April 15, 2019
A quick look at what's happening!
" Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. " -Pele
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
CCAoNH is Being Recognized at the 2019 Annual Celebration for Early Childhood Professionals
Each year a group of early childhood professionals are recognized for the work that embodies the spirit of Dr. Mary Stuart Gile by presenting them with the Mary Stuart Gile Award.  The group is selected based on the following elements: 
  • Commitment to increasing professionalism;
  • Fostering leadership and innovation in the field of early childhood education;
  • Helping to prepare the next generation of early childhood professionals; and/or
  • Providing opportunities for professionals to increase their knowledge and skills.
“CCAoNH supports child care professionals statewide through many trainings, cohorts, Leadership Collaboratives and conferences. They go above and beyond the requirements of their contract to help ensure the workforce has many opportunities to access professional development.”

Thank you for choosing Child Care Aware of NH for this prestigious award! We have a great team and love the work that we do. Phil Jackson said it well, "The strength of the team is in each individual member. The strength of each member is in the team". Look below in the "Getting to Know Child Care Aware of NH" section to put a name to the face of each of our team members.

We would also like to acknowledge our former team members who supported our efforts over the past year: Amanda Amato, Yeney Armenteros, AnneMarie Brewer and Shaquanna McEachern. 
Getting to Know
Child Care Aware of NH Staff
Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire has two major goals. We help families find high quality child care and help improve quality in early child care programs through professional development opportunities. It takes a team of dedicated staff to do this work. Please look below to get to know the faces of the CCAoNH team.
Tracy Pond
Program Manager
Donna Lake
Professional Development Support Coordinator
Jennifer Ganim-Smith
Training and Marketing Coordinator
Meet our Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialists . These are the folks that work with families helping them to find care. Outreach Specialists provide FREE and confidential referrals that are tailored to fit the needs of each individual family seeking child care. Additionally, they provide families with consumer education to assist them in choosing a quality child care program.
Meet our Training and Technical Assistance Specialists . They provide quality professional developmental opportunities and resources through our Training and Technical Assistance services to improve program quality and increase teacher competency. 
Suzanne Regan
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Starting the Conversation...
Starting the Conversation is a new section in the At-A-Glance e-newsletter. Every month, we would like to bring you a new resource for best practices or strategies that can start the conversation in your program and with your colleagues . We hope you enjoy this new section.
April's Starting the Conversation Topic:
From the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center- Understanding Stress and Resilience in Young Children
"Ongoing research shows that adversity and high levels of stress in early childhood can have a negative impact throughout a person's life. Stress in the very young may effect a child's health, behavior, and ability to learn. However, adults can encourage resilience in young children and in themselves. Resilience is the ability to cope with the stress caused by challenging situations." - ECLKC website.

Click here or on the link above to review the resources.
2019 Provider Information Survey
Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH) strives to provide providers with high-quality professional development opportunities. Every year, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire sends out an Annual Program Survey. The Survey is a tool we use to assist us in assessing current program services and to inform future planning .

In order for us to best serve you and your program, please take a few moments to complete the 2019 Annual Program Survey. Your feedback is important to us. Answers from the survey questions are used to improve our practices, replicate what has been successful and pinpoint where our focus should be in the upcoming year.

This survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. We realize this is a lengthy survey. However, this survey is what we use to adapt and assess our services, so we can better support you in future planning. The 2019 Annual Provider Survey can be completed one of two ways. The first is electronically, simply slick on the link below to complete the survey. You can also download a printable survey bellow, fill it in and mail it to Child Care Aware of New Hampshire, Attn: Tracy Pond, 88 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060.

CCAoNH thanks you in advance for completing and returning your 2019 Annual Provider Survey! 
2019 Provider Information Update
Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of NH strives to provide families with high quality child care referrals in New Hampshire. In order for us to best serve families and your program, the information in our database must be current and accurate. 

Throughout the course of the year, CCAoNH provides general maintenance to our program records by updating program information that may change more frequently such as program rates, vacancies, general information, etc. Although these partial updates are important, it is equally important that we receive a full and complete update of all aspects in your program on an annual basis . Your assistance with this is essential. 

We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete the 2019 Annual Provider Update Form. 1004 updates were mailed to NH programs on Tuesday, March 12. Below are links to the documents that were mailed: the Annual Provider Letter, Raffle, and Update forms. 

CCAoNH thanks you in advance for completing and returning your 2019 Annual Provider Update!  
Mail the 2019 Annual Provider Update Form to
Child Care Aware of NH
Attn: Karen Abbott, Lead Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Coordinator
88 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Email the 2019 Annual Provider Update Form to
What's New on the Website?
There has been several recent changes to the website:
  • We have updated our Staff and Bios page.
  • We have updated the Helping Children Grow page.
  • We have added a Families Experiencing Homelessness page as a resource for teachers.
Professional Development Opportunities 
2018-2019 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 2018 - June 2019.

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
- Henry Ford

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2018-2019 Annual Training Calendar.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon to register for trainings.
Click  here  or on the Eventbrite Icon to register for trainings with a cost.
Click here to or on the Webinar icon to register for webinar trainings. This is not currently a webinar available for registration at this time.
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: .

April 2019 is National Distracted Driving Awareness and Youth Sports Safety Month! 
During April, enhance awareness of the impacts for distracted driving as it is a "public issue that affects us all". Also, as the warm weather moves in highlight the importance of youth sports safety. using sports injury prevention tips.  

Below are videos and resources for important safety information:
Resources to Share With Families
Birth to Five Watch Me Thrive
Share this website on developmental screenings.

Click here for a Birth to five Screening Passport.
Your Quick Guide for ASQs
Often times when families are told that their child will be screened, they have a lot of questions. The link below takes families to a guide that can help them understand ASQs better. Share this resource with families!
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
The Celebration is ALMOST Here.
You're Invited!
The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration invites you to the Annual Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals.
Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
A Free Professional Development Opportunity

Click on the flyers below for more details about each training.
When and Where to Get Help When There Are Concerns About Child Development
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Trauma Informed Early Childhood Services (TIECS)
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Child Development Resources
Child Care Aware of NH is Hiring
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is looking for dynamic individuals to join our team.  Are you passionate about the early childhood field? Are you looking to make a difference? Do you want to help families find quality child care and work hand in hand with providers to promote high quality learning experiences for all children? If you answered yes, then Child Care Aware of NH is for you! Check out our open positions below.
A Bilingual Support Specialist:
  • Provides bilingual support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Facilitates trainings and provides targeted technical assistance (coaching and mentoring) to early childhood professionals.
  • Assesses each regional area to meet cultural needs and to promote cultural competency.
  • Provides interpretation in second language as necessary. 
  • Position is in the Main Office in Nashua.
Child Care Resource and Referral Specialist:
  • Provides referrals to families seeking child care.
  • Provides consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Conducts outreach, advocacy and networking activities. 
  • Maintains the client and provider portion of our database ensuring timely entries, accuracy of information, and quarterly reporting.
  • This is a Statewide position.
Training and Technical Assistance Specialist (2 positions):
  • Facilitates training opportunities.
  • Provides targeted technical assistance (coaching and mentoring) to early childhood professionals.
  • Provides support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Facilitates directors’ collaborative group on a monthly basis to promote professionalism and best practices in early childhood settings.
  • This position requires travel.
  • One position based in the Concord Regional office, the other is out of the Northern Regional Office in Tamworth.
For more information about each position or to apply, please go to   to fill out an online application.
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) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(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. 

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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 Economics 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.