May 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
 "A mind, when stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."
~ Anonymous 
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
CCAoNH Will Be Closed  May 29th
Child Care Aware of NH will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th.  
CCAoNH would like to thank all the providers that have already returned their 2017 Annual Provider Update.

As we are entering your information into our database, please note that providers who returned the Annual Provider Update will receive a phone call from a Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist to clarify any questions we may have.  Maintaining an accurate database helps us to provide the families of New Hampshire with the best possible referrals.  
Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!
And the Winners Are...
Please join me in congratulating the following winners for the 2017 Annual Provider Update Raffle:

Customized Work Shop:  

  • Maureen Salo -The Learning Center at Concord Hospital, Concord

$50 Dollar Gift Cards (3):  

  • Liz Giza - Keene Montessori School, Keene
  • Susan Jalbert - Nashua Child Development Center, Nashua
  • Rebecca Croteau - St. Leo Catholic Children’s Center, Gonic

$35 Training Bucks (5):

  • Lynn Ouellette - Nellie’s Treehouse, Amherst
  • Lucille Moisan - Lu’s Day Care, Dover
  • Terry Cody - St. Marie Child Care, Manchester
  • Sondra Merrill - Sondra’s Child Care, Hooksett
  • Virginia Bridle - Village Preschool, Hampton

$25 Gift Card (5):

  • Tammy Lear - Strafford County Head Start, Dover
  • Kathleen Stemmetz -  Activa-Tree,  Manchester
  • Taylor Lamontagne - SNHS Early Head Start, Nashua
  • Lynn Strong - Strong Beginnings, New Boston
  • Melissa Todt - Melissa Todt’s Family Daycare, Salem

$10 Training Bucks (10):

  • Dawn Curtis - Colorful Apples Learning Center, Manchester
  • Colleen Stone - Puddle Jumpers, Peterborough
  • Elaine Lawton - Effingham Daycare, Effingham
  • Tina Braman - Blue Skies & Rainbows, Rochester
  • Stephanie Mayo - Girls Inc, Nashua
  • Jennifer Hunger - Little Sprouts, Bow
  • Cindy Greenwood-Young - Celebrating Children, Bow
  • Kendra Bisson - Wentworth-Douglas ELC, Somersworth
  • Chris Brown - Merrimack Valley Montessori, Salem
  • Ann McNamara - Rye County Day School, Rye
Website Update
This month, we have added a couple new things to our website:
  1. A (2) hour NH Professional Registry Training Work Session Kit:   Navigating the Professional Registry has been added to the site. The training includes a PDF of the presentation as well as a presenter outline.  Please feel free to use this  training as an opportunity to work with staff on the NH Professional Registry.  Go to CCAoNH's NH Professional Registry page by clicking on the Provider tab.  Then, click the Professional Development tab. It will be the last option on the drop down menu. 
  2. CCAoNH's Annual Training Calendar has been made a tab on the menu for easier access. Click on the Provider tab, then the Professional Development tab. It is the second option. 
  3. On the CCLU page, emergency preparedness guides were added. To find it, click on the Provider tab then on the Child Care Licensing tab. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find it.  

Check out our Week of the Young Child Event 

On April 24, 2017 at the Keene Public Library, children were able to come and enjoy a fun filled morning to celebrate the Week of the Young Child. Keene Council Woman, Janis Manwaring, began the celebration by reading a proclamation from the city of Keene celebrating the Week of the Young Child.  The Council Woman concluded with a lively read-aloud of Over in the Meadow by John Langstaff.  After the reading, the children were delighted with the musical performance of Joey Pierog.  

CCAoNH would like to thank everyone that helped to make our Week of the Young Child Event come to life!
Professional Development Opportunities 
Annual Training Calendar
Click here or on the picture to open the Annual Training Calendar.
Please note any changes to the Annual Training Calendar below.

Rescheduled Trainings:

  • Food Allergies in a Nutshell: Thursday, 5/18/17, 6:30-8:00 pm, Tiny Twisters, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, 03235
  • CCB: Providing Inclusive Care: Monday, 6/26/17, 6:15-9:15 pm, Hanover at Kendal, 80 Lyme Road Hanover, 03755 

Brain Development Series with Scott Noyes

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Registration is through Eventbrite.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon above to register for trainings.

Click here or on Eventbrite Icon above to register for trainings with a cost.

Directors' & Leadership Collaboratives
Are you a Director, Administrator or an emerging Early Childhood Leader? Are you looking to collaborate with other providers in your region? Consider joining one of Child Care Aware of NH's Directors' or Leadership Collaboratives.

These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests as well as provide program leaders with Child Care Aware of NH program updates, essential local and state information along with professional development opportunities.  Information on topics and trainings being addressed varies based on group interests. 
Click here to find a date, time, and location near you! Directors' & Leadership Collaboratives may be found on page 28 of our Annual Training Calendar.

