March 2021 Monthly Minutes
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Hello Providers,

As we write this, winter is still upon us and snow continues to fall, yet we see a glimpse of what is to come as the days grow longer. In the month of March there are many events we anticipate, including the beginning of spring and Daylight Savings Time. Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services is also pleased to share with you our upcoming professional development opportunities!

Wednesday, March 10th, Diane Levin will be virtually joining the Early
Childhood Focused Collaborative Meeting: CCAoNH's News and
Updates, to discuss the increased use of screen time and its impact on children during this pandemic. Thursday, March 11th, we invite you to join us at our Spring 2021 NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit with Ann Terrell, President of NAEYC, as she speaks about Graceful Leadership through Covid. We are also preparing for next year's professional development so stay tuned to hear more!

Our Training and TA Specialists continue to support providers in 2021. We are offering Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives, Trainings, Special Events, our E-Conference as well as Cohorts. Also don't forget, you can now apply to be a Progressive Training and TA Program at any time. See below for more details about all of our professional development opportunities.

The Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialists have spent a lot of time supporting program administrators/providers with Program Profile Access with the new NH Child Care Search Portal. They continue to assist directors in gaining access to the new system as well as 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. 
Important message regarding NHCIS from our collaborative partner, the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration.
NEW Resources for Accessing NHCIS
To assist programs in accessing their Program Profile for the first time we have developed an outlined step by step process for you to follow- click here or on the photo to access. Additionally, we are working on adjusting the 
www.nh-connections.org website to link you directly to support resources such as the Quick Reference Guide for Providers: Program Profilesvideo and FAQ's. We hope these help you access your Program Profile to update your program information in anticipation of the release date of the pending grant application for Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funding. Thank you, and thank you for the time you are taking in preparation for this upcoming opportunity. 
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 1st option being offered is through the Progressive Training and TA Program and the 2nd option is through a TA Virtual Cohort.
CCAoNH Employment Opportunities

Child Care Aware of NH has two open positions: The Training and Marketing Coordinator and Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program and T.E.A.C.H. NH Support Coordinator.
Starting the Conversation
Focus on DAP:
Joyful Learning in a Tough Year
“What does engaged joyful learning look like during a time when many child care centers around the country are struggling, and educators, families, and children are navigating virtual school and social distancing?” This blog focuses on what Developmentally Appropriate Practices can look like during a harder time. 
CCAoNH Professional Development Opportunities
2020-2021
Virtual Annual Training Calendar
CCAoNH Professional Development Definition Sheet
Play: Unifying the Mind, Body and Spirit
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern NH Services, is excited to provide the VIRTUAL training, Play: Unifying the Mind, Body and Spirit, with Jeanine Fitzgerald. This event is being held at a minimal cost of $10.00 to participants.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online Zoom Training
Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives
CCAoNH
Special Events
Communities of Practice
Training Collections
Registration Policies
Interested in viewing our registration policies?
For more information look at our training calendar or click the link below.
Monthly Health and Safety Topics
NHAEYC Updates
Resources to Share with Families
Put Your Coat On!
“Put your coat on. Take your coat, honey; it’s cold outside. It’s freezing — where’s your coat? 
Through the ages and stages of parenting, there’s been one constant in our household: My desire for my son to wear his coat in the winter, and his desire not to.” 
March of the Stuffed Animals: Activities for a Fun Family Night!
Children will have fun counting, marching and thinking about numbers—with the help of their favorite stuffed animals! These are great activities for a family math night or visiting 
grandparents day.” 
Other Early Childhood News and Updates
Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) Webinars: Part 2
Part 2
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
12:30-1:30 PM
Location: Online Zoom Meeting
Both webinars, Part 1 and Part 2 sessions will be recorded and made available on the Child Care Aware of NH website at nh-connections.org.
New! NH Pyramid Model Collaborative E-News
Did you know that there is a new NH Pyramid Model Collaborative 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.
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