December 15, 2016
A quick look at what's happening!
 "In every job that must be done there is an element of fun." ~ Mary Poppins
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
CCAoNH will be closed 
on December 23 and 26 in observance of the holiday.
Happy Holidays from the Staff  at CCAoNH!

Click here or on the picture for a fun message from CCAoNH.
Child Care Aware of NH's NEW Website is Live!
If you haven't checked it out yet, click here or on the button to the left.  We hope you love the new site.  Remember that while it is up and running,  this is an ongoing project.  Please bear with us as we work to build a more user friendly site for families and providers. 
Professional Development Opportunities 
Annual Training Calendar
Click here or on the picture to open the Annual Training Calendar.
Please note any changes to the Annual Training Calendar below.
Changes to the Annual Training Calendar
Training Update:
  • Understanding Homelessness and it's Impacts on Children and Families: Thursday, 12/15/16, 6:30-8:30 pm, Northend Montessori School, 698 Beech Street, Manchester, 03104.
Rescheduled Trainings:
  • Watch Me Grow, Ages and Stages, and Learn the Signs: Act Early:  Wednesday, 1/18/17, 6:30-8:30 pmLincoln - Woodstock Child Care Center, 194 Pollard Street, Lincoln, 03251
  • CCB: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care:  Wednesday, 1/25/17, 6:15-9:15 pm, Children Unlimited, 182 West Main Street, Conway, 03818
  • Working With Multi-Stressed Families:  Thursday, 1/26/17, 6:15-9:15 pm, Ark Learning Center, 410 West Main Street, Tilton, 03276
Register Now for the "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" C onference i n Keene

Saturday, January 28, 2017

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431

Click here for a copy of the conference brochure.

Register through eventbrite by clicking here or on the "E" icon below.

Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon above to register for trainings.

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

Directors' & Leadership Collaboratives
Are you a Director, Administrator or an emerging Early Childhood Leader? Are you looking to collaborate with other providers in your region? Consider joining one of Child Care Aware of NH's Directors' or Leadership Collaboratives.

These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests and to provide program leaders with Child Care Aware of NH program updates, essential local and state information along with professional development opportunities.  Information on topics and trainings being addressed varies based on group interests. 
Click here to find a date, time, and location near you! Directors' & Leadership Collaboratives may be found on page 28 of our Training Calendar.

CCLU Rule Revision Sessions
Register for a Child Care Aware of NH Directors' or  Leadership Collaborative near you to hear about:
  • Where CCLU is in the revision process
  • How you can become involved
  • Ask your questions
  • Tell CCLU your concerns

Please see below for CCLU Rule Revision Session near you. 

Due to space limitations, please register and attend only ONE information session, so that, others can obtain the information provided.  

Central Region

  • Laconia Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, January 17, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, Laconia

Eastern Region

  • Rochester Directors' Collaborative, Wednesday, January 18, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, Rochester 

Northern Region

  • Tamworth Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, December 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Tri County CAP Building, 448 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth 
  • Lancaster Directors' Collaborative, Tuesday, January 24, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street, Lancaster 
Western Region
  • Peterborough Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, January 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pmMonadnock Community Hospital, 452 Old Street Road, Peterborough
  • Claremont Leadership Collaborative, Thursday, January 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pmRiver Valley Community College, 1 College Drive, Claremont
  • The session will be offered twice at the Keene "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference
Child Care Aware Training  Academy
Looking for even more professional development opportunities?
Check out Child Care Aware Training Academy.  Click here or on the picture to the left for more details. 
Resources to Share With Families
Getting Around Tip Activity
Encourage your child to find ways to get around the room safely, without touching the ground. Show her what she can use, like pillows or old magazines, to build a path. Invite her to test out different ways to move, like walking and crawling, and still stay on the path. 

Brainy Background:
Your child is focusing and using self-control to pay attention to how she is moving and controlling her body so she doesn’t touch the ground. She is also learning to think critically and creatively to problem solve and reach her goals.

Check Vroom out at
The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center 
The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center is offering a workshop on POSITIVE SOLUTIONS for families.  

Click here or on the picture for a printable flyer.

Other Early Childhood News & Updates
The Flu and You!
Important Information for Child Care Providers
Anyone can get influenza or the “flu”, but children younger than 5 years of age – especially those younger than 2 years old – are at high risk of serious flu-related complications. Each year in the US, thousands of young children are hospitalized due to flu complications and many more have to visit a doctor, an urgent care center, or the emergency room. In rare cases, flu complications can lead to death.
To help prevent the flu, Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months and older, get a flu vaccine every year.   Children under 6 months are at very high risk for complications, but are too young to get a flu vaccine. It is especially important to take steps to protect them. 
Click here for a printable flyer on the steps you can take to help prevent the flu.

River Valley Community College 
Check out River Valley Community College’s upcoming Early Childhood Education courses.  Spring semester will begin on January 17 th

Click here for a flyer with more details. 
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 x28  

 Regional Outreach Offices Training  & TA/Help Lines:

Southern/Main Regional Office: 
Central Regional Office:  
Eastern Regional Office:    
Wes tern Regional Office:
Northern  Regional Office:           
(603) 578-1386, x32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(603) 752-1327 or (603) 323-7091

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