COVID-19 Updates: March 31, 2020
Correct Email Addresses
Dear Providers,
During social distancing where almost everything is being done remotely, it is imperative that you have an accurate email in your NH Professional Registry account. The email address that is in your account is what we will use to send you Zoom links to get into trainings, webinars and Collaboratives that CCAoNH is hosting. Please go into your NH Professional Registry account and double check that your contact information is accurate. Thank you!
Alternative Child Care Options: Child Care Match
C hild Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services has been charged with collecting information on the pulse of early childhood and afterschool programs. We are looking for the status of programs being opened, closed, reopening and the number of vacancies available. As we collected information from providers, it became apparent that one of the urgent needs is available staff to help during COVID-19. To assist with this concern, we have created two new web pages:

  1. Individuals Offering to Provide Child Care During COVID-19 Emergency
  2. Individuals Available to Provide Child Care During COVID-19 Emergency
If you are a child care program and have openings, please call one of our Emergency Child Care Lines: (603) 578-1386, ext. 33, (603) 578-1386 ext. 28 or email: (use subject line: emergency child care). In addition if you are in need of child care staff, you can visit the Individuals Available to Provide Child Care During COVID-19 Emergency for potential staff. This list consists of individuals who want to help during COVID-19, whether they work in the field or not.
If you are an individual looking to work in a child care program during COVID-19, CCAoNH is collecting names of people who want to provide child care, whether in a program, in their home, in a family's home or in a 24 hour residential child care program temporarily to assist families during this crisis. If you are looking to help during COVID-19, go to Individuals Offering to Provide Child Care During COVID-19 Emergency to complete the form to put your name on the list.
Things to Remember
  • The form is for individuals who want to work during COVID-19.
  • The form is NOT for programs looking to enroll children. (Programs need to contact us through one of our emergency lines or via email.) We are providing child care referrals to families who need to work during this crisis.
  • The list is for programs, employers or families who need temporary staff during COVID-19 seeking alternative child care options during this crisis.
  • Both pages can be found on the Child Care Aware of NH website, under the COVID-19 Tab, under Alternative Child Care Options: Child Care Match.
  • If a individual's qualifications do not meet licensing regulations, the program can reach out to Child Care Licensing at 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.

Emergency Child Care Lines:
  • (603) 578-1386 ext. 33
  • (603) 578-1386 ext. 28
  • email: (Use subject line: emergency child care)

CCAoNH wants to recognize the important work you are doing. Having available child care is imperative for essential workers with families. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and ability to unite during these trying times. We applaud your efforts, while we recognize and support the tough decisions you have had to make these past weeks. CCAoNH appreciates all you do and have done for children and families in NH.
Upcoming Trainings
Early Learning NH Is Hosting a Zoom Call
for the Child Care Community

Topic:   Understanding the ECCP Designation and Updates on Other Supports
Date:   March 31, 2020
Time:   6:00-7:00 PM 
Zoom Meeting   : Join by computer (best as you'll be able to see the PowerPoint) or join by phone. 
If you cannot be on the Zoom call, do not worry, as the recording and the PowerPoint slides will be posted afterwards at
FREE Webinar- At a Time of Crisis: The Best of Us to the Front!

A conversational webinar with Luis Hernandez, M.A. and Connie Jo Smith, Ed.D.
A Collaboration of TTAS/ Western Kentucky University & Region 9 HSA

Join us for this informal conversation on how to recognize and expand our courageous qualities. Each of us will individually respond to a crisis situation with untapped confidence and personal leadership. Being pro-active at this time requires us to focus on those things one can control. It calls on us, regardless of our own personalities, to maintain meaningful connections with all those around us. Most importantly, taking care of the self during turbulent times is paramount. Lastly, ideas on how to stay relatively sane by going outside our comfort zones and outside ourselves. Looking forward to our time together!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
1:00 pm ET, 12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT

Registration link
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services is excited to be hosting online Collaboratives starting March 31  st to May 4  th, 2020. Every week, CCAoNH will host two (2) Early Childhood Leadership Collaboratives and one (1) Family Child Care Networking Collaborative. Although we understand that these are different than our typical Collaboratives, we hope that this will be a great way to get information out to you and offer a venue for you to collaborate with your peers. These meetings are group-driven to reflect the participant’s needs and interests and to provide Child Care Aware of NH program updates, essential local and state information and professional development opportunities. 
Click  here or on the flyer for more details and a printable copy.

CCAoNH Upcoming Events

Child Care Aware of NH will be offering several trainings online via Zoom.

What Do You Mean There’s Still Laundry? Self-Care in Uncertain Times
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00-3:00 PM

Be the Strategy: Providing Comfort, Support and Protection to Our Children in Emergencies
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:00-3:00 PM

Registration Information:
  • Registration is free and available through the NH Professional Registry at
  • Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and evaluation the morning of the training. At the end of the meeting, please complete the evaluation and email it to:
  • Registration is on-line only and pre-registration is required.

Information on how to access ZOOM:

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
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.