Please note, the CRRSA Grant Application Period has closed.

Upcoming Q&A Sessions:

April 6, 2021 12:00PM
Apr 7, 2021 12:00PM
Apr 13, 2021 12:00PM
Apr 14, 2021 12:00PM
Apr 20, 2021 12:00PM
If you would like to join any of these session please use the Zoom link below. The same Zoom link is being used for each of the Q&A sessions. The passcode for the meetings is: 459644.
This message is being sent as a courtesy to our collaborative partner, Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Facility Licensing and Certification, Child Care Licensing Unit on behalf of the DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control is working closely with the Regional Public Health Networks (RPHNs) around the State to determine their capabilities and plans to hold vaccination clinics in March and April. For more information related to the COVID-19 Vaccine, including scheduling an appointment click the button below. If you have any questions, please direct them to covidvaccine@dhhs.nh.gov.
NH Pyramid Model Collaborative E-News

Did you know that there is a NH Pyramid Model Collaborative E-Newsletter?

This newsletter outlines Statewide collaborative efforts to provide information and resources on the Pyramid Model.

The E-News will be distributed every other month in 2021 until September, when it will be put out monthly.
NH Family Voices (NHVF) is asking for your help in completing their Survey. Each year, they are asked to report on the work they have done to support families and professionals working with children having special healthcare needs/disabilities.
 
By compiling your anonymous responses with the responses of other parents and professionals, they can identify shared experiences, continuing needs and the impact NHFV, Family to Family Health Information Center has had in the State.
Please take a few moments to complete the Survey below.
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