CCAoNH Program Service Update
Due to the concerns regarding COVID-19, Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is exercising some precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of the early childhood field and we are adapting program services as a result.
To mirror and support a collaborative partner’s efforts we are being proactive and are adjusting Professional Development Opportunities through to April 17, 2020 either by canceling trainings or moving to an online format. Please see the following adjustments:

  • Child Care Training Institute: “A Pep In Your Step”: Canceled and registration fees will be refunded.
  • Caring for Our Children Conference: Canceled and registration fees will be refunded.
  • All Evening and Saturday trainings: Canceled until April 17th. Registration fees will be refunded if applicable.
  • Early Childhood Leadership Collaboratives will be moving to online format through Zoom until April 17th.
  • Family Child Care Networking Collaborative will be moving to online format through Zoom until April 17th.
  • The Strengthening Business Management Practices Communities of Practice Information Session will all be moving to online format through Zoom.
  • Technical Assistance/Coaching will be moving to online format through Zoom until April 17th.

For those looking for professional development hours, we encourage you to explore online options and an approved list of options is available via this link  or take advantage of one of our online Collaboratives.

Although it’s unfortunate that we are unable to provide face-to-face opportunities due to this pandemic, your health, safety and well-being is our priority. We are fortunate to have some things in place to continue to work with you during this time and we will continue to be vigilant in ensuring that your needs will be met through other measures as they arise.

We have adapted services and have some things in place or in process to help programs and families during this time. These include:

  • Updating database with annual Provider Information Updates;
  • Establishment of Emergency Child Care Lines (578-1386, x28 & x33) for Updates on Program Vacancies and Program Closures;         
  • Creating a process to track and support early childhood educators seeking temporary employment to support working families;
  • Increasing online presence to be responsive to field and to provide updates as they evolve.
  • Setting up online training on COOP. More info. to follow.
  • Exploring other online training options and opportunities that can be provided relevant to this crisis. More info. to follow.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this time. We deeply appreciate and respect all of your efforts to adapt your program practices and programming in light of COVID-19. It’s a challenging time for all and, regardless, it’s encouraging to see everyone coming together to figure out how to best handle their work and to support NH’s children, families, and the early childhood community at large.

Please stay safe and healthy. Feel free to reach out via phone and/or email.

Warm regards,
Tracy Pond, Program Manager
Child Care Aware of NH is a statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Program powered by 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.