At-A-Glance
September 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
"Starting the Conversation"...
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services created a Starting the Conversation section in the At-A-Glance e-newsletter. Every month, we will bring you a new resource for best practices, strategies or hot topics that can start the conversation in your program and with your colleagues . We hope you enjoy this section.
September's Starting the Conversation Topic:
Using Positive Words: Creating an Encouraging Classroom
"Words Matter. They are packages of power that can harm or help. As Fred Rodgers said, "The greatest thing we can do is let people know that they are loved and capable of loving. This article offers activities and techniques centered on using positive words to make your classroom an encouraging place where children, families and teachers feel the love."    https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/aug2019/using-positive-words

Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services is hiring!
  • Are you looking for something new?
  • Do you want to make a difference in early childhood working directly with providers and programs?
  • Do you have great attention to detail?
Then, check out our two Environment Rating Scale Anchor positions. 

"The Environment Rating Scales (ERS) are tools that help to view child development from a comprehensive, or global, point of view, examining a wide variety of areas that all contribute to positive children development. In order to provide care and education that will permit children to experience a high quality of life while helping them develop their abilities." ERS Institute

As an Environment Rating Scale Anchor you will be trained by Child Care Aware of NH to know the ERS tools inside and out. Once you have mastered the tool, you will have the opportunity to provide training and coaching to programs on the ERS. Environment Rating Scale Anchors will also have the opportunity to facilitate a collaborative group and/or cohorts to promote professionalism and best practices to program directors related to ERS. These positions are statewide.
What's New on the Website?

There have been some updates to the website:
Professional Development Opportunities 
Progressive Training and TA Program
Applications are due September 30, 2019.
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Exploring Strengthening Families in Child Care Cohort (ESF)
Applications are due September 30, 2019.
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Emergency Operations Planning in Child Care Cohort (EOP)
Applications are due September 30, 2019.
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Family Child Care Emergency Planning Cohort (FCCEP)

Applications are due September 30, 2019

Click  here  or on the flyer for more information.
2019-2020 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 2019 - June 2020.

“Be Brave, Dare Greatly, Rise Strong!”
-Brene Brown

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar.
Caring for Our Children Conference in Nashua
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Cost of Conference $45

Cost of Conference with Lunch Included $50

Register through  Eventbrite

Click  here    or on the brochure cover for more details.
Family Child Care Institute
A Pep in Our Step: Exercising Our Professional Skills with Luis Hernandez

Saturday, October 12, 2019

$35 - Registration fee includes training and lunch buffet

Click here or on the flyer for more details.

Please note that this Training Institute was developed for those that provide child care out of there home.
2019 Fall NH Early Childhood Leadership Summit

Refocus. Refresh. Restart.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

$50 - Registration Fee includes training and lunch buffet

Click here or on the flyer for more details.


Trainings for the Environment Rating Scales (ERS)
All About the ECERS-3:
A Training With An Author
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Thursday, October 10, 2019
Participants MUST attend both days to get professional development hours!

Click  here  or on the flyer for more details.

The event cost $20.00 and includes:
Event, Lunch and ECERS- 3 book. 
All About the SACERS-U:
A Training With Cathy Riley

Friday, November 1, 2019

Click  here   or on the flyer for more details.

The event cost $20.00 and includes:
Event, Lunch and SACERS-U  b ook. 

All About the FCCERS-3:
A Training With Cathy Riley

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Click  here  or on the flyer for more details.

The event cost $20.00 and includes:
Event, Lunch and FCCERS- 3 book. 
Child Care Aware of NH is a Child Care Resource and Referral Program powered by Southern New Hampshire Services. The preparation of this flyer was financed under a Contract with the University of New Hampshire in partnership with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Economic 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.    The email is supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0006, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant aims to understand the State’s early childhood system and to create a plan to improve outcomes for children, families, schools and communities throughout New Hampshire.
  • 11/7/2019: Training and TA Institute
  • 11/9/2019: Caring for Our Children Conference in Conway
  • 12/7/2019: Active Collaborative Training (Tentative)
  • 12/14/2019: Infant & Toddler Institute 
Be on the lookout for event flyers and the Conference brochure.
CCAoNH Collaboratives
Leadership Collaboratives
Family Child Care Network Collaborative
Check out the 2019-2020 Leadership Collaborative flyer.
Child Care Aware of NH offers Leadership Collaborative meetings for Directors, Administrators and other Early Childhood Leaders from September to June each year.

These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests. 

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
Child Care Aware of NH offers Family Child Care Providers a meeting specific to their needs to network, connect, discuss and advocate for child care programs that operate from the home. This Collaborative is offered from September to June each year.

These meetings are specifically designed for Family Child Care providers by our Family Child Care Support Specialist.

Click here or on the flyer for a printable copy.
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:  https://www.nsc.org/events/safety-observance-calendar .

September   2019 Is National Preparedness Month!
  • National Preparedness Month: "Is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year." ready.gov
  • National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 22-28, 2019: "Every 32 seconds in 2017, one child under the age of 13 in a passenger vehicle was involved in a crash. Many times, injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts." trafficsafetymarketing.gov
  • National Seat Check Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019: nhtsa.gov
  • Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Sept. 16-22, 2019: "During Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, we acknowledge the devastating toll the opioid epidemic has inflicted on our country and its people, and we pledge to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription and illicit opioid abuse. As we continue our work to end this terrible crisis, I encourage all Americans to provide our families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors with the love and support they need as they strive to overcome addiction." whitehouse.gov
Resources to Share With Families
September Apple Picking...
Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in New Hampshire? Find a farm near you: https://www.pickyourown.org/NH.htm#3Hs7DbHI68Msw7EE.99
Discipline and Limit Setting

"In order to follow rules and understand limits, children need to develop self-control.
Self-control and self-regulation are complex skills that begin to emerge in the early months of life and are more consistently apparent between four and five years of age. Self-regulation takes many years to fully develop — and adults may still struggle with this skill occasionally! Read more about how young children learn self-control through interactions with peers, parents, and other loving adults." Zero to Three

Check out resources from Zero to Three on Discipline and Limit Setting.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Training Opportunities
Click on the flyers for more details.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
Family Voices Driving Quality Child Care Choices   unveils what families look for when choosing child care and where they turn, in our current digital age, for information about child care. All things that likely will resonate with you.  
Below are some quick highlights from this year’s report: 
  • Families value quality first and foremost over all things when selecting child care.
  • Cost is considered after quality, hours of operation and geographic accessibility, but often ends up being the final determining factor when choosing child care.
  • Online sources of child care information that families turn to the most are not necessarily the sources they trust.
  • Families remain unaware of reputable in person and online sources of child care information, including child care resource and referral agencies in their own community.
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) 323-7091 or (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  outreach2ccrr@snhs.org  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. Please feel free to refer families seeking care to 1-855-393-1731. 

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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 Economic 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.