December 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
" Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher."
~ Joe Manchin
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
CCAoNH Closed
CCaoNH will be closed Monday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday,
December 26th.
Happy Holidays!
CCAoNH Is Expanding The Main Office Hours Starting January 2nd!
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!
We added three new pages to the website. Check the pages out and let your families know about them too.
  1. For Providers: We added a Health and Safety Resource page.
  2. For Families: We added a Wellness and Safety page.
  3. For Families and Providers: We added an Emergency Planning page.
Coming In January...
Starting in January, there will be an employment opportunities page on the website. Programs can add employment opportunities and providers will be able to look for employment right on our website. This new edition will replace the Employment Opportunities section of our e-newsletters starting February 1 2018.
Click here for a guide on how to use this new tool.
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.
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.
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 Is on the Move!
When looking for material to add to our Vroom section of the At-A-Glance, I discovered that Vroom has been on the move! Check out some of the places you can find Vroom articles and resources:
And many more. You can always go straight to the source at too.
Don't forget to try Vroom out in your programs and to share it with families!
Outdoor Winter Activities

Share these links with families about fun winter activities in New Hampshire.
  1. Ice Skating Rinks in NH
  2. Skiing in NH
  3. Snowshoeing in NH
  4. Snow Tubing in NH
  5. Sledding in NH
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
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
Early Childhood Spring Courses
River Valley Community College’s Early Childhood Education Program is pleased to announce that they will be piloting a new course in the spring semester! The course will run 100% online and will begin on January 16th. 

Click here for more details.
Quality Investment Initiative
Quality Investment Initiative
Information Session

NEW webinar date added!
Thursday, January 11th
2:00 to 3:00 pm

To register for the webinar go to:

Click here or on the flyer for more details.

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.
Coming In January ...there will be an Job Board page page on the Child Care Aware of NH website. 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. Instead, 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. 
Cozy Kids Child Care is looking for an Associate Teacher position in the Preschool Program.
  • Click here for more details about this opportunity.
Please call Jane or Joanne at 437-5437 or contact us at to set up an interview. 
Shaker Road School is looking for a Toddler Teacher.
  • Starting in the middle of January 2018.
  • This is a full time, full year position.
  • Click here for more information.
Interested applicants should contact Betsy Carter, Executive Assistant to the Heads of School, at 224- 0161 or for an employment application. Resume, official transcripts, copy of ECE teacher credential and references will be required. EOE.
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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