December 15, 2019
A quick look at what's happening!
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” - Ben Carson
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Southern New Hampshire Services Will Be Closed
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day. We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, December 26, 2019 and Thursday, January 2, 2020.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday!
Early Childhood Credential Challenge
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH), powered by Southern New Hampshire Services, and the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (BCDHSC) announce this year’s Early Childhood Credential Challenge.

The Challenge begins December 1, 2019 and ends March 1, 2020.
Click on the each flyer for a printable copy.
"Starting the Conversation"...
December's Starting the Conversation Topic:
Ted Talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion
"Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level." 
What's New on the Website?
Professional Development Opportunities 
2019-2020 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 2019 - June 2020.

“Be Brave, Dare Greatly, Rise Strong!”
-Brene Brown

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar.
Caring for Our Children in Keene
Keynote Address
No Small Matter: Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday, January 25, 2020

$45 - Registration Fee
$5 for a bagged lunch(Must order boxed lunch at time of registration.)

Register is through Eventbrite .

Click  here or on the brochure for more details.
CCAoNH Collaboratives
Early Childhood
Leadership Collaboratives
Family Child Care Network Collaborative
Check out the 2019-2020 Early Childhood Leadership
Collaborative flyer.
Child Care Aware of NH offers Early Childhood 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 for the flyer.
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 for the flyer.
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: .

December 2019 is Holiday Safety Month! 

During December, participate in Safe Toys and Gifts Month. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated by hospital emergency rooms around the U.S. in 2010. Below are helpful tips and resources.

Helpful tips when considering toy purchases:
  • Make sure the age and skill level marked on the toy matches the age and skill level of the child you’re buying for.
  • Look for toys with a label from the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Resources for important safety information:
Resources to Share With Families
Fuel Assistance Program   

As we move towards winter, the weather has started to get very cold. If you or someone you know is having trouble paying for heat during the winter season, the Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) may be able to provide some relief. Our agency, Southern New Hampshire Services, offers fuel assistance along with other Community Action  Programs  across the State. Go to   to get more information.

Please share this  website   with families.
Sledding in NH

As the winter weather approaches, click   here  for a list of the best sledding hills in NH according to NH Magazine. But before you hit the hills with your little ones,
check out some safety sledding tips   here .
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Lead Information Session for Landlords and Property Owners
Location : Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive, Room 208, Concord NH.

Dates : Second Tuesday of Alternating Months

February 11, 2020
April 14, 2020
June 8, 2020

Time : 9:00 am to 11:00 am
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) 578-1386, x 32 
(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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The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Economic and Housing Stability , Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and the US Department of Health and Human Services.