April 15, 2020
A quick look at what's happening!
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Looking for Temporary Staff
for your Emergency Child Care Program
Are you looking for staff? Check out the  Individuals Available to Provide Child Care During COVID-19 Emergency  page on our website. This list consists of individuals who want to help during COVID-19, whether they work in the field or not.

Things to Remember:
  • If a individual's qualifications do not meet licensing regulations, the program can reach out to Child Care Licensing at for possible approval during this State of Emergency. Please include their name, any coursework and experience working with children when making your request.
  • It is the program's responsibility when using or contacting any of these individuals to assess their qualifications and determine whether the individual is a good fit for your program. 
  • The information presented does not constitute an endorsement by CCAoNH of any child care program or person or the services they offer. Relying on information contained on the list is done at one’s own risk.
Looking for Temporary Work During COVID-19
Are looking for temporary work during the COVID-19 pandemic? Go to our website, fill out the form and get your name on a list that programs can search for temporary employees and families can view to find an alternative child care option.
Families Seeking Referrals
CCAoNH was charged with collecting information on the pulse of early childhood and afterschool programs. We are tracking the status of programs that are opened, closed, reopening and the number of vacancies available. If you know of families that are seeking child care during this pandemic due to programs closing, please refer the families to Child Care Aware of NH at (603) 578-1386 ext. 31.
CCAoNH Will Have Expanded Hours This Week
In an effort to support families and providers, CCAoNH will have
expanded hours until 8:00 pm.

CCAoNH staff will be responding to phones until 8:00 pm. When you call (603) 578-1386 or toll free (855) 393-1731, please leave a message on the appropriate phone extension and someone will return your call within a half hour.

CCAoNH Phone Line Extensions:
  • Child Care Referral Line:
  • (603) 578-1386, ext. 31 or (855) 393-1731, ext. 31
  • Emergency Child Care Lines:
  • (603) 578-1386, ext. 33 or (855) 393-1731, ext. 33
  • (603) 578-1386, ext. 28 or (855) 393-1731, ext. 28
  • Training and Technical Assistance Line:
  • (603) 578-1386, ext. 32 or (855) 393-1731, ext. 32
"Starting the Conversation"...
Walking in the Shoes of an Early Educator
In this video, a church pastor shared his experience shadowing Early Childhood Educators and how he used this experience to advocate for change within his community.
Professional Development Opportunities 
Online CCAoNH Collaboratives
Child Care Aware of NH powered by Southern New Hampshire Services is excited to be hosting online collaboratives.

Each week we will be hosting four (4) Early Childhood Leadership Collaboratives and one (1) Family Child Care Networking Collaborative. 

Click  here   or on the flyer for more information.
CCAoNH Upcoming
Child Care Aware of NH will be offering several trainings online via Zoom.

Be the Strategy: Providing Comfort, Support and Protection to Our Children in Emergencies
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:00-3:00 PM
Click  here  or on the flyer for more information.
Health and Safety
  April 2020 Has Many Monthly Observances! 
During April, participate in several different nutrition, health and safety awareness topics. Click on the links below to visit a variety of health and safety topics! #NationalSafetyCouncil 
COVID-19 Updates

CCLU Message
In response to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation that cloth masks be worn in community settings, and in consultation with the NH Division of Public Health Services, the Department issues the following guidance for child care programs.

SELA Message
ALL Directors/Owners and ALL staff* can sign up. Go to  and click "Register".

This applies to NH child care programs that are currently open or are currently closed. ALL programs are welcome: nonprofits, privately-owned or faith-based.

Click here or on the flyer for more details.

Click here for full SELA message.
This week is the Week of the Young Child. There are many curriculum ideas your program can try around the daily themes, from Music Monday to Family Friday. The NAEYC WOYC page is a wonderful reference for ideas for programs and families to participate in. Please join us in celebrating children and their families and share all your experiences with us on our Facebook Page. #WOYC20

NAEYC is offering a free webinar on Making and Tinkering at Home and at School . This webinar is scheduled for April 23, 2020, from 3:00-4:00 pm and will be recorded if you are unable to make it to the initial viewing. To register please click here .

Resources to Share With Families
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Check out this PBS for Parents website on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19.

For other resources from children and families around COVID-19 go to
See for Yourself How Vroom Tips
Are Fun and Easy to Use
Studies show that school readiness and success, better health, and stable finances in adulthood are tied to having good life skills. Vroom Tips help your child build life skills like focus, self-control, problem-solving, and taking on challenges.

L ife gets busy. Vroom tips stay simple.
  • Vroom by Text™ sends customized tips for your child from our virtual coach, Jesse.
  • Sign up for weekly Vroom by Text tips
  • Brain-building is easy, even when your hands are full, with the Vroom Alexa skill.
  • Put a Vroom Tip in your bag, near your diapers or on the fridge! (And print an extra to share with a friend!)
April 12-17 is the Week of The Young Child. Share the daily theme with families.
  • Monday: Music Monday
  • Tuesday: Tasty Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Work Together Wednesday
  • Thursday: Artsy Thursday
  • Friday: Family Friday
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals

Dear Early Childhood Program Providers, Families, Colleagues and Community Members:

Due to the limitations on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration is unfortunately  cancelling this year’s Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals scheduled for April 15, 2020  in Pembroke, NH.

In lieu of the Celebration event, we will be honoring the contributions of our early childhood professionals through various other “virtual” methods including online video messages, press releases, mailings and other means that are currently being planned. We understand this is not the same as sharing your accomplishments in person and hope that everyone involved will take the time to honor the importance of early childhood professionals, despite the current circumstances. More information regarding the timing of these “virtual” events will follow. Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to stay healthy.

Debra Nelson, Bureau Chief Child Development and Head Start Collaboration   

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
To register for one of the webinars and to view additional NH SBDC resources click here .
NAEYC Upcoming Webinar!
Making and Tinkering at Home and at School
Thursday, April 23, 2020
3:00–4:00 p.m. EDT
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) 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". 

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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The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Economic and Housing Stability , Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and the US Department of Health and Human Services.