March 16, 2020
A quick look at what's happening!
I’ve found that what most people call luck is often little more than raw talent combined with the ability to make the most of opportunities.” - Timothy Zahn
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Be on the look out for a
CCAoNH E-newsletter update on COVID-19.
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services would like to acknowledge the change of frequency in our E-newsletter communications. With COVID-19 effecting us all, we want to make sure that we are sharing all information with you as soon as we have it. Due to this, the number of emails that we have sent recently has increased and will continue to be higher as we share important news about COVID-19 with you. We apologize for any inconvenience the increase in communication may cause.
Thank you.
2020 Annual Provider Survey 
The 2020 Annual Provider Survey is almost ready. We will be mailing and emailing the survey out to providers across the State.
Be on the lookout! We want to hear from you!
Giving Month Facebook Winners
February was GIVING month and CCAoNH wanted to give to the Early Childhood Community. In addition to the the free technical assistance (coaching) we offer programs and individuals to further their practices around emergency planning, Early Learning Standards, credentialing, family relationships or business management, every week last month, CCAoNH posted a question/challenge on our Facebook page. Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Challenges.
  • Lindsey Roy
  • Tumbleweeds Child Care Center
  • Sweet Beginnings Daycare
  • Elizabeth Costa
  • Allissa Estes
  • Susan Vincent
  • Tara Davis
  • Stephanie Vice
  • Tammy Norton
  • Kayte Lacey
  • Shannon Tremblay 
  • Jennifer Cook Lindberg
  • Gail O'Brien
  • Shannon Tremblay (2nd time winner!)
  • Becky Holmes Cotreau 
  • Tara Davis (2nd time winner!)
"Starting the Conversation"...
Breaking Down STEAM for Young Children
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. This article introduces three examples of STEAM, that can be used in early childhood programs.
Professional Development Opportunities 
2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar
Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar.
CCAoNH Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19
In light of COVID-19, CCAoNH will be canceling the Child Care Training Institute on March 21, 2020 and the Caring for Our Children Conference in Portsmouth on April 4, 2020. We will also be looking at our other professional development opportunities and let you know if there will be other changes in our services.
We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these troubling times.
Health and Safety
Heather Webster, Training and Technical Assistant Specialist with a focus on NHAEYC for Southern New Hampshire Services, Child Care Aware of NH, and Ross Ewing, Secretary for NHAEYC Board and Director of the NHTI Child and Family Development Center, attended the NAEYC Public Policy Forum last month. They had the opportunity to visit with the offices of Representatives Kuster and Pappas and Senators Shaheen and Hassan. They thanked them for their continued support for Early Childhood Care and Education and advocated for continued support on policies.

Within the Public Policy Forum, there was a variety of information shared around the upcoming Census and its importance to all within the State. NAEYC will be providing us with tools that we can distribute to programs around supporting the Census and how we can encourage families to complete it with accurate data.

This year, the Week of the Young Child is April 11th -17th. There are many curriculum ideas your program can try around the daily themes, from Music Monday to Family Friday. Feel free to use the NAEYC WOYC page as a reference. We would love to hear what you have done, please email your experiences to .
Resources to Share With Families
Tax Time

A s the IRS tax filing season begins, our agency, Southern New Hampshire Services, has announced its support in helping residents in Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties file their taxes. Free tax preparation services are available at a number of sites located in the two counties.
A complete list of free tax preparation sites located throughout the state of NH is available on-line at or by calling 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 Information & Referral specialist can assist in setting up appointments for those who call.
National Button Week
This week is National Button Week, what a great way to share the idea of process art and open ended activities by giving kids child friendly buttons to play with.
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Most of us are not prepared for the impact of COVID-19. While we may have heard tips to mitigate the spread, you may be scrambling to figure out the many other details that will impact your program’s business. It’s time to take a deeper dive into all aspects of disaster preparedness including policies and procedures, health considerations and the long term consequences of possible program closures.   Join this urgent and important   webinar presented by  Julie Looper Coats  and  Jessica Rose-Malm  from Child Care Aware of America to organize your thinking and planning. Child Care business expert,  Tom Copeland  will also help you begin to plan how to handle tuition and subsidies, obligations to staff members, insurance (or lack thereof) and many other consequences.

Strengthening Families Summit!

New Hampshire Children's Trust 9th annual Strengthening Families Summit will examine successful strategies to grow protective factors at the individual, family, and community levels.

Please join Child Abuse Prevention Expert Pat Stanislaski and Family Programs Excellence for Children Award winner Corey Best, as well as hundreds of parent leaders and professionals in policy making, family support, early care and education in a day of discovery to strengthen policies, culture, and behaviors that promote family health and well-being.

Our Summit has been approved for CEUs by the  National Association of Social Workers and the NH Board for Certified Guardians ad Litem.
Early Childhood Administrator Survey
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Pyramid Model Opportunity
Click here or on the flyer for more details.
Online Training Opportunities

The following is a list of training websites that have been approved by Child Care Licensing for Professional Development hours. If an approved training listed below offers college credit, you must verify that the college is regionally accredited (see He-C 4002.32). If an approved training offers CEU’s those would have to be accepted by a regionally accredited college to be considered college credit. (See definition of regionally accredited college in section .01 of the Child Care Program Licensing Rules). Please note that this is not an all -inclusive list. If you have questions or training ideas, please contact Child Care Licensing at (603) 271-9025.
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 

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Eastern Regional Office:  
Western Regional Office:
Northern Regional Office:      
(603) 578-1386, x 32 
(603) 227-6383
(603) 578-1386, x 32 
(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  before the 7th of each month with the subject line "At-A-Glance". 

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