May 15, 2019
A quick look at what's happening!
" Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. " - Maya Angelou
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Closed Monday, May 27, 2019
Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of NH, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen Tuesday, May 28, 2019 with normal business hours.
Starting the Conversation...
Starting the Conversation is a new section in the At-A-Glance e-newsletter. Every month, we would like to bring you a new resource for best practices, strategies or hot topics that can start the conversation in your program and with your colleagues . We hope you enjoy this new section.
May's Starting the Conversation Topic:
From Child Care Aware of America: Why Does Child Care Cost So Much Yet Providers Make So Little?

"It’s a common question. Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet early childhood teachers earn so little? The average cost of child care is out of reach for many families and rivals college tuition, while early educators are among the lowest paid workers in the country.

How is this possible? High-quality early care and education experiences, to which early educators are essential, provide lasting benefits to children, our economy and society, but receive only minimal public investment. The Center for the Study of Child Care
Employment at UC Berkeley and Child Care Aware® of America teamed up to create a new video that explains why parents cannot afford to pay, educators cannot afford to stay and to propose a solution for a better way to support children, their families and early educators." - Child Care Aware of America website,

Click here  to watch the video.
2019 Provider Information Survey
What's New on the Website?
There have been several recent changes to the website:
Coming soon:
  • Experiencing Substance Misuse page - this page will have resources for families that have children that are affected by substance misuse.
  • Collaboratives and Groups page - this page will list Child Care Aware of NH Collaborative and groups that we host across the State.
Professional Development Opportunities 
2018-2019 Annual Training Calendar
The Annual Training Calendar is a tool to intentionally plan for professional development. It shows all of the trainings that CCAoNH will host from September 2018 - June 2019.

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
- Henry Ford

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2018-2019 Annual Training Calendar.
Please note that Child Care Aware of NH does not offer training in July or August. We will resume professional development opportunities in September 2019. However during the summer months, be on the lookout for flyers, brochures and the 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar.

If you want professional development over the summer, check out the links below for possible opportunities.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon to register for trainings.
Click  here  or on the Eventbrite Icon to register for trainings with a cost.
Click here to or on the Webinar icon to register for webinar trainings. This is not currently a webinar available for registration at this time.
Health and Safety
Emergency planning happens year round. Each month, we will highlight safety themes and resources. The National Safety Council has a list of themes and events: .

May 2019 Hosts Several Health & Safety Awareness Topics!

Resources to Share With Families
National Endangered Species Day
May 19, 2019 is National Endangered Species Day. Share these ideas with families:
  • Go on a nature walk see if you can spot animals that make their homes near you.
  • Go to the zoo to see exotic and endangered wildlife. Click here for a guide to New England Zoos.
  • Read a book about endangered animals. Click here to view Popular Endangered Animal Books from Good Reads.
National Sunscreen Day
May 24, 2019 is National Sunscreen Day. "Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Sunburns during childhood increases a person's lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. Anyone, regardless of skin color, can develop skin cancer, including melanoma, the most deadly type." from Sunbeatables

What is the best kind of sunscreen?
Look for three important things:
  1. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher
  2. Sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays
  3. Sunscreen that is water-resistant
Taken from: Kids Health
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Go to for resources and toolkits for providers and families.

Click here to read, Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks 
It is that Time of Year!
Tick Free New Hampshire is a non-profit program started to raise awareness about the risk of tick encounters. They encourage you to visit their website   and review the prevention information. You can order hard copies of their materials through the web site and online order form.

Did you know your school or child care center can help protect children from tick bites and have a policy for removal of ticks? To establish a school or childcare policy for tick removal visit:   .

Contact Tick Free NH at:
Child Care Aware of NH Contact Information
Need Help? Support? Call our Training and TA Lines!
Main Toll Free Line: 1-855-393-1731 
Bilingual Support Line: 1-855-393-1731 x 28 

Regional Outreach Offices:        Training & TA/Help Lines:

Southern/Main Regional Office: 
Concord Regional Office: 
Eastern Regional Office:  
Western Regional Office:
Northern Regional Office:      
(603) 578-1386, x 32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(603) 752-1327
We hope you've enjoyed this edition of At-A-Glance. Look for future editions on the 15th of the month! Items for submission for At-A-Glance must be sent to  before the 7th of each month with the subject line "At-A-Glance". 

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