April 9, 2020
COVID-19 Updates
Looking for Temporary Staff for your Emergency Child Care Program
Are you looking for staff? Check out the  Individuals Available to Provide Child Care During COVID-19 Emergency page on our website. This list consists of individuals who want to help during COVID-19, whether they work in the field or not.

Things to Remember:
  • If a individual's qualifications do not meet licensing regulations, the program can reach out to Child Care Licensing at ccluoffice@dhhs.nh.gov for possible approval during this State of Emergency. Please include their name, any coursework and experience working with children when making your request.
  • It is the program's responsibility when using or contacting any of these individuals to assess their qualifications and determine whether the individual is a good fit for your program. 
  • The information presented does not constitute an endorsement by CCAoNH of any child care program or person or the services they offer. Relying on information contained on the list is done at one’s own risk.
Looking for Temporary Work During COVID-19
If you are looking for temporary work during the COVID-19 pandemic? Go to our website, fill out the form and get your name on a list that programs can search for temporary employees and families can view to find an alternative child care option.
Families Seeking Referrals
CCAoNH was charged with collecting information on the pulse of early childhood and afterschool programs. We are tracking the status of programs that are opened, closed, reopening and the number of vacancies available. If you know of families that are seeking child care during this pandemic due to programs closing, please refer the families to Child Care Aware of NH at (603) 578-1386 ext. 31.
More about Resources
for NH Child Care Programs and Staff Webinar
A Zoom call for the child care community. 

Topic:    More about Resources for NH Child Care Programs and Staff

Description: Join us as we review the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and talk more about Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL). The webinar will also review the State Early Learning Alliance (SELA) supports that will be available - starting Friday, April 10 - to licensed and license-exempt child care programs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Julie McConnell and Cellissa Hoyt from Early Learning NH will lead the call, along with
Amy Bard, Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). 
Date:   April 9, 2020
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM 
Links regarding registration will be emailed out to all registered participants prior to the start time of this event. Please be sure that the email in your registry record is the most current email to ensure that you are sent the link.

The call will not have a chat feature due to cyber-security concerns, so  submit your questions, comments and ideas related to this topic to our email info@earlylearningnh.org before, during or after the call .

Registration Information:
  • Registration is free and available through the NH Professional Registry at https://nhportal.naccrraware.net/nh/
  • Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link before the call begins and will receive a follow up email with the call password.
  • Registration is on-line only and pre-registration is required.
If you cannot be on the Zoom call, do not worry, as the recording will be posted afterwards at  nh.childcareaware.org

After the training, please make sure to direct your follow-up questions to info@earlylearningnh.org.
NAEYC Webinar Available
Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options

In addition to the $3.5 billion for CCDBG provided by Congress in the recent CARES Act, there are multiple options for child care programs - including centers and family child care homes, and those operating as small business, independent contractors, self-employed and sole proprietors - to get financial support to survive this crisis. This webinar from NAEYC will bring together expertise from the banking, business, and child care industries with lessons from the first few days following the opening of the Paycheck Protection Program loan applications, to help you learn about how the different options work, which might be best for you, and what precise steps you have to take to apply for them.
Title: Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options
Date: Thursday, April 9. 2020
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Please see below for the registration links to the training, available in English and Spanish
Family Child Care Providers Resources
What Grants and Loans Are Available to Family Child Care Providers? By Tom Copeland
Do you need money because you have lost income or are shut down? There are two new federal programs that allow you to receive thousands of dollars in free money through the Small Business Administration (SBA).
These include the:

These two (2) articles by Tom Copeland will discuss what each of these programs are and how you can apply for them.

Check out Tom Copeland's Webinar called " New Laws Offer Financial Resources to Family Child Care Providers"
In this webinar Tom discussed two new loan/grant programs sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA). They are the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 
Be a CCAoNH Star
CCAoNH needs your help! We are putting together a short video to help lift everyone's spirits. We are looking for fun videos or pictures of providers either at home or in a child care program with or without children to create a feel good video for the field.

If you are interested in sharing your videos or pictures with us, please email them to outreach2ccrr@snhs.org. Make sure to include a photo waiver for you and any children that may appear in the materials you are sending. Thank you so much. We can't wait to see what you send us!
This video will get posted online through Facebook, our website and on YouTube.
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.