November 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
" We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston S. Churchill
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
What's New on CCAoNH's Website
Child Care Aware of NH is constantly updating our website. In the last two weeks, we have updated the CPR and First Aid list that can be found on the Provider Resource page. We have also updated the Child Care Licensing page to have links to the newly passed CCLU Rules with edit tracks as well as the Major Changes Summary page.
Condensed Provider Updates
If you have not had a chance to complete your program's Condensed Provider Update, there is still time! Please take a moment to complete the below forms and send them to our Lead CCR&R Outreach Coordinator, Karen Abbott via email, fax or mail.  


Fax number: (603) 578-1736

Mailing Address:
Child Care Aware of NH
Attn: Karen Abbott
88 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060 
CCAoNH Closed
CCaoNH will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 27th.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Professional Development Opportunities 
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.
Infant & Toddler Institute
Saturday, December 9, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

The Grappone Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301

Register through  Eventbrite .
$50 - Registration fee includes training and lunch buffet.
Click  here  or on the flyer for a printable copy.

Save the Date
Save the Date for the Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference coming to Keene.

January 27, 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
Coming soon! New and exciting changes to the Training Academy!

Child Care Aware of NH is in the process of changing the Child Care Aware Training Academy. During this change, providers will not be able to purchase new training classes online through the Training Academy. However, if you already earned Training Academy credits or certificates on the Smart Horizons platform, not to worry—your credits on the old Training Academy platform will be honored and you will still be able to access your current trainings as well. If you have already purchased a course on Smart Horizons, you can finish the course or Child Care Aware® of America will help you find an equivalent course on Cypherworx, the new platform, at no extra charge. You can email them directly for hands-on support: .
Resources to Share With Families
Vroom Tip: Super Secret Handshake
Creating and learning a super-secret handshake helps your child remember what is needed to achieve a goal. This is a big step in learning self-control! Try the "Secret Handshake" Vroom Tip and remember, you can get more free tips with the app.
Thanksgiving Activities to Promote Family Time!

Share these activities with families or try them out in your program!
  1. Thanksgiving Charades
  2. Family tag football game
  3. Play Tag the Turkey
  4. Have a scavenger hunt
  5. Take a family photo
  6. Take a walk
  7. Play a board game
  8. Share things the family is thankful for
  9. Share a memory from the last year
  10. Do a Thanksgiving day craft
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
The Child Care Licensing Rules

The Child Care Licensing Rules passed at the JLCAR meeting by a unanimous vote from the committee on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Click the buttons below to view changes.  
A Message from the NH Immunization Program (NHIP)

The NH Immunization Program (NHIP) wishes to thank all who have submitted the 2017 NH Childcare Immunization Report! Your time and attention is greatly appreciated.

Please note that, because of delays in distributing the 2017 report, the due date has been extended to DECEMBER 6, 2017.

If you did not receive a report by email or regular mail, please go to the NHIP Child Care website: , where you will find a link to the electronic report as well as a PDF version that you can print and return to NHIP (this may also be used as a worksheet). The website also has tools and resources to help you complete the report.

The Annual Childcare Immunization Report is required by NH RSA 141-C:20-e, which states “Schools and child care agencies, whether public or private, shall make an annual report to the Commissioner relative to the status of immunization of all enrolled students.”

If you have any questions, please contact the NH Immunization Program at 603-271-4482. Thank you for helping keep New Hampshire families and communities protected against vaccine preventable diseases!
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:   

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. 
Professional Development Support Coordinator:
  • Facilitates and coordinates professional development opportunities.
  • Recruits and engages trainers for professional development opportunities.
  • Manages training registration, preparation of training documents, and attendance documentation of professional development opportunities in collaboration with the Training and TA Specialist.
  • Coordinates with CCR&R Program Manager in establishing professional development needs throughout the state.
  • Statewide position.
 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. 
The Learning Center , a department of Concord Hospital, is a state-licensed childcare program serving the children of eligible Capitol Region Health Care employees. The Center, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, has been in operation since November 1985. It is housed in a state-of-the-art building designed specifically for children, staff and parents. The Learning Center is located in Concord, NH

The Learning Center currently has the following teacher openings:
  • Full-Time Associate Teacher – Infant Room
  • Full-Time Lead Teacher – Toddler Room
  • Part-Time Per Diem – Teacher Assistant – Float
Contact Concord Hospital Career Center at Or apply through our Careers Page at
Easterseals Child Development Center in Manchester, NH is now hiring professional early childhood educators.
  • Full-Time/Part-Time Evening Associate Teacher Positions
  • 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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The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Children, Youth, and Families, Child Development Bureau, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and the US Department of Health and Human Services.