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 to the left for more details. 
Resources to Share With Families
Vroom Turning Everyday Moments
into Brain Building Activities! 
 Vroom Tip 
Exploring Trees

Watch the video to find out how something fun like exploring a tree, can help build a child's  brain!  Click on the picture to watch the video.

Clic k here or on the picture to visit Vroom's website.  
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Important Message from the  CDB!
A public hearing for the DHHS proposed Child Care Scholarship rules will be held on  May 25, 2017  at the Department of Health and Human Services, Brown Auditorium, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, N.H. 03301.  The public hearing will be held from  12:00 - 4:00 PM.
The rules will be heard as follows:
He-C 6910 Employment Related Child Care Eligibility - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
He-C 6912 Preventive and Protective Child Care Eligibility - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
He-C 6914 Child Care Provider Enrollment Requirements - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
He-C 6918 Child Care Provider Billing and Payment Requirements 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Division for Children Youth and Families (DCYF) is currently in the rule making process for the Administrative Rules:  He-C 6910, which governs Employment Related Child Care Eligibility, He-C 6912 which governs Preventive and Protective Child Care Eligibility (He-C 6912 replaces He-C 6349 Certification Payment Standards for Licensed and License Exempt Child Care Service Providers which is scheduled to expire 3/7/17), He-C 6914, which governs Child Care Provider Enrollment Requirements , and He-C 6918 which governs Child Care Provider Billing and Payment Requirements.
In an effort to provide easier access to specific information for child care providers and parents, He-C 6910 Employment Related Child Care Eligibility has been segmented into three content specific rules as follows: He-C 6910, He-C 6914 and He-C 6918.
The proposed rules He-C 6910, He-C6914 and He-C6918 include the federal reauthorization mandatory requirements for employment related Child Care Scholarship pursuant to 45 CFR 98 “Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program" which requires DHHS to implement changes.  These changes will become effective 7-10-17. 
To review these proposed administrative rule changes please go to the DHHS website at:
DHHS is seeking feedback on these proposed administrative rule changes. 
Please provide your written comments no later than 6-1-2017 at close of business
Please direct your comments to:
Catherine L. Bernhard
Department of Health & Human Services
Administrative Rules Unit
129 Pleasant Street, Brown Building
Concord, NH  03301-3857
(603) 271-9374
May 12, 2017 was Provider Appreciation Day
Thank you for all the work you do for children and families of New Hampshire.
Nominate a Provider
Do you know an outstanding early childhood educator who is deserving of the Provider of the Month award?

Visit for details on how to nominate them, and help Child Care Aware® of America and partner organizations honor those who go above and beyond every day!  

Training Opportunity

The NH Association for Infant Mental Health (NHAIMH) is sponsoring some great trainings in June about topics directly related to our work with young children and their families. 

For more information, please click here to go to the NHAIMH website.

Training Opportunity

Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work is a training series that gives professionals tools and knowledge to promote building the characteristics that make families strong.  These characteristics, called protective factors, result in optimal child development, a reduction in the risk of child abuse and neglect, and strong families.   

Click here for more information and registration.

Click here for a printable flyer.
Resources & Program for Childcare Providers

Every Child By Two (ECBT) has collaborated with Young Minds Inspired (YMI) to develop the Vaccinate Your Family program for daycare providers. The goal of the program is to help daycare providers inform and educate the parents and grandparents of children in their care about the key role they play in protecting children against serious vaccine-preventable diseases by keeping their own vaccinations up-to-date. Daycare providers and other vaccine advocates can use these fun activities, take-home handouts, and wall poster to raise awareness of the importance of vaccines for people of all ages, not just children. The program materials can be downloaded from ECBT’s Vaccinate Your Family website or the YMI Classroom website. ECBT also has a limited number of hard copies of the posters available. If you are interested in receiving one, please contact ECBT at

Click here for the Teaching Kit.               Click here for the Poster. 

New Hampshire Immunization Program / Division of Public Health Services Department of Health & Human Services 603-271-4482

Autism Report
Autism Speaks has come out with a new in-depth report on Autism and Health: Advances in Understanding and Treating Health Conditions that Frequently Accompany Autism.
Click here to view the report. 
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:  
  • Training and Technical Assistance Specialist (Concord/Western Regional Offices)
  • Bilingual Support Specialist (Nashua)

Click here for more information and to apply.  In addition to the online application, please submit a cover letter and resume  

Easterseals Child Development Center is now hiring professional early childhood educators

  • Full-Time/Part-Time, Evening Associate Teacher Positions Available
  • Click here for more details.

If interested in applying, please send your resume to Jessica Carluccio at or call 603-621-3537 

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:    
Wes tern Regional Office:
Northern  Regional Office:           
(603) 578-1386, x 32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(603) 752-1327 or (603) 323-7091

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