July 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
 " Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." ~ Langston Hughes
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Website Update
This month, we cleaned up our homepage.  We removed the bottom pictures to give it a more streamlined look. We also added a funding disclaimer to the footer on our website. Go to the bottom of any page in the black footer line and click on the gray link that says Funding Disclaimer to view it.  
Professional Development Opportunities 
Learning Communities:  Online Health and Safety Technical Assistance Support 
Need help 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.
Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Nashua

September 23, 2017
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar

Be on the lookout for CCAoNH's
2nd Annual Training Calendar
being released mid to late August! 
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
Looking for summer 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
Check out Vroom,
Turning Everyday Moments  into Brain Building Activities! 
This Vroom tip is perfect for the grocery store! When families have children look for different and similar shapes they are helping children pay attention and discover similarities in objects.

July is National Culinary Arts and Ice Cream Month!

This month try making your own ice cream and send the recipe home with families for them to try.  

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe is from  Click here for full article:  Science Project: How to Make Homemade Ice Cream


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sodium chloride (NaCl) aka table salt or rock salt
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1-quart Ziploc bag
  • 1-gallon Ziploc bag
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowls, cups, spoons or cones to serve your ice cream treat


  1. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup cream, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla to the quart Ziploc bag. Zip that bag up so nothing leaks!
  2. Put the 2 cups of ice into the gallon Ziploc bag.
  3. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup salt (sodium chloride) to the gallon Ziploc bag of ice.
  4. Place the sealed quart bag inside the gallon bag of ice and salt. Seal the gallon bag securely.
  5. Rock the gallon bag from side to side. Hold it at the seal so that the cold ice doesn’t freeze your hands instead of your ice cream. You can also use gloves or a cloth to protect your hands, just remember it will be colder than 0 degrees Celsius!
  6. Continue to rock the bag for 10-15 minutes or until the contents of the quart bag have solidified, or until you can’t wait for ice cream anymore.
  7. In bowls or cones serve and most importantly enjoy your homemade ice cream!

Looking for a Dairy Free Option? Try Banana Ice Cream.  

Banana Ice Cream Recipe is from  Click here to see full article.


  • 2-3 bananas
  • 1/4 cup water, almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • Blender
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowls, cups, spoons or cones to serve your ice cream treat


  1. Peel and chop up bananas and freeze in a zip lock bag overnight.
  2. Then blend bananas, liquid and extract in a food processor or blender until creamy.
  3. In bowls or cones serve and enjoy your homemade banana ice cream!
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
A Summer “Stroll” Through the NH Early Childhood Credentialing System!

Two webinars available.
Session 1:  July 18, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Session 2:  July 25, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Important  Information Regarding Changes for the DHHS Child Care Scholarship Program
Click here for a printable letter outlining changes.
FREE Web-based NH Health & Safety Training Program
is now available in English and Spanish!
  Click here to visit the website.
  The Zaentz Professional Learning Academy is releasing two new online programs,  Buffering Stress and Adversity Through Early Learning  and  Today’s Early Educator: Challenges, Competencies, and Professional Supports. Together, these programs explore the role of early education leaders in creating high-quality early learning environments and the positive impact on the children they serve. Both programs are led by Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty, Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, and include video lectures, readings, planning tools, and job-embedded opportunities to practice the learning.

These programs are uniquely designed for directors and administrators of early education centers, pre-K programs, and service organizations, as well as teachers aspiring to enhance instructional leadership in their classrooms.

Click here for more details or on the links above.
Ray and the Sunbeatables™:
A Sun Safety Curriculum is now available FREE online!
Did you know that 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? One or more sunburns in childhood doubles the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Schools, daycares, and out-of-school programs can teach kids to practice sun safety habits with  Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum  created and developed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and disseminated by CATCH Global Foundation.

The popular sun safety program for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first grade students has been adopted by over 1,000 sites in the U.S. and Canada and is now entirely available for FREE on the newly launched  website.  Access teacher resources, lessons, sun safety songs and school posters along with training videos for teachers and caregivers.  Get started today at
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:  
  • Training and Technical Assistance Specialist 
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist
  • Bilingual Support Specialist 

Click here for more information and to apply.  

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". 

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