Monthly Minutes
June 2016
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
Welcome June with the sun shining, the breeze blowing and the birds singing.  Finally, longer days of June are here.  

This month, Child Care Aware of New Hampshire's staff travels to Baltimore, Maryland for the NAEYC Professional  Development Institute.  This week long conference is a great team building event that CCAoNH attends every year.  It boasts great p rofessional development opportunities for staff, n etworking and a time to rejuvenate with new ideas abounding.

We have added another training to our calendar.  Look for details below.  As the weather turns warmer, the training calendar is winding down.  Child Care Aware of New Hampshire does not offer professional development opportunities during July and August but will resume offering trainings in September.  Be on the lookout, for our first year long training calendar.  This new process will allow Early Childhood Professional the opportunity to intentionally plan for professional development throughout the year!

We hope that everyone felt appreciated during May's Provider Appreciation Month.  We wish you a safe and healthy start to your summer and hope you enjoy this edition of Monthly Minutes.  

Our Latest News and Updates
Child Care Aware of NH is pleased to welcome Shaquanna Mceachern to the CCAoNH team. She will be serving as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist  based out of the Main/Southern Regional  Outreach Office. Shaquanna will be responsible for providing technical assistance (coaching and mentoring) and professional development opportunities for child care providers. She has spent the past few months learning the ropes and she's ready and eager to get started.  Her strong training and team building background make her a great fit for CCAoNH and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team.
Welcome Aboard Shaquanna!
Professional Development Opportunities
Coming Near You!

Check out our trainings and professional development opportunities being offered from late January to mid-June. Within our calendar, you will find approximately 75 training opportunities being offered throughout the state with over 200 hours of training being provided. See below for more information on all of our training opportunities happening around the state.

We have added one final training to our calendar:
I Am Moving, I Am Learning MVPA with  Scot Foster, ECMPAP.  The training will be held on  Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from  6:30-8:30 pm at  Creative Years,  30 Broad Street,  Nashua. Visit the NH Professional Registry to register.
January to June Training Calendar
Over 200 hours of training offered throughout the state!    Click on the picture to view the calendar.

 "Taking Training By the Horns"
This training is being offered 6 times throughout the state.    
Click on the picture to view the flyer. 

Register for trainings with no cost on the NH Professional Registry by clicking the button above.  
Register for trainings with a cost through Eventbrite by clicking on the button above.
June Directors' & Leadership Collaboratives
Child Care Aware of NH offers collaborative meetings for Directors, Administrators, and other Early Childhood Leaders from September to June each year. These meetings are designed by each group in the region to reflect area needs and interests and to provide program leaders with Child Care Aware of NH program updates, essential local and state information, along with professional development opportunities. Registration is online through the NH Professional Registry. The registration window does not need to be open for registration to begin. Information on topics and trainings being covered varies based on group interests. Please see the below dates, times and location to find a meeting near you

1st Week of the Month

  • Wednesday, June 1st, Concord, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, 03301

  • Thursday, June 2nd, Peterborough
    6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital452 Old Street Road,  03458. 

  • Tuesday, June 7th, Manchester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, Millwest Building, 3rd Floor, 03102.  

      2nd Week of the Month

  • Wednesday, June 8th, Hudson, 9:30-11:30 am, Rodgers Memorial Library, 194 Old Derry Road, 03051.  

  • Tuesday, June 14th, Gorham, 6:30-8:30 pm, Family Resource Center, 123 Main Street, 03581.  

  • Tuesday, June 14th, Keene, 9:30-11:30 am, Keene State College Child Development Center, 229 Main Street, 03435.  

3rd Week of the Month    
  • Wednesday, June 15th, Rochester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, 03887.  

  • Thursday, June 16th, Nashua, 9:30-11:30 am, Nashua Community College, Room 223, 505 Amherst Street Nashua, 03063.

  • Thursday, June 16th,  Claremont, 6:30-8:30 pm, River Valley Community College, 1 College Place, 03743.

  • Tuesday, June 21th, Laconia, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, 03246.

        4th Week the Month
  • Thursday, June 23rd, Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building, 448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886.  

  • Tuesday, June 28th, Exeter, 9:30-11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, 03883.  

