The Scoop: Infant & Toddler Care

September 2023

Child Care Aware of NH News

Fall 2023 Keys to Quality Conference

The Fall 2023 Keys to Quality Conference is ALMOST here! If you haven't taken a peak yet, there are plenty of awesome opportunities for Infant and Toddler providers like you.

Learn more about incorporating Vroom and the NH Early Learning Standards into your program. Want to learn more about the NH Wraparound Model? We've got it!

You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity! View the brochure to check out all the awesome sessions we're offering and learn more about the financial assistance available.

Fall 2023 Keys to Quality Conference Brochure
Register Here!

Fall 2023 Keys to Quality Conference Giveaway!

Child Care Aware of NH is excited to be giving away two (2) tickets to the Fall 2023 Keys to Quality Conference! All you have to do is answer the following question: What is the title of session 1F?

Send your answer to with the subject line, Fall 2023 Conference Giveaway! and your name will be entered into a drawing. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, September 20th at 10:00 AM.

The winner will be announced during the Midweek Mentions on Wednesday, September 20th. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see if you are the lucky winner!

Good luck!

Am I Really My Child's First Teacher?

Here's a valuable resource for families!

Parents play a special role as their child's first educators. Early literacy skills start to blossom from birth. Encourage families to enjoy storytelling, create print-rich environments at home, and make books easily accessible to enrich their child's literacy development.

Am I Really My Child's First Teacher?

TA Tip

Starting work with a new group of infants and toddlers can be overwhelming when it comes to schedules and routines. One effective strategy is to create simple, laminated information sheets for each child, which can be kept in their designated buckets. These sheets typically include the following sections:

  1. Feeding: Outline the child's feeding schedule, including details about the type of food or formula they receive.
  2. Diapering: Record diaper change times and any specific diapering instructions or preferences.
  3. Nap Routine: Document the child's nap schedule and any sleep-related preferences, such as preferred blankets or comfort objects.

Additionally, set aside a section for special notes, where you can mention if a child uses a pacifier or has any specific comfort items. Use fine-point dry-erase markers for writing on these sheets to allow for quick adjustments as the children settle into the classroom. This ensures that you can easily adapt the schedule and routines to meet the needs of each child. Such laminated information sheets are an effective way to maintain organization and provide personalized care for the infants and toddlers in your care.

This TA Tip was graciously shared by Lindsey Parisi, Lead Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator.

Child Care Aware of NH is here to assist you! To learn more about how we can support your Infant and Toddler Practices, please refer to our Services and Supports Guide.

2023-2024 Services and Supports Guide

Individualized Care Routines & Daily Schedules

Consistent routines and activities that happen at about the same time and in about the same way each day, provide comfort and a sense of safety to young children. Whether it is time to play, time for a snack, a nap, or a loved one to return, knowing what will happen next gives babies and toddlers security and emotional stability.

Take a look at this article to learn more about creating developmentally appropriate daily schedules.

Planning for Individual Infants and Toddlers in Group Care

News & Resources from Our Collaborative Partners

Credential Fees Waived

Please see this important message from the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration.

Recently it came to our attention that the Department must adopt rules relative to our Early Childhood Professional Development System credentialing. As we move forward with the rules development process, all fees to obtain credentials will be waived. This policy will be in effect until the rule is adopted. 

Click below to read the full announcement.

Letter from the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration 9/7/2023

Click below to visit the Credentialing Page on NH Connections to learn more about how you can obtain a credential through the NH Early Childhood Professional Development System.

Credentialing on NH Connections

The 28th Annual New