Monthly Minutes
September 2016
A Message from Child Care Aware of NH
September is here and it is shaping up to be a beautiful fall.

CCAoNH is hitting the ground running with our new Annual Training Calendar. We are offering 24 training opportunities this month as well as a "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference in Nashua. Look below for links to the Annual Training Calendar and our  conference brochure. Don't forget to save the date, November 5th, for our "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference that will be coming to Conway, NH.  

In addition to the trainings we are offering this month, CCAoNH has several staff members going to Denver, Colorado for The National Workforce Registry Alliance Conference.  This year's theme is "Elevating the Profession".  This conference offers great professional development opportunities and is the second year we are sending staff to participate in it.

As always, we hope that you enjoy this addition of our Monthly Minutes and that you have a healthy and happy autumn.    
Our Latest News and Updates
Closed for Labor Day!
Child Care Aware of NH will be closed September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day.
Professional Development Opportunities
Check out our first Annual Training Calendar. The calendar houses trainings and professional development opportunities being offered from September 2016 to June 2017. Within the calendar, you will find over 150 training opportunities being provided throughout the state. Take a look at the Annual Training Calendar to see more information on all of our training opportunities happening throughout the year.
September to June
Annual Training Calendar
Over 400 hours of training are being offered throughout the state!    Click here or on the picture below to view the Annual Training Calendar.
 "Caring for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference
Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Nashua.
Click here or the picture below to view the conference brochure.
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.
September 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 can be completed 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

  • Tuesday, September 6th, Manchester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 195 McGregor Street, Millwest Building, 3rd Floor, 03102.  

  • Tuesday, September 6th, Nashua, 6:30-8:30 pm, CCAoNH, 88 Temple Street, 03060.  

  • Wednesday, September 7th, Concord, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, 03301

  • Thursday, September 1st, Peterborough, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monadnock Community Hospital452 Old Street Road,  03458. 

      2nd Week of the Month

  • Wednesday, September 14th, Derry, 9:30-11:30 am, Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, 03038.
Click here or on the NH Professional Registry icon to sign-up for a collaborative near you .

3rd Week of the Month    
  • Tuesday, September 20th, Laconia, 9:30-11:30 am, Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, 03246.

  • Wednesday, September 15th, Rochester, 9:30-11:30 am, Granite State College, 35 Industrial Way, 03887.  

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

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

        4th Week the Month
  • Tuesday, September 27th, Exeter, 9:30-11:30 am, Christ Church, 43 Pine Street, 03883.  

  • Tuesday, September 27th, Lancaster, 1:30-3:30 pm, Passumpsic Bank, 117 Main Street,

  • Thursday, June 23rd, Tamworth, 6:30-8:30 pm, TriCAP Building448 White Mountain Hwy, 03886. 
Save the Date

" C ari ng for Our Children: Health, Safety, Nutrition and Wellness" Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016  
Kennett Middle School
176 Main Street
Conway , NH 03818 
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 found in the Annual Training Calendar on pages 2-4 or
click on the button above.
Resources to Share with Families
Vroom Video  
Brain Building Basics

Science made simple! Remember these 5 steps to help build children's brains.

The five Brain Building Basics are the foundations for all Vroom Tips. Best of all, parents already have all they need to take these basics and create brain building moments!

Click on the picture above to watch the Vroom Brain Building Basics video.
Hope Starts Here
Click here or on the picture above to check out this great resource for families who are homeless.
NH Coalition to End Homelessness 

This site helps families find help for:
  • Housing and Shelter
  • Food, Welfare and Community
  • Health and Medical
  • School and Education
  • Homeless and Teens
  • Income and Financial
  • Legal Assistance
Other Early Childhood News & Updates
Free PTAN Professional Development Opportunities

Click here or on the flyer above
for more details.

Teaching Pro-Social Skills: Averting Challenging Behaviors

Monday, September 26, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm, East Side Learning Center,
Concord, NH 03301
Click here or on the flyer above
for more details.

Child Engagement: Promoting Success and Preventing Challenging Behaviors

Thursday, October 6, 2016,
6:00-8:00 pm Discovery Child Enrichment Center, Rye, NH, 03801
NH Immunization Program
  Soon it will be time to complete the Annual Childcare Immunization Report.  Are you ready?  The NH Immunization Program (NHIP) has tools to help you.

 Visit the Child Care Providers web page on the NH Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Program website at

 Here you will find the latest childcare immunization requirements, the “NH Child Care Providers Guide to Immunization,” fun and educational activities, and the most current posters.

 For questions, please contact the NH Immunization Program at 603-271-4482.

Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Services

Highly Qualified Consultant Pilot Project

Click here or on the flyer to check out
this resource.
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.
Kiddie Corner Learning Center is hiring teachers for the toddler classes and the Pre- K class. 
  • Need at least 9 credits including child development 
  • Willing to work with people just getting started in the field  
  • Flexible and friendly work environment 

Please contact  Mary Rivard at the  Kiddie Corner Learning Center,  130 Silver Street,  Manchester, phone 603-627-4190, fax- 603-621-9484,
Nurture & Nature Children’s Center is currently seeking a full time Preschool Teacher. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences and our approach is deeply connected to nature. We are seeking a self-motivated, experienced and caring teacher to join our Preschool classroom. 

Early Childhood Teacher Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional child care experience
  • Meet NH Child Care Licensing qualifications for Associate or Lead Teacher
  • 9 credits in ECE minimum
  • High energy, enthusiasm, & sense of humor
  • Strong oral & written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others and to foster a team environment
  • A strong understanding of child development & commitment to Early Childhood Education
  • First Aid and CPR certification preferred
  • Must clear full background check and pass health screening
  • Able to work 9:00 am- 5:30 pm 

Interested candidates can email letter if interest and resume to
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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