December 2021
We hope you find the resources in this month's "E-News You Can Use" issue helpful to access the most important information from CCAoNH, the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration, the NH Child Care Licensing Unit and other collaborative partners.
Quick Links to Important News
News from CCAoNH
2021-2022 Credential Challenge
Have You Applied for the 2021-2022 Credential Challenge?
Get Credentialed Today!
Intro and Overview of
ERS Trainings
Intro and Overview of the
Pyramid Model Trainings
Child Care Aware of NH has open positions:

  • Training and Marketing Coordinator
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist
  • Training and Technical Assistance Specialists
News From The Bureau of Child Development
and Head Start Collaboration
Updates on the ARPA Stabilization Grant
The ARPA Stabilization Grant Program application period ENDS on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 11:59 PM. 

Please be advised that the ARPA STABILIZATION: CCASP Grant Quarterly Reports timeline has changed. The first quarterly report will be available on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, via email. It will be due on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 28th at 12:30 (more information coming soon) and the recorded version will be posted on the NH Connections website under the ARPA information. All future quarterly reports will be done through the NHCIS.
Watch your email during the week of December 20th for more important information from the BCDHSC.
Upcoming Virtual Office Hours for ARPA Stabilization Grant
Virtual office hours for ARPA Stabilization will be available again beginning on January 3, 2022. The instructions on how to register for these will be available soon on the NH Connections website. The January schedule is as follows:
  • Monday, January 3, 2022, 12:00 to 1:00

  • Monday, January 10, 2022, 12:00 to 1:00

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 12:00 to 1:00
DHHS State of NH Child Care Series Webinars
Session Two - Part One: The Quality of Child Care 
This session looked at the importance of investing in quality child care across the State. Discussions will cover both early childhood (birth to through preschool) and school-age (K through grade 5) programs.

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
News Families Can Use
Self-Reflection in Parenting
The Head Start Early Learning & Knowledge Center has many resources for families. This article, Self-Reflection in Parenting: Help for Getting Through Stressful Times, has tips for staying present for the children in your care during stressful times.

Having caring adults that are able to foster and promote healthy relationships for their children during stressful times helps build that resiliency in the next generation.
It reminds them that they matter.
News That Keeps You Healthy and Safe
Keeping Children Safe During the Holidays
Mayo Clinic has 12 Tips for keeping children safe during the holidays! They point out that while, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be a fun and exciting time, holiday decorations, parties, and cold weather can pose threats to children.

No matter what holiday you celebrate, or even if you do not partake in the holiday festivities, Mayo Clinic's safety tips has something for you!
Training News You Can Use
Webinar: How to Provide High-Quality Family Child Care
Enjoy this NAEYC webinar with the authors of the publication, The Essentials: Providing High-Quality Family Child Care. Watch this webinar for resources and practical tips on how you can engage with families, strengthen your influence, and identify the challenges and opportunities of your everyday work. To receive credit for professional development, please use the fillable self-study form.

Child Care Aware of NH is a statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Program of Southern New Hampshire Services. The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, 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 New Hampshire and the US Department of Health and Human Services.