Winter 2023/2024

Professional Development Opportunities

Child Care Aware of NH, a program by Southern NH Services, is excited to unveil our spotlight on our Winter 2023-2024 Professional Development Opportunities! These exclusive events are available throughout December, January, February and March.

To explore details about each unique professional development opportunity, simply tap on the 2023-2024 Winter Training At a Glance flyer image below. Registration for some events is via Eventbrite, while others require NHCIS registration. Pre-registration is mandatory for all sessions. You can access the registration link in two ways: either through the attached flyer or by clicking the "Register Here" button under each training description.

For inquiries about any Professional Development opportunity or if you experience registration issues, please reach out to the Professional Development Support Coordinator by phone at (603) 903-0830 or by email at

We look forward to seeing you!

New Year, New Opportunities!

Winter Trainings At-A-Glance

Do you have a passion for guiding the development of our little learners? Seeking to bolster your expertise in early childhood education during this snowy season? Look here!

Our Winter Trainings At-A-Glance calendars present an array of incredible opportunities for childcare providers to foster and guide the growth of little ones. Come along for a season brimming with information we hope will inspire and motivate you to continue learning, and building connections through the months of December, January, February and March!

Please revisit the Professional Development page on NH Connections for updates and additions to the training calendar.

Professional Development - NH Connections

Winter 2024 Keys to Quality Conference

Save the date for the Winter Keys to Quality: Unlocking Your Professional Development Virtual E-Conference coming up on Saturday, January 27th, 2024. Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is pleased to provide this full-day conference devoted to quality professional development to assist child care programs, early childhood professionals, and administrators in enhancing and improving their practices.

This year, participants are presented with a unique and enriching opportunity to engage in a three-part series titled "Communicating to Connect" with Jessica Cantin, MS, CEO of Food For Free. Jessica will begin our day with the Keynote Presentation, "Science of Connections." Following this, participants can choose to continue the conversation with Jessica at her next two sessions: "The Agreement Framework" and "Unlocking Awe and Wonder."

A total of nine (9) training opportunities will be offered and each one will be categorized for those wishing to take a “Training Track” specific to an area of focus. If you are looking to fulfill the health and safety training required yearly by NH Child Care Program Licensing Rules, QRIS, or the Infant and Toddler Endorsement, make sure to look for those Training Tracks!

More information will be announced soon! Keep an eye out on Professional Development on NH Connections for all upcoming training opportunities and specials. Pre-registration will be required through Eventbrite. Keep an eye out on Facebook for more!

Professional Development - NH Connections
CCAoNH Facebook
Register Here Through Eventbrite

Mini Conferences

Kick off the new year with personalized on-site professional development of your choosing. Child Care Aware of NH is excited to extend on-site mini conferences. We're looking to schedule dates with programs in 2024. Don't wait, schedule now!

You can choose up to 4 hours of training (daytime) or 2 hours of training in the evening from the list of trainings and enjoy these interactive, in-person workshops at your program. There's also some fun giveaways!

CONTACT: Dee Dee Thurber, Program Manager 

View CCAoNH Mini-Conference Descriptions 2023-2024
Contact CCAoNH Program Manager for Scheduling

Mind in the Making

Next 8-week Session beginning in January

Join Child Care Aware of NH as we explore the Seven (7) Essential Life Skills in this eight (8) week session, Mind in the Making series. Each time we meet we will look into a life skill and how that can empower you and the children in your care or in your life. 

What are those 7 Essential Life Skills?

  1. Focus and Self-Control
  2. Perspective Taking
  3. Communicating
  4. Making Connections
  5. Critical Thinking
  6. Taking on Challenges
  7. Self-Directed, Engaged Learning

Do these topics have you thinking? If you are a parent, caregiver, or provider, come join us!

Location: Online Zoom meeting

Day/Time: Wednesdays from

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

View the Flyer

This series will award participants up to sixteen (16) hours of professional development.


  • Session 1: January 24, 2024 (Introduction)
  • Session 2: January 31, 2024
  • Session 3: February 7, 2024
  • Session 4: February 14, 2024
  • Session 5: February 21, 2024
  • Session 6: February 28, 2024
  • Session 7: March 6, 2024
  • Session 8: March 13, 2024
Register Here Through Eventbrite
Learn More on Mind in the Making

Leadership Summit

Reimagining Self Care: Three (3) Part Series

It's important to take the time to do things that help you live well and improve your physical and mental health. But how many times do you put yourself last because you're too busy helping others or finishing your tasks?

Engage in this 3-part workshop series presented by Jennice Chewlin, MPH, CHES® CEO & Founder, Chewlin & Group

to help your team build skills to break through barriers to take care of their mental well-being and empower them to live a happy, healthy, and productive life.

Each session will explore key topics to enrich both your professional and personal life! Discover valuable strategies and tools for self-care that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

Thurs. February 1st - 12:00-1:30 PM

Reimagining Self-care: Identify the 3 most important reasons for self-care, discover what gets in the way of practicing self-care, and create a personalized self-care toolkit to help you recharge.

Thurs. February 22nd - 12:00-1:30 PM

Building Better Boundaries: Learn strategies for building boundaries around self, others, & technology to improve your mental well-being and let go of the fear of saying no so you can have more yeses in your life.

Thurs. March 7th - 12:00-1:30 PM

Joy Reboot: Learn the science behind joy and the 3-step plan to put joy front and center, building resilience to sustain you through everyday stress.

View the Flyer
Register Here Through Eventbrite

CPR/First Aid Opportunities

New Dates Added

We are thrilled to announce that due to the overwhelming success of our CPR/First Aid training sessions, we have additional dates for 2024.

Join us January 13th, 2024 or February 3rd, 2024 in Concord for FREE CPR/First Aid.

These training sessions tend to fill up quickly! Be sure to secure your spot and register through NHCIS today.

*Note: Our December 2nd, 2023

date is currently FULL

*If you have already registered but find yourself unable to attend the class for any reason, we kindly ask that you withdraw your registration so others have the opportunity to attend.

View the Flyer
Register Here Through NHCIS

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