August 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
 " Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~ James Henry
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Website Update
We recently updated the Emergency Preparedness Template found on our site.  Although the Template is a fluid document, it is the most up to date version currently available.  Check it out by hovering over the Provider tab, then click on the Child Care Licensing button.  Finally, scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find a link to the 

Professional Development Opportunities 
Learning Communities:  Online Health and Safety Technical Assistance Support 
Need help and TA with the new Health and Safety Training requirements?  Check out our Learning Community Meetings.

These meetings are free and registration is through Eventbrite.   
Click here or on the picture for more details.
for the  Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Nashua

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063

All training sessions from this conference may be used to satisfy the six (6) hours of Health and Safety Training required yearly by the newly revised NH Child Care Program
Licensing Rules. 
2017-2018 Annual
Training Calendar

Be on the lookout for CCAoNH's
2nd Annual Training Calendar
being released mid to late August! 

2017 Training and TA Institute
Plan ~ Respond ~ Recover
Monday, October 2, 2017
Concord, NH
More details to come soon!

Brought to you this year by Child Care Aware of NH and ACROSS NH
Save the Date for the
Caring for Our Children Conference in Conway!
Saturday, November 4, 2017

*Please note that the date of this conference is on Saturday, November 4th not on the 5th as stated previously in the Monthly Minutes.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon above to register for trainings.

Click here or on the Eventbrite Icon above to register for trainings with a cost.

Child Care Aware Training  Academy
Don't let the hustle and bustle of the summer keep you from getting your training hours!  Child Care Aware Training Academy offers  professional development that is self-paced, can be completed when and where it is convenient for you, and is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Resources to Share With Families
Check out Vroom,
Turning Everyday Moments  into Brain Building Activities! 
Supporting children as they explore and discover will help them become life-long learners. This game also helps children discover how the physical world around him works. Have a back and forth conversation about his discoveries!

August is Family Fun Month!

With 16 days left until September encourage families to do a fun activity for the rest of August.  Here are some ideas to share with families:

  • Have a picnic
  • Build a campfire
  • Play Charades
  • Go to the park
  • Play hide and seek
  • Go for a hike
  • Go for a family bike ride
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • Go for a canoe ride
  • Go fishing
  • Go mini golfing
  • Blow bubbles together
  • Have a balloon fight
  • Go to a free outdoor concert
  • Build a fort
  • Make a backyard obstacle course
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Check out the FREE Research-based, Parent-friendly resources on child development  
5 Things to Know About the Opioid Epidemic and
Its Effect on Children

Opioids are highly addictive drugs, available in illegal forms like heroin, or legal ones like oxycodone, hydrocodone, or morphine, which are available through a prescription. A drastic increase in the abuse of prescription opioids has gained national attention on multiple fronts for many reasons, including the impact of opioid abuse on young children.  This is what you need to know about the epidemic and how it affects children. Click on the link below to read the article.

Employment Opportunities
Job opportunities are included as a courtesy to programs requesting that information be shared and disseminated. 
Please note that Child Care Aware of NH will disseminate this information once through the next available e-newsletter depending upon the date sent. Submissions must be email ready and should be sent to   Submissions received by the 7th of the month will be placed in the "At-A-Glance" e-newsletter and submissions received by the 25th of the month will be placed in the "Monthly Minutes" e-newsletter.  
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is looking for dynamic new team players to join our ranks.  If you are interested in a rewarding and fun position that helps families find high quality child care and assists early childhood programs with quality professional development and technical assistance (coaching and mentoring) then this is the place for you!

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is seeking:  
  • Infant & Toddler Specialist 
  • Bilingual Support Specialist 

Click here for more information and to apply.  

Southern New Hampshire Services Head Start is looking for staff in Derry, Greenville, Manchester and Nashua.

They have open positions for:
  • Head Start Teaching Positions ~ Manchester, Nashua and Greenville
  • Early Head Start Home Visitor ~ Nashua 
  • Head Start Family Worker ~ Nashua, Manchester and Derry

Click here for more details about these positions.

To apply online go to SNHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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:    
Wes tern Regional Office:
Northern  Regional Office:           
(603) 578-1386, x 32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(603) 752-1327 or (603) 323-7091

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 .  

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The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Children, Youth, and Families, Child Development Bureau, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and the US Department of Health and Human Services.