January 2022
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
"Keys to Quality" CCAoNH E-Conference
Have You Signed up For the Keys to Quality E-Conference Yet?

Join us on Saturday, January 22!
ACT: Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN)
2022 Infant and Toddler Institute
Child Care Aware of NH has open positions:

  • Program Manager
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Outreach Specialist
  • Training and Technical Assistance Specialists
News From The Bureau of Child Development
and Head Start Collaboration
The 1st "Quarterly Report" for the ARPA Stabilization Grant
Deadline is January 18, 2022
This report will be done on Survey Monkey, and all future reports will be done on the New Hampshire Connections Information System. The first report covers from the time you were funded until December 31, 2021. If you have not spent any funds to date, please note that in the report and complete all the other information. To prepare you will need:
-Child Attendance and Enrollment Numbers by age group
-Staffing numbers along with vacancies
-Summary of ARPA expenses 

It is a requirement of the ARAP Stabilization Program that you complete this report and update your program profile on NHCIS by January 18, 2022. To access the ARPA Stabilization: CCASP Grant Quarterly Report Template you can click the link here. 
With the January 18 deadline for your first ARPA Stabilization CCASP Quarterly Report approaching quickly, you may have some questions. To help get those answered and save yourself some time writing lengthy emails. We invite you to pop on to any of the following office hours, any time during the hour for some advice, quick chat or just to listen. 
Friday, January 14th from 7:30 to 8:30 AM
Friday, January 14th from 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Sunday, January 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 18th from 7:30 to 8:30 AM
Tuesday, January 18th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Absent Due to COVID News
In mid-December, the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (BCDHSC) announced an important update to the Absent Due to COVID temporary policy change.
DHHS State of NH Child Care Series Webinars
DATE CHANGE Session Three: The Business of Child Care 
The Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration is rescheduling the State of NH Child Care Series, Session Three: The Business of Child from January 12, 2022 to February 16, 2022, due to scheduling conflicts with a number of presenters. We hope you can join us in February and we look forward to sharing the evening with you.

This session will focus on the operational side of child care along with the key role that families and businesses play in equitable, affordable and sustainable child care across the state. Guest speakers will include employers in partnership with child care programs as well as a child care business operations and small business advisor with key areas that providers need to consider in their daily operations.

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
News Families Can Use
When Worry Shows Up: How Parents and Caregivers can help
Children During Uncertain Times
Impact Monadnock and CHAD are presenting a FREE 1-hour virtual discussion with Lynn Lyons, LICSW. Gain knowledge on how anxiety works in young children (ages 0-8), how to address anxieties in your own children, and how to work with professionals (eg. educators, doctors) to ensure your child is getting what they need for their mental health. Ms. Lyons will address the overall theme of child anxiety and hone in on topics like how to approach day to day transitions, helping children face big life changes, and addressing the fear of failure and how it impedes trying new skills. Time will follow Ms. Lyons' presentation for audience questions.
News That Keeps You Healthy and Safe
Winter Fire Prevention
FEMA estimates that a staggering 50% of house fires occur during December, January, and February. Some of the top reasons fires start during the winter months is frayed wires, improperly installed heating appliances, and generator malfunctions.

To mitigate risks, EMC Insurance says to make sure proper maintenance is done around your business or residence to ensure that all sprinklers and fire extinguishers are ready. If you are using a generator, make sure to have it serviced and call in an expert to help with placement and risk prevention. Another important factor is making sure that your insurance is up-to-date and that your policy provides the coverage that you need for your home or business.  
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.