January 15, 2018
A quick look at what's happening!
"You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ." ~ C.S. Lewis
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Looking for Employment or a New Team Member?
The Job Board is up and running and we already have over 10 positions posted on it. If you are looking for employment or need new staff members, check it out !
CCAoNH Closed
CCAoNH will be closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday,
January 16th.
CCAoNH Has Expanded The Main Office Hours!
CCAoNH will now offer office hours from
8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Main/Southern Office.
All other CCAoNH offices will be open from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

What's New on the Website!
New this Month!
  • The Progressive Training and TA Program for 2018 has been announced. Go to our Technical Assistance page for more information.
  • The Annual Training Calendar has been updated with locations for trainings that had formerly been TBD.
Professional Development Opportunities 
Progressive Training and TA Program is accepting applications!
Click here or on the flyer for more details.

Applications are due by February 2, 2018.
Center-Based Progressive Training and TA Program Applications
Family Child Care Progressive Training and TA Program Applications
Emergency Operations Planning in a Child Care Cohort
Emergency Operations Planning in a Child Care Cohort (EOP Cohort) applications are due by February 2, 2018 .
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
The 2017-2018
Annual Training Calendar
The Annual Training Calendar is a great tool to plan for professional development. It shows all of the trainings that CCAoNH will host from September 2017- June 2018.
“Life is like a compass. When you set your goals correctly, it will take you to the RIGHT direction.” - Anonymous

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar.
Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Keene
Join us for our Western Regional Conference

Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435

January 27, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Registration is $35.

Register through Eventbrite
Click here or on the picture for a printable copy of the conference brochure.
NH Early Childhood
Leadership Summit Part II

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Caring for Our Children: Health Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Portsmouth

Saturday, March 24, 2018
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  or on the Webinar Icon to register for Live Webinars.
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 for more details. 
Resources to Share With Families
Why Jump on the Vroom Wagon?
"Early childhood research shows that the first five years of life are critically important to children’s future learning and success. Science tells us that in these early years, children’s brains form more than 700 new neural connections per second. While genes make up the brain’s blueprint, positive early experiences with adults create the foundation for lifelong learning. 

By working with families, scientists, community leaders, and product makers to create Vroom, they have brought the science out of the lab and put it into the hands of those most poised to benefit from it—parents and caregivers. Vroom empowers parents to promote brain development during the time it matters most because every time we connect with young children, it’s not just their eyes that light up—it’s their brains too."

Share Vroom with the parents in your program and use it in your classrooms.
Everyone has what it takes to be a brain builder!
To get more information about Vroom or to take advantage of their free resources, go to .

January is National Oatmeal Month
Oats are a nutritious meal that is full of antioxidants. Here are a few ways you can use oatmeal with kids.
  1. Make oatmeal or steel cut oats
  2. Make oatmeal raisin cookies
  3. Try making your own granola bars using oatmeal.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Save the Date for the 2018 NH Immunization Conference

On March 21, 2018
At the Radisson Hotel
Manchester, NH
Take the Innovation Challenge
The Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge will seed the field of early childhood education with new ideas, fresh thinking, and strategic approaches that drive lasting change. Submissions to the Challenge may target short-term or long-term change at multiple levels of the early education system, including the home, classroom, program and networks, and/or policy. To support innovation of all kinds, there are three tracks:
  • The Idea Track is for new ideas or concepts that have not yet been put into action.
  • The Pilot Track is for ideas or approaches that have been developed as a prototype.
  • The Scaling Track is for products or services that have been launched, and are at a point where further sharpening or refining is needed to support scaling. 
To learn more about the Innovation Challenge click here .
Quality Investment Initiative
Quality Investment Initiative Applications are due by
January 16, 2018.

Be a part of Licensed Pus 2.0 Pilot or work towards getting your NAEYC Accreditation.
Child Care Licensing Information Session
Come to this informational training session and meet with Child Care Licensing Supervisor, Terri Peck. This unique opportunity is the perfect time to ask all those questions about the rules you always wanted answers to. Hear about new changes and all rules for early childhood and afterschool. Leave with a confident and up-to-date understanding of licensing. This is a collaborative effort between Child Care Aware of NH and Across NH.

Registration is through the NH Professional Registry .

Saturday, January 20, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Hampshire Technical Institute
Sweeney Auditorium
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Employment Opportunities
Have you checked out our Job Board  page on the Child Care Aware of NH's website. It already has more than 10 employment opportunities posted on throughout the state. This new edition to the website will replace this section in our e-newsletters.  February 1st will be the last time employment opportunities will be added to an e-newsletter. Please note that final s ubmissions must be received by the 25th of the month to be placed in the February "Monthly Minutes" e-newsletter. Moving forward , programs will have the opportunity to post their open positions on our webpage. Interested in trying it out? Click  here  for a guide on how to use this new tool.
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:   

Bilingual Support Specialist
  • Provides bilingual support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Facilitates trainings and provides targeted technical assistance to early childhood professionals.
  • Assesses each regional area to meet cultural needs and to promote cultural competency.
  • Provides interpretation in second language as necessary. 
 Training and Technical Assistance Specialist:
  • Facilitates training opportunities.
  • Provides targeted technical assistance to early childhood professionals.
  • Provides support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Statewide position.
Click here for more information and to apply. 
After School Tutor in Bedford , NH is seeking Qualified Teachers who are Interested in Working at an Elite After School Program in Bedford, New Hampshire. 
  • Hours available are 3:00 - 5:30 on Monday - Friday. 
  • Duties for this position include, but are not limited to assisting students during Homework Time.
  • Must have good communication skills, reliable transportation, and must be available throughout academic school year.
  • Will be required to pass a NH State Police Background Check with Fingerprints, as well a health screen by a Physician.
If interested, please contact Lee-Ann Magin, After School Program Director at Bedford Martial Arts Academy at 292 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110. Call (603) 626-9696 or email . Check out our at .
Easterseals Child Development Center in Manchester, NH is now hiring an Associate Teacher.
  • Click here for more information.
Please send your resume to Susan Courchesne at
or call 603-621-3434.
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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