April 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
 "The Earth has music for those who listen." ~ William Shakespeare
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
CCAoNH 2017 Annual Program Survey
Please take a moment to complete our 2017 Annual Program Survey.  Your feedback is important to us and we would love to hear from you!
2017 Annual Provider
Update is Available!

Have you completed your full provider update yet?

CCAoNH strives to provide families with high quality child care referrals in New Hampshire. In order for us to best serve families and your program, the information in our database must be current and accurate. 

We would greatly appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete the 2017 Annual Provider Update Form.  Below are links to the Annual Provider Letter, Raffle, and Update forms.  

This year, the 2017 Annual Provider Update Form can be typed on the computer. Simply download the fillable form below.  If you prefer to print and complete your Annual Provider Update, use the printable form below.  Programs will also receive the 2017 Annual Provider Update Form in the mail.  

CCAoNH thanks you in advance for completing and returning your 2017 Annual Provider Update!  

Website Update
We are reorganizing the resources found on the website.  They are now in alphabetical order! Click on the button to check it out.
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:

  • Trauma Informed Early Childhood Services: Saturday, 5/13/17, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Hampstead Academy, 314 East Road, Hampstead, 03841 
  • Food Allergies in a Nutshell: Thursday, 5/18/17, 6:30-8:00 pm, Tiny Twisters, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, 03235 
Using the NH ELS:  A Practical, Idea-Filled Day to Make the Standards Truly Come Alive in Your Early Childhood Program
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Holiday Inn Concord Downtown
172 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

$50-Registration fee includes lunch buffet and a copy of the book, "Making Early Learning Standards Come Alive" by Gaye Gronlund

Register through Eventbrite.
Registration is online only and pre-registration is required. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Click  here  or on the flyer for a printable copy.
The Brain Development Trainings can be taken as a 3 part series or individually.

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Three Part Series:
B rain Development with S cott Noyes 

  • Saturday, 4/29/17 Part I: Theory, Application, and Action Steps
  • Saturday, 6/3/17 Part II: Brain Rules and Applications
  • Saturday, 6/17/17 Part III: The Effects of Trauma and Stress in the Developing Brain

All Session will be held at the Common Man Inn 231 Main Street Plymouth, NH 03264 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Each session will award 6 hours of professional development (with a total of 18 hours of professional development for the entire 3 part training series)

The registration fee is $35 per training session. The registration fee includes lunch. Register through Eventbrite.

Early Connections: Teaching in an Information Age Conference
Saturday , May 6, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Plymouth State University
17 High Street 
Plymouth, NH 03264

$35 Registration fee.
  Register through Eventbrite.

Registration is online only and pre-registration is required. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Click  here  or on the flyer for a printable copy.
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
A Shooter in the Building: 
 Violent Intruder Response Training for Childcare Professionals 

CCAoNH Live Webinar 

Monday, May 15, 2017 
6:30 – 8:30 pm 

Please note that after registering through Eventbrite a link to access the live webinar will be emailed to you.

Registration is $15/per person.  Register through Eventbrite.

Registration is on-line only and pre-registration is required. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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 Moments! 
 Vroom Tip 
Setting the Table

Watch the video to find out how something simple, like setting a table, can help build a child's  brain!

Clic k here or on the picture to visit Vroom's website.  
April 24th - 28th is the
Week of the Young Child!

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

Click on the button for activities and Ideas from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Child Care Aware of NH will be holding a Week of the Young Child Event on Monday, April 24th in Keene. 

Click here or on the flyer for more details.  
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Grace Capital Church
543 Pembroke Street
Pembroke, NH 03275

Networking from 4:00-5:00 pm
Celebration 5:00-7:00 pm
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
An Introduction to the NH Early Learning Standards

April 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
To register go to

Credit for attending a session will appear on your training transcript in the NH Professional Registry within 5 business days after the training.

Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Important Message from the  Child Care Licensing Unit

The Child Care Licensing Unit (CCLU) is currently in the rule making process for the Administrative Rule He-C 4002, which governs family and center based licensed child care programs. 
CCLU would like to thank all of you for the feedback you have provided so far. The discussion of the draft rules at provider meetings around the state, in addition to the feedback submitted via email, resulted in changes to the draft.  The Child Care Licensing Draft Rule is now available for public comment, due no later than 4/27/2017 at close of business.   A public hearing on the proposed changes will be held on Thursday, 4/20/2017, at 6:00 pm in the Health and Human Services Brown Building Auditorium at 129 Pleasant Street in Concord.  Y ou may attend via a live webinar. Details for the hearing and a copy of the proposed rule can be found here under Child Care Licensing:

In addition, we have created a document that summarizes the major changes from the current rule to the proposed rule. Click here or on the button below to access it. 

Please note that the Final proposed rule will be developed after the conclusion of the public comment deadline and will include consideration of all comments received. Please include comments on changes you like and want to make sure remain in the final proposal, as well as comments on what you do not like and why, and suggestions for additional changes you would like to see. 

Did you know your School or Child Care Center can help protect children from tick bites and have a policy for removal of ticks? 

Click here or on the picture for more details.
Retirement  Sale: All Early Childhood Items Must Go!
April 21st - 23rd
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Click here or on the picture 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.  

Easterseals Child Development Center is now hiring professional early childhood educators

  • Full-Time Lead 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 

Tender Years Childcare and Learning Center is looking for a qualified, energetic and committed Assistant/ Associate Teacher to join their team full time as a staff supporter. 

  • Click here for more details about this position.

To be considered for this position, please email your resume and references to

Southern New Hampshire Services Head Start has immediate opportunities for strong, committed early childhood professionals to join their dynamic team.

  • Teaching positions now available in Manchester, Nashua and Hillsboro
  • Early Head Start Home Visitor position in Manchester
  • Click here for more details.

Apply online at:

Imaginations...A Child's Place in Moultonborough has an open position in ghd Infant/Toddler room.

  • Monday through Friday
  • 34+ hours per week   
  • Must be certified  

Please submit resume to or call 476-8400 to set up an appointment.

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 x28  

 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, x32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 330-0961
(603) 903-0830
(603) 752-1327 or (603) 323-7091

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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