Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Child Care Aware of NH, a program of Southern NH Services, is thrilled to be sharing our Summer 2023 Professional Development Opportunities! These are special events being offered in the months of June, July, and August

To learn more about each of the individual professional development opportunities, please click on the image of the flyer. Registration is through NHCIS and is required. You can access the registration link in one of two ways. You can find the link through the attached flyer, or you can click the, "Register Here" button located under each of the training descriptions. 

If you have questions about any of the Professional Development opportunities or have any issues with registration, please contact the Professional Development Support Coordinator by phone at (603) 903-0830 or by email at

We look forward to seeing you!

Quality Support CDA Cohort

Are you an individual working in a licensed child care program? Are you looking to become qualified to be left alone with the children in your care? A Child Development Associate (CDA)® credential will help enable you to become lead teacher qualified while providing you with training hours and an opportunity to create a portfolio of your experience in your program.

The Quality Support CDA® Cohort (QS CDA Cohort) is the perfect way for you to obtain the training and assessment necessary to earn your credential with other peers in the field of early care and education.

For more information, click on the flyer. To apply, email TEACH NH Counselor, Diane Manning, at

Email Diane Manning

Water Safety Training

Did you know that infants and young children can drown in as little as an inch or two of water?

Join Child Care Aware of NH as we host Scott Noyes and he goes into the why's of drowning and what we can do to prevent it.

This training is happening Saturday, June 10th from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the East Side Learning Center in Concord, NH.

You can register for this training in your NHCIS account. Click the flyer for more details and click the button below to access your NHCIS account.

Register Here

CPR & First Aid Training

Are you looking to get certified in CPR & First Aid Training? Do you need to renew your certification?

Child Care Aware of NH is excited to be offering CPR & First Aid Training for FREE! This training will include a four-hour session on adult, child, and infant CPR, AED use, Foreign Body airway obstruction (choking) relief, and basic pediatric first aid.

This training is being offered four (4) Saturdays between July and December in-person at Granite State College. Please note that you are only required to attend one of the four (4) sessions to obtain/renew your certification.

Click the flyer for more details, or click the button below to register through your NHCIS account.

Register Here

Intro & Overview of Environment Rating Scales (ERS)

Are you familiar with the Environment Rating Scales (ERS)? The Intro & Overview of ERS is for those who are interested in learning more about this tool and how it can benefit your program.

You may be interested if your program is looking to apply for a Step in the Granite Steps for Quality system, or if you are interested in improving your program practices.

You can click the flyer for more details, or click the button below to register through your NHCIS account.

Register Here

Community of Practice (CoP): Beyond the Intro & Overview of ERS

The Community of Practice (CoP): Beyond the Intro & Overview of ERS is the perfect opportunity for participants to connect with other providers using the ERS tools. Each session will focus on a specific topic that participants will take a deep dive exploring.

To learn more about this opportunity, click on the flyer. Click the button below to register through your NHCIS account.

Register Here

Revive & Thrive Wednesdays

Make some time for you this summer, as Revive & Thrive Wednesdays continues.

Explore topics such as; joy and awe, overcoming negativity, the emotional aspect of teaching, and plenty more!

For dates and times, click on the flyer. You can register for these sessions through your NHCIS account.

Register Here

Mini On-Site Conferences

Did someone say FREE on-site mini conferences?!?

Child Care Aware of NH will come to YOU for some interactive workshops! Choose up to four (4) hours of training for daytime hours, or up to two (2) hours during evenings from a variety of topics, such as Infant/Toddler Tips & Tricks, Child-Directed Play, Interactive Reading, and so many more!

Click on the flyer for more details. Interested in signing up? Email CCAoNH Program Manager, Dee Dee Thurber at!

Email Dee Dee Thurber

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is a Child Care Resource and Referral Program of Southern New Hampshire Services. The preparation of this document 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.