At-A-Glance
February 15, 2019
A quick look at what's happening!
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
A ctive C ollaborative T raining Series
Active Shooter (CRASE) & Disaster Behavioral Health: Something Bad Has Happened, Now What!
On Saturday, February 9, 2019, Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of NH hosted the second session of the A.C.T. series. There were over 85 participants in attendance learning about what to do during an active shooter situation and how to help those that have experienced a traumatic event.
Below are some quotes taken from the training evaluations.

"Ryan's portion was very powerful and scary at the same time."

"Loved Officer Howe's presentation. Would really enjoy learning better ways to implement into my program."

"Good training (+food)!"

"I will think more thoroughly about emergency plans and psychological."

"Love that the speaker said that this is evolving with practice and experience. Doing your best is good enough."

"I found the breakout session and the last gathering at the end of the day to be the most valuable experiences of the day."

"I liked the topic of What's Next."

"Great training!"

"Was an amazing day of so many new and knowledgeable information."

"Was extremely helpful."
Southern New Hampshire Services Will Be Closed
Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of NH, will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President's Day.
We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
What's New on the Website?
There has been several recent changes to the website:
  • We have made it easier for families to find information about Child Care Scholarship. This page is now also located under the Families tab off of the Family Resource section.
  • We have created a page for Military Family Resources. This page is located under the Families tab off of the Family Resource section.
  • We have expanded the Prevention Expulsion page. Under Providers then under the Policies and Practices section.
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.
The Spring NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit
Thursday, March 14, 2019
8:30 am-4:00 pm

Executive Court Banquet Facility
1199 S Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03109

Registration through Eventbrite

Click here or on the flyer for more information.
Caring for Our Children Conference in Portsmouth
Saturday, April 6, 2019

7:30 am to 3:15 pm

Great Bay Community College
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
 
More details coming soon!
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:  https://www.nsc.org/events/safety-observance-calendar .

February 2019 is American Heart Month! 
During February, participate in "Living a Long and Healthy Life: Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping". According to the American Heart Association, "They h ave an unhealthy obsession with your health. They fund science that helps figure out new ways to lower your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy so you can live your best life."

Pre-Planning for March 2019 is National Nutrition & Safety Awareness Month! 
During March, participate several different nutrition and safety awareness topics. Visit eatright.org for their Celebration Toolkit! #NationalNutritionMonth 

Below are videos and resources for important safety information:
Resources to Share With Families
This year, the IRS has announced that families of four (4), earning $66,000 and under, are eligible to file for Earned Income Tax Credit ( EITC) dollars.

Our agency, Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) has a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that operates in parts of Rockingham and Strafford Counties, but there are VITA programs throughout the State that follow the same trainings and guidelines put in place by the IRS. For more information on those programs call 2-1-1 or 1-866-444-4211. For the SNHS led VITA program, contact Ray Beeson at RBeeson@snhs.org or by calling 603-431-2911.
February 2019 National Children's Dental Health Month
Brush and Clean in Between to Build a Healthy Smile

The February 2019 National Children's Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.
For more information and resources to share with families go to https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/national-childrens-dental-health-month.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
You're Invited!
The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration invites you to the Annual Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals.
Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
Early Stages of Hepatitis A Outbreak
Below is a link to NH Health Alert Network (HAN) message that contains key points and recommendations, situational update, background information, and reporting requirements on an important health topic. For any questions regarding the contents of this message, please contact NH DHHS-DPHS, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after hours 603-271-5300). To change your contact information in the NH Health Alert Network, contact Adnela Alic at 603-271-7499 or  Adnela.Alic@dhhs.nh.gov
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  outreach2ccrr@snhs.org  before the 7th of each month with the subject line "At-A-Glance". 
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire also offers FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Child Care Resource and Referral Services (CCR&R) to families and early childhood professionals. 

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