August 15, 2019
A quick look at what's happening!
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” 
-   Marthe Troly-Curtin
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
"Starting the Conversation"...
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services created a Starting the Conversation section in the At-A-Glance e-newsletter. Every month, we will 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 section.
August's Starting the Conversation Topic:

"Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston  Graduate College of Social Work . She has spent more than a decade studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. She poses the questions:

How do we learn to embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections; so that, we can engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion and connection that we need to recognize that we are enough - that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy?"
What's New on the Website?
CCAoNH is redesigning the website. This site is the  Consumer Education Website for the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration . With that in mind, the redesign for the new site will make it  508 compliant, which means it will more accessible to people with disabilities. Check out the new logo that the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration approved for the website!
Professional Development Opportunities 
Be on the LOOKOUT!
It is that time of year and Child Care Aware of NH is getting ready to release so many exciting things for the providers of NH.

Be on the lookout for the flyers and applications for our Progressive Training and TA Program and our Early Childhood Cohorts. (Psst. This will be released tomorrow!)

Coming soon! The 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar will be released . The Calendar will have all the trainings that we host for the 2019-2020 year. In addition, the Calendar also has a "peek sheet" of our Special Events and
Conferences for the YEAR !
All About the ITERS-3: A Training with An Author
August 22, 2019 - August 23, 2019
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Common Man
25 Water Street, Concord, NH 03301

$20.00 Registration Fee
Participants will receive lunch and the ITERS-3 book as part of the registration fee.

To register, go to

Registration is on-line only and
pre-registration is required.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Click  here  or on the flyer for a printable copy.
Caring for Our Children Conferences Fall 2019
Save the Dates for Child Care Aware of NH's fall conferences.

Caring for Our Children Conference
in Nashua
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Cost of Conference $45
Cost of Conference with Lunch Included $50
Brochure coming soon!
Caring for Our Children Conference
in Conway
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Cost of Conference $45
Cost of Conference with Lunch Included $50
CCAoNH Collaboratives
Leadership Collaboratives
Family Child Care Network Collaborative
Check out the 2019-2020 Leadership Collaborative flyer.
Child Care Aware of NH offers Leadership Collaborative meetings for Directors, Administrators and other Early Childhood Leaders from September to June each year.

These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests. 

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
Child Care Aware of NH offers Family Child Care Providers a meeting specific to their needs to network, connect, discuss and advocate for child care programs that operate from the home. This Collaborative is offered from September to June each year.

These meetings are specifically designed for Family Child Care providers by our Family Child Care Support Specialist.

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
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: .

August 2019 Is National Immunization Awareness Month and Children's Eye Health & Safety Month!

National Immunization Awareness Month
"National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Click   here  for resources to assist you in communicating to healthcare professionals, parents, and patients about immunization during August and throughout the year. "  Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
"Children's Eye Health and Safety Month was created to inspire parents to make their child’s vision health a priority. Family-friendly resources on a wide variety of topics that help parents take the right steps to keep their child's sight healthy for life can be found at    and through the   National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness  (NCCVEH) website. Topics covered include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), UV-protection and sports safety, and the Affordable Care Act and children’s vision."  Prevent Blindness
Resources to Share With Families
August is...
August is host to a lot of fun celebrations days.
Check these out and share them with families.
August 17: National I LOVE my Feet Day
August 18: National Ice Cream Pie Day
August 22: National Tooth Fairy Day
August 24: National Waffle Day
August 26: National Dog Appreciation Day
Festival Time
Check out this list of Annual Festivals held throughout the year in NH.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
Does Your Back-to-School Checklist Include Vaccination?
Are you ready for the annual Childcare report?

Do you know what immunizations are required for a child to be enrolled in a NH licensed childcare center? Do you know what vaccines are recommended for those who work in childcare centers?

Do you want some help to complete the required Annual NH Childcare Immunization Report?

Look no further! Here is everything NH Childcare Providers need to know about vaccinations. The NH Immunization Program has updated the guide for you. Included in “New Hampshire Child Care Provider’s Guide to Immunizations” are the requirements and recommendations, the basic procedures for reviewing a child’s immunization record, how to complete the annual report and many resources for you and for the families you serve.

During the early months and years of life, children need vaccines to help protect them from diseases that can be very serious, even deadly. There are many changes in the child’s growth and immunization needs during this time. Having the guide helps with deciphering the process of filling out the report. The guide can be found at our website:
If you do not have internet access and would like a copy, contact the New Hampshire Immunization Program, at 603-271-4482.

Thank you for helping keep New Hampshire families and communities free of vaccine preventable diseases!
Resources to Help Children Cope with Trauma
"The back-to-back mass shootings have left many of us struggling with horror and a sense of hopelessness. We added a Walmart in El Paso and a bar in Dayton to the list of places where shooters have found their victims: schools, offices, nightclubs, synagogues and more. It’s not surprising that children report being afraid there will be a shooting at their school. 

We can’t protect our children from knowing about these tragic events, but we can help them cope in the healthiest possible way. To that end the Child Mind Institute offers resources for parents and educators with guidelines for talking to children of different ages about upsetting news.
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I know how important it is to help kids learn to handle fear and uncertainty. In   Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event   we suggest ways to comfort children and help them express their feelings. And we note the symptoms to look out for, as times goes by, that might indicate that a child is having trouble handling thoughts and fears generated by these shootings, and might need professional help." 
Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
President and Medical Director
Child Mind Institute
Mandatory Autism Spectrum Disorder Registry
Under He-M 501.02(f), reporting to the NH registry for Autism Spectrum Disorders is mandatory for "any physician, psychologist or other licensed or certified health care provider who is qualified by training to make the diagnosis of ASD." This would include pediatricians, family physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists, licensed clinical psychologists and social workers. 
The Autism Registry website includes the brochure, which can be shared with individuals and their families about the registry to best answer their questions. The information can be found at
New Hampshire Family Voices has a great resource called “Autism Connection” for families and professionals as well as an extensive lending library  
If you are looking for FREE online training check out the CDC Autism Case Training click here .
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) 323-7091 or (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". 

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire also offers FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Child Care Resource and Referral Services (CCR&R) to families and early childhood professionals. Please feel free to refer families seeking care to 1-855-393-1731. 

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