  • Tuesday, June 28th, Lancaster, 1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpic Bank
    117 Main Street, 03584.
Click on the NH Professional Registry button to the left to sign-up for a collaborative near you .
Training Registration Polices

Individuals attending trainings offered through Child Care Aware of New Hampshire are expected to adhere to our registration policies. When you register for a training you agree to follow the policies and procedures listed below, including but not limited to:
  • Registrants are required to arrive prior to the advertised start time of the training.
  • Training registration fees are non-refundable.
  • Training registrations are non-transferable.
  • Pre-registration is required. Participants must be enrolled.
  • A minimum of 10 registrants are required to hold a training.
  • Training registration is the 1st of each month.  
  • Child Care Aware of NH will be adding trainings taken through Eventbrite into the NH Professional Registry

Please click  here  for a complete list of Child Care Aware of NH Training Registration Policies or click on the button below.
Resources to Share with Families
Vroom Video Tip:
Secret Hand Shake
Check out one of Vroom's Tips on video!  Use these as inspiration for creating brain building moments with the children in your program - and let us know what you think of the video!

Click on the picture above to watch the Vroom Secret Hand Shake video.
Summer Safety Tips
Here are just a few resources & links for Summer Safety.  
Click on the red link to take you to the resource site.

American Red Cross Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Click  on the flyer above to for more details.
River Valley Community College Open House
River Valley Community College will be hosting open house events during the month of June at all three of their locations. All events will start at 6:00 p.m. and will include a short presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 21st at our new Lebanon Academic Center
  • Wednesday, June 22nd on the main campus in Claremont
  • Tuesday, June 28th at our Keene Academic Center.  
  Click here to view a flyer with more details.
PTAN Professional Development Opportunity

Understanding the importance of child engagement in the early years is critical to supporting children’s social-emotional development and learning. This training will provide strategies that support children and reduce barriers to engagement, including challenging behaviors. Classroom design, curriculum, and teaching styles will be addressed to help participants understand their role in working with young children to promote interactions with the environment, adults, and most importantly, peers. A discussion of resources will provide additional opportunities to refine skills in this area.

Click here to view the  training flyer.

Click on the Flyer above for more details.

Child Engagement:  Promoting Success and Preventing Challenging Behaviors

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm Where? Frisbee Hospital Conference Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester
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.
Red Oak Montessori School in Franklin, NH is seeking a qualified candidate for a Primary (3-6 yr olds) Lead Teacher Montessori position for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Preferred candidates will have Early Childhood Education and Montessori training.
  • Pay based on education and experience.
  • This is a part time position, with possibility to grow to full time.
  • Flexible hours are a must.

Email your resume to

Windham Cooperative Kindergarten and Nursery School
  • Nursery Assistant Teacher: 5 mornings, Monday- Friday.  Hours are 8:30-12:30.  Associates in early childhood is desired. 
  • Pre-K Assistant Teacher: 4 mornings, MTWF.  Hours are 8:30-12:30.  Associates in early childhood is desired.  
We are a cooperative, non-profit school that is family oriented and parents are involved with their children's education.  If you are organized and want to work in a team environment this is the place for you. Check out our website for details on our school 

Send resume and cover letter to:   Windham Cooperative Kindergarten and Nursery School,  PO Box 250,  Windham, NH 03087,  Attn: Debbie Bois/Director
Joyful Noise Learning Center in Bow, NH is looking to fill immediate openings.
  • Full-time lead teacher
  • Full time associate teacher
  • Full time general assistant. 
  • Pay based on education and experience. 

Please email your resume to:

Shaker Road School is currently seeking employment inquiries for infant (12 weeks to 18 months) and toddler (19 months to 3 years) faculty to include classroom assistants, teachers and head teachers. Applicants will need to furnish a resume, transcripts, and references. Applicants with NH Early Childhood Professional Development System teaching credentials and infant/toddler endorsement preferred.

For more information on exciting career opportunities and employment application please contact: Betsy Carter at or (603)224-0161.  
Please click here for more details.

Our Redeemer Preschool in New Ipswich, NH is seeking a Teacher/Director for the 2016/2017 school year. Eligible candidates must hold an Associate’s Degree in ECE & 3 credit hrs. in Early Childhood Program Administration.  Please email resume and cover letter to or call 603-878-1837 for more information.

The Crayon Campus in Raymond NH is looking for a part time assistant.

  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Experience working with children a must.
  • Hours will increase during the summer

Please contact Linda Priebe at

Little Scholars Daycare is HIRING!!!  We are excited to add people to our team for Summer 2016!! We have positions for NH qualified teachers:

  • Toddler Classroom
  • Support Teachers which include Break Coverage (Part Time 11-2) and Teacher Vacation Coverage
  • School Age Summer Camp Teachers

Visit for more details and to apply or contact Danyelle at 603.893.0898 or

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire 
Contact Information
We hope you've enjoyed this edition of "Monthly Minutes". Look for future editions at the beginning of each month! Items for submission for the "Monthly Minutes" must be sent to before the 25th of each month with the subject line "Monthly Minutes." 

Thank you,
Child Care Aware of NH Team

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