February 15, 2018
A quick look at what's happening!
“I can hardly wait for tomorrow, it means a new life for me each and every day.” 
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
CCAoNH Closed
CCAoNH will be closed Monday, February 19th in observance of President's Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 20th.
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!
  • Make sure to check out the picture slide show on the home page of the website. We post new important information there as well as upcoming special events and conferences. Right now you can find information about:
  • CCLU Q & A Training Sessions
  • NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit Flyer Link
  • Caring for Our Children Portsmouth Conference Brochure
  • Special Event Emergency Planning Flyer Link
  • Job Board Information
  • Congratulations Picture for Progressive Training and TA Programs
  • Link to our Annual Training Calendar.
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.
Training Updates

There have been a few changes in the Annual Training Calendar. Our e-newsletter will always have the most up to date changes for locations and times of trainings. Thank you for your understanding in recognizing that some changes will arise due to trainer and host site needs and availability. 

Rescheduled Trainings:
  • CCB: What Are You Trying to Say? Behavior is an Attempt to Communicate, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:15-9:15 pm, CCAoNH Western Office, 24 Opera House Square, Claremont, 03743, 2nd Floor Conference Room with trainer Julie Wirth (Originally scheduled for February 7, 2018.)
  • CCB: What Are You Trying to Say? Behavior is an Attempt to Communicate, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:15-9:15 pm, Hampstead Academy, 314 East Road, Hampstead, 03841, with trainer Stephanie Therrien (Originally scheduled for February 13, 2018.)
CCAoNH is hosting a series of Child Care Licensing Unit Question and Answer Training Sessions.

Check out the flyer to find a session! 

Click   here  or on the flyer for the most current printable copy.
NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit Part II
Thursday, March 15, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Executive Court Banquet Facility
1199 S Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03109

$35 Registration Fee

Register through Eventbrite .

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.

Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference in Portsmouth
Join us for our Eastern Regional Conference
Click here or on the brochure cover for more details.

Great Bay Community College
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801

March 24, 2018
7:30 am - 3:15 pm

Registration is $35.

Register through Eventbrite
Special Event Emergency Planning
Plan ~ Respond ~ Recover

Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Nashua Child Learning Center
5 St. Laurent Street
Nashua, NH 03062

$35 Registration Fee

Register through Eventbrite .

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
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
Want to become a brain builder?
Check out Vroom at to see how using the activities like List Master can help foster brain development in young children
What’s New in Lyme Disease Prevention for New Hampshire?
Meet Tick Free New Hampshire , a non-profit program started to raise awareness about the risk of tick encounters. Tick Free NH’s 2018 goals include: educating parents and child care workers on how to help children avoid and check for ticks and assisting health care providers in patient education around preventing tick bites.

Tick Free NH is an initiative supported by a New Hampshire funder, local businesses, and a group of New Hampshire public health, environmental health, and childcare professionals who share our mission of providing the most up to date information to New Hampshire residents about how to prevent tick encounters and protect themselves from tick bites.

Last year, Tick Free NH connected with over 800 schools and child care centers – teachers and professionals used the Tick Detective Workbooks for Kids as well as the activity pages. Tick Free NH offers no-cost and low-cost resources to order or download. Tick Free NH encourages you to visit their website and review the prevention information. You can order hard copies of their materials through the web site and online order form.

Did you know your school or child care center can help protect children from tick bites and have a policy for removal of ticks? To establish a school or childcare policy for tick removal visit: . Contact Tick Free NH at:

Check out what they've done so far or find them on Facebook and Instagram .
February is a month to celebrate!
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Library Lovers Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Dental Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month
Share these special February themes with teachers and families in you program.

Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Child Care Licensing Unit Question and Answer Session
CCAoNH in collaboration with the Upper Valley Child Care Association is hosting a Child Care Licensing Unit Q & A Training Session.

Monday, February 26, 2018  , 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Dartmouth College Child Care Center
21 Reservoir Road, Hanover, 03755

Ray and the Sunbeatables™ PreK and K-1 Training Webinar
Register for Ray and the Sunbeatables™ PreK and K-1 Training Webinar on Feb 22, 2018 12:00 PM EST at: 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has developed the Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Program for Preschoolers, Kindergartners and 1st Graders to educate teachers, parents, and children about sun protection and promote sun safety behaviors in an effort to reduce children’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. The entire evidence-based Sunbeatables program is now available for free at

Please register for this Training Webinar in order to learn more about skin cancer prevention and sun safety promotion including the Ray and the Sunbeatables Program. All participants will receive a certificate of completion for the training. 

This webinar is made possible thanks to support from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The UTHealth School of Public Health.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
You're Invited to the 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Grace Capital Church
543 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275

Click here or on the picture for more details!
NH Immunization Conference

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Manchester Downtown Hotel
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Click here or on the picture for more details and to register.
If you have any questions, concerns or problems Please contact Courtney Castro at 603-573-3308 or
CCAoNH Employment Opportunities
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.
  • Multiple positions available.
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:  
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". 
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