November 15, 2019
A quick look at what's happening!
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
-John F. Kennedy
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Southern New Hampshire Services Will Be Closed
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 2, 2019.
We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
"Starting the Conversation"...
Child Care Aware of NH 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.
November's Starting the Conversation Topic:
Ted Talk: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

" Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works - sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of thinkers."
November Events Highlights
Training and TA Institute
On November 7, 2019, Jaime Calcagni presented at the Training and TA Institute. During Jaime's training, she broke down the Environment Rating Scales and how to coach providers in using the tools.
Caring for Our Children Conference
On November 9, 2019, CCAoNH hosted the Caring for Our Children Conference in Conway. The day started off with a Keynote presentation by Stephanie Therrien. Afterwards, participants participated in three other sessions of their choice for a full day of professional development.
What's New on the Website?
  • We added a Substance Misuse page to the website under the Families tab. The page lists resources for families touched by substance misuse.
Professional Development Opportunities 
2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar
The Annual Training Calendar is a tool to intentionally plan for professional development. It shows all of the trainings that CCAoNH will host from
September 2019 - June 2020.

“Be Brave, Dare Greatly, Rise Strong!”
-Brene Brown

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2019-2020 Annual Training Calendar.
CCAoNH Collaboratives
Early Childhood
Leadership Collaboratives
Family Child Care Network Collaborative
Check out the 2019-2020 Early Childhood Leadership
Collaborative flyer.
Child Care Aware of NH offers Early Childhood 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. 

Click here for the flyer.
Child Care Aware of NH offers Family Child Care Providers a meeting specific to their needs to network, connect, discuss and advocate for child care programs that operate from the home. This Collaborative is offered from September to June each year.

These meetings are specifically designed for Family Child Care providers by our Family Child Care Support Specialist.

Click here for the flyer.
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: .

November 2019 is Holiday Safety Month! 

November's topic is about fire and food safety during the holidays. Please be sure to use the resources below for important safety tips.

Resources to Share With Families
November is Family Engagement Month...

Find a way to engage families in your program. Check out the CCAoNH's Guide to Family Engagement Resource on the website.
November is Military Families Month

"November was first declared as  Military Family Month  in 2016. Since then, November has been a time to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifices our  military families  make. They contend with separation from their  families  and make adjustments to new living situations and communities."
Celebrate Vroom Week November 18-22
"Vroom is an early learning initiative that empowers parents/families/child care providers to turn everyday moments into brain building moments with children birth to five. Vroom is based on the latest science and designed to fit into every day routines. The purpose of Vroom Week is to celebrate the importance of brain building for children birth to five."
Child Care Aware of NH will be celebrating Vroom Week too. During the week, we will be doing activities, giving away Vroom materials, posting Vroom tips on our Facebook pages. We may even post a challenge on Facebook. Be on the lookout!
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Zaentz Professional Learning Academy
Zaentz Professional Learning Academy's upcoming program for early education leaders, specialists, program directors, teacher leaders, and administrators:  Using Data to Improve Quality: A Bootcamp for Early Education Leaders   on December 6, 2019.
Click on the flyers for more information.
13th Annual Unsung Hero Awards
Nominate a parent for NH Children's Trust's 
Unsung Hero Awards.

Do you know a parent or caregiver who shows one or
more of the Protective Factors? 
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) 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". 

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire also offers FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Child Care Resource and Referral Services (CCR&R) to families and early childhood professionals. Please feel free to refer families seeking care to 1-855-393-1731. 

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