At-A-Glance
July 15, 2019
A quick look at what's happening!
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." – Winston Churchill
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.
June's Starting the Conversation Topic:

"Babies and young children are like the Research & Development division of the human species," says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the sophisticated intelligence gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play.
What's New on the Website?
In the past few weeks we have made a lot of small changes to the website:
  • The Military Family Resources page was updated to make it easier for military families to link to Child Care Aware of America to see what programs and assistance they qualify for.
  • All of the Resource pages now have description for each section to better help families and providers find what they are looking for.
  • The Policies and Practices page was updated with tips on how to create and implement a policy.
  • We have added the Child Care Development Block Grant 2019 State Snapshots under the Data Reports tab.
Professional Development Opportunities 
Summer 2019
Please note that Child Care Aware of NH does not offer training in July or August. We will resume professional development opportunities in September 2019. However, during the summer months, be on the lookout for flyers, brochures and the 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar.

If you want professional development over the summer, check out the links below for possible opportunities.

Caring for Our Children Conferences Fall 2019
Save the Dates for Child Care Aware of NH's fall conferences.

Caring for Our Children Conference
in Nashua
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Cost of Conference $45
Cost of Conference with Lunch Included $50
Caring for Our Children Conference
in Conway
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Cost of Conference $45
Cost of Conference with Lunch Included $50
Leadership Collaboratives
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. 

Please be on the lookout in August for the 2019-2020 list of Leadership Collaborative flyer. We will be adding additional Collaborative locations in Plymouth and Derry.
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 .

  July 2019 Is National National Fireworks Safety Month and
National Heat Stroke Month   !

Fireworks Safety Month
"Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals, and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not safe."  National Safety Council

If You Choose to Use Legal Fireworks be sure to follow the following safety tips:
  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eye wear
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
  • Never light them indoors
  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire
  • Never use illegal fireworks

All tips were taken from the   National Safety Council

National Heatstroke Prevention Month and Day
"July is National Heatstroke Prevention Month with July 31st being National Heatstroke and Prevention Day. As summer heats up, heatstroke continues to be the number one vehicle-related killer of children, outside of car crashes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults, especially in the summer months and when it starts to get hot outside.

Since 1998, more than 790 children across the United States have died from heatstroke when left unattended in a vehicle. Those deaths have occurred in the following ways:
  • The child was forgotten by a caregiver—54 percent.
  • The child gained access to an unattended vehicle—26 percent.
  • The child was intentionally left in the vehicle by an adult—18 percent.
  • The cause of the child’s death is unknown—1 percent.
In 2018, 52 children died from heatstroke, the highest number of deaths on record. Since 2015, there has been a gradual increase in annual deaths from vehicle-related heatstroke.
 
Because children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults, especially in the summer months, please share the following links to tip sheets and resources with families to help remind everyone to   look before you lock  ."  Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Care
 
Preventing Heatstroke Resources
Resources to Share With Families
July is...
National Ice Cream Month
Feeling the heat! July is National Ice Cream month.
National Picnic Month
Grab a blanket and head outside to have a picnic.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Early Learning N.H. Conference
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Early Learning NH Professional Development Conference taking place on  Saturday, October 5th . To VIEW the conference brochure and REGISTER for this event go to their  website
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  outreach2ccrr@snhs.org  before the 7th of each month with the subject line "At-A-Glance". 

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