September 15, 2017
A quick look at what's happening!
"Following your intuition is a tremendous act of conscious intelligence." ~ Sonia Choquette
Child Care Aware of NH Updates
Every Fall, we do a Condensed Provider Update of our early childhood programs as rates tend to change in the fall and vacancies need to be filled. Please take a moment to complete the below forms and send them to our Lead CCR&R Outreach Coordinator, Karen Abbott via email, fax or mail.  


Fax number: (603) 578-1736

Mailing Address:
Child Care Aware of NH
Attn: Karen Abbott
88 Temple Street
Nashua, NH 03060 
Professional Development Opportunities 
The 2017-2018
Annual Training Calendar
The Annual Training Calendar is a great tool to plan for professional development. It shows all of the trainings that CCAoNH will host from September 2017- June 2018.
“Life is like a compass. When you set your goals correctly, it will take you to the RIGHT direction.” - Anonymous

Click  here  or on the cover to view the 2017-2018 Annual Training Calendar.
The Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness Conference is coming to Conway!
Register Now!
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kennett Middle School
176 Main Street
Conway, NH

Registration is $35 through Eventbrite.

Click here or on the brochure for a printable copy.
With the new NH Child Care Program Licensing Rules around health and safety coming into effect soon, the “Caring for Our Children” Conference is the perfect place for participants to obtain professional development to help satisfy the required health and safety annual training hours.   All training sessions from this conference may be used to satisfy the six (6) hours of health and safety training required yearly by the newly revised NH Child Care Program Licensing Rules. In addition, several sessions in this conference can help trainees satisfy the pre-service training obligations on the 11 health and safety training topics. Please see training descriptions to find out which trainings meet this criteria.
Infant Toddler Institute
December 9th at Grappone Center in Concord
More details to come soon.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry Icon to register for trainings.
Click  here  or on the Eventbrite Icon to register for trainings with a cost.
Click  here  or on the Webinar Icon to register for Live Webinars.
Resources to Share With Families
October 16-20th is Vroom Week!
CCAoNH will celebrate Vroom Week throughout the state. Be on the lookout tomorrow, October 16th, for the "Vroom Week" email that details all the exciting activities CCAoNH will be doing.
It is Pumpkin Time!

Check out the link below to find a pumpkin patch near you!
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
An Important Message from the Child Care Licensing Unit

The department has submitted the final changes to the proposed Child Care Licensing Rule. Click  here or the button below to view the  Major Changes Summary. This document will soon be linked to the Child Care Licensing Rules webpage.

Visit the Child Care Licensing Rule webpage for the latest information on the rule revision:
Early Childhood Credential Challenge Is On!

The Child Development Bureau (CDB) and Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH) announce this year’s Early Childhood Credential Challenges.

This Year's Challenge is NEW. There is still the Individual Challenge but now programs can take on a Team Challenge as well!

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is offering to cover the $25 cost of an initial credentialing application fee or the $10 renewal fee for the first 100 credentials to meet the Challenge criteria below and be awarded during this year’s Early Childhood Credentialing Challenge.

The Challenge began  October 1, 2017 and ends March 1, 2018.
Get Ready for this Year's Credentialing Challenge!
Click  here   or on the flyer for a printable copy.

“It's Virtually Possible! Applying for your Credential Online”
  • November 7, 2017, 6:15-7:45 pm
  • January 16, 2018, 6:15-7:45 pm
“Using the NH ECE Workforce Specialized Competencies to Develop a Professional Development Plan”
  • November 14, 2017, 6:15-7:45 pm
  • January 23, 2018, 6:15-7:45 pm 
Please note, these are not multi-series trainings. 
Teaching Pro-Social Skills: Averting Challenging Behaviors

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm

Click here for a flyer with more details.
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Childcare
$1,000 Mini Grant Opportunity

Keene State College through the support of the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services is recruiting 15 child care centers across the state to participate in an exciting initiative designed to improve the health of children.

Click here for more details about this opportunity.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2017

October 22 – 28, 2017

FREE Education and
Outreach Toolkits available

Click here for more details.
7 th Annual Conference

 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
 7:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Grappone Center
Concord, NH

Click here 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. 
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire  is looking for dynamic new team players to join our ranks. If you are interested in a rewarding and fun position that helps families find high quality child care and assists early childhood programs with quality professional development and technical assistance (coaching and mentoring) then this is the place for you!

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is seeking:   
  • Bilingual Support Specialist
  • Provides bilingual support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Facilitates trainings and provides targeted technical assistance to early childhood professionals.
  • Assesses each regional area to meet cultural needs and to promote cultural competency.
  • Provides interpretation in second language as necessary. 
  • Training and TA Specialist 
  • Facilitates training opportunities.
  • Provides targeted technical assistance to early childhood professionals.
  • Provides support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist
  • Provides support services and consumer education for families in selecting child care.
  • Ensures that the NACCRRAware database has up-to-date and accurate information.
  • Responsible for providing outreach to families, providers, businesses and community members to market program services and to increase access and public awareness of CCR&R services.
Click here for more information and to apply. 
ABC's Child Care Center  at New London Hospital has an assistant teacher position opening. 

Candidates need to have state qualifications for position but ABC's Child Care Center is willing to train. Program is a small licensed center that has a family-friendly atmosphere. The program offers hospital benefits, tuition reimbursement and a fun place to work!

Call Tina Walker 526-5242 or email  for more information. To apply on line
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 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". 
Child Care Aware of New Hampshire also offers FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Child Care Resource and Referral Services (CCR&R) to families and early childhood professionals. 

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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 for Children, Youth, and Families, Child Development Bureau, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and the US Department of Health and Human Services.