January 15, 2020
A quick look at what's happening!
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
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 Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Early Childhood Credential Challenge
Individual or Team members that are moving up a level on their credential are now eligible to participate in the Challenge.
Previously, it only covered new credentials and renewals!
The Challenge ends March 1, 2020, don't miss this opportunity!
Click on the each flyer for a printable copy.
Have you checked out our End of the Year Video?
"Starting the Conversation"...
Laura Schulz: The Surprisingly Logical Minds of Babies
"How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist, Laura Schulz, shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk."
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 be more accessible to people with disabilities.
Professional Development Opportunities 
2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar
Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar.
Caring for Our Children Conference 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 . Registration closes
January 20, 2020 at 11:30 pm.

Click  here or on the brochure for more details.
Active Collaborative Training Series:
Caring for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Thanks to an anonymous donor through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the costs for this training event have been graciously provided and this event is being offered at no cost to early childhood professionals!
 Saturday, February 8, 2020

9:00 to 11:30 am

New Hampshire
Technical Institute:
Concord’s Community College
31 College Drive
Grappone Auditorium
Concord, NH 03301

To register, go to Eventbrite .

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Save the following dates:
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020: Spring NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020: Child Care Training Institute
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020: Caring for Our Children Conference in Portsmouth
The event flyers and conference brochure will be available soon!
CCAoNH Collaboratives
Early Childhood
Leadership Collaboratives
Family Child Care Network Collaborative
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: .

January 2020 is National Radon Action Month! 

During January, participate in "living green". According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a big part of "living green" is breathing clean, healthy indoor air.

Below are videos and resources for important safety information:
During January, we also experience winter weather. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead; prepare your homes and cars; prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check in on older adults.

Below are resources for important safety information during winter storms and cold temperatures:
The New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children will be holding a Play Symposium in Spring 2020 . Be on the lookout for a Save the Date.

Resources to Share With Families
Winter Festivals in NH   

Check out the Winter festivals and outdoor fun areas from NH Magazine .
Ski NH

The winter weather is here.
Check out the website Ski NH for tons of information on mountains, activities, deals and events.
Skating in NH

Check our NH Parenting Magazine to learn all the places to go
"Skate the State".
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Early Childhood Tuition Assistance Grant
Register for SPRING 2020
Professional Development Opportunities
The  Zaentz Professional Learning Academy  equips early education leaders with the cutting-edge knowledge, strategies, and collaborative networks needed to design and implement approaches and policies that improve young children’s learning environments. Explore their upcoming offerings:
March 2, 2020- July 30, 2021
Registration Deadline:
Monday, February 24, 2020
June 25 – 26, 2020
On Campus
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". 

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