March 26, 2020
COVID-19 Updates
DHHS Updates
This message is being sent as a courtesy to our collaborative partner, the Department of Health and Human Services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

During this challenging time, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Child Care Licensing Unit and the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (the Bureau) will now be providing regular FAQ and/or Updates to keep you informed. Please review the information and utilize the included links, emails and phone numbers to help you navigate your current needs. If you have any questions or requests that are not addressed here, please send them to  or call 603-271-4242 to leave a message.

Topics being addressed in the FAQ:
  • General Questions during a State and Federal State of Emergency
  • Emergency Child Care Questions
  • Licensed Program Questions
  • Health and Safety Questions
  • Staffing Questions
  • Child Care Scholarship Questions
  • General Questions and Contacts
CCAoNH Updates
Date Change for Online Introduction to COOP

The training,  Online Introduction to COOP  scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm, was rescheduled to allow providers to participate in the Zoom call with the Department of Health and Human Services and Early Learning New Hampshire. The new date and time will be Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm .

Registration Information:
  • Registration is free and available through the NH Professional Registry at
  • Once registered, participants will be emailed a Zoom link the morning of the training. After the training is complete, participants will be emailed an evaluation. Please complete the evaluation and email it to:
  • Registration is on-line only and pre-registration is required. 
Webinar Opportunity

Responding to Families’ Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
A Conversation with Representative Rosa DeLauro

Join ZERO TO THREE, Think Babies™, and partners this Friday, March 27 at 11 am EDT for a web broadcast with U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) about how Congress is responding to families’ needs in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This week, Congress is considering a $2 trillion measure to relieve the human and financial costs of the Coronavirus, with provisions that will benefit families with young children. Congresswoman DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies—with responsibility for child and family programs—plays a major role in funding decisions every day. Rep. DeLauro will share what is in the bill on issues such as child care, Early Head Start, and paid family and medical leave, and answer questions from participants.
Previous Webinar Recordings
Topic:  Public Health Support for Child Care Community
Date: March 25, 2020
Time: 5:15 to 6:15 PM 

Topic: Help for Your Child Care Business during COVID-19
Date: March 26, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
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