February 2023
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.
What's In This Issue?
  • 2023 Spring Leadership Summit
  • 2022-2023 Credential Challenge
  • First Aid/CPR Submissions
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • How to Turn Anxiety Into Positive Action
News from CCAoNH
2023 Spring Early Childhood Leadership Summit
It's hard enough hiring great staff. But the pandemic and ever-evolving job market has made it even harder.

Krystal Hicks, Career Strategist, will be presenting at our Spring 2023 Spring Leadership Summit. She'll be tackling topics like:

  • How to recruit and hire in a changing economy
  • How to manage and motivate a multi-generational workforce
  • Strategic pipeline building

You do not want to miss out on this opportunity!
For more information and to register, click the picture of the brochure or the button.
Choose Love Pop-Up Sessions
There's still more pop-up Choose Love Sessions going on! Come learn more about the Choose Love Movement with the founder herself, Scarlett Lewis.

March 1st: Making Choose Love Accessible for Everyone- Tools You Can Use to Stay on the Choose Love Path and Bring Joy to Your Life Everyday

March 29th: Choose Love-Checking In-Tools that Have Been Impactful for You, How to Keep Moving Forward (Growth Mindset)

To register for these sessions, please click the button below. These sessions will be recorded and emailed to individuals registered. If you are unable to attend any or all of the sessions, please feel free to register so that you may receive the recordings.
Here’s an Opportunity We Don’t Want You to Miss!
We know child care is a business essential to building a strong economy, the healthy growth and development of young children, families and communities.

  • Do you want to be part of the movement to professionalize the field of early childhood education?
  • Do you want to show your families and program you are committed to continuous professional growth and development as an early childhood educator?
  • Do you want a chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card for Classroom Supplies, $100 Gift Card for Staff Lunch or other terrific prizes?

Then let’s get busy!

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3
  1. Join the credential challenge and one of our team members will guide you through the application process.
  2. It’s free! There will be no fee due with your credential application! 
  3. Submit your credential application by February 28th and be eligible to win amazing prizes!

Let us help you to be recognized as a professional in the field and celebrate your valuable work. Join the challenge today! 

Click on the flyer or any of the buttons below for more information.
CPR/First Aid Submissions
Child Care Aware of NH is working to support providers in obtaining and/or maintaining their CPR and First Aid certifications. But we need your help!

We are looking to update our list of qualified individuals and organizations to provide CPR/First trainings. If you are a certified trainer interested in joining our list, we'd love to hear from you!

Check over the submission requirements below and then email your information to outreach2ccrr@snhs.org.
News From The Bureau of Child Development
and Head Start Collaboration
GSQ News E-Newsletter
Are you a program that has achieved a step in Granite Steps for Quality? Are you interested in staying up-to-date on everything GSQ?

Check out the GSQ News E-Newsletter! Get all the latest GSQ Updates delivered right to your inbox once a month.

To sign up, click the button below!
Starting the Conversation
How to Motivate Children
What’s the best way to motivate children?

The intrinsic motivation to learn about the world around us begins in infancy. This type of motivation can either be encouraged or suppressed by the experiences adults provide for children. Psychological research points to a set of promising approaches that parents and practitioners can use to promote positive motivation and learning during development.

Check out this article from the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child for nine (9) approaches parents and caregivers can use to help foster intrinsic motivation.
Additional Resources
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Lead poisoning in young children is entirely preventable, however, an estimated 65,000 children living in New Hampshire have blood lead levels high enough to impair their ability to think, concentrate, and learn. Evidence shows that the most common source of lead exposure for children today is lead paint in older housing and the contaminated dust and soil it generates. 

Young children, especially those under six that reside in these homes are at risk for lead poisoning through sitting, crawling and playing on the floor and in areas where lead paint dust collects. Their hand-to-mouth behavior and placing objects in their mouths puts them especially at risk.

To learn more, click on the buttons to the right.  
How to Turn Anxiety Into Positive Action with Scarlett Lewis
To celebrate the 9th annual Choose Love Awareness Month in February, Scarlett Lewis will be hosting a parent and educator workshop on Monday, February 27, 2023 from 7-8PM EST.

Scarlett will be discussing inspiring ways to turn our children's and student's anxiety into positive action by using the Choose Love message and formula every day in your classroom, homes and communities. 

To learn more about this workshop, click the button below.
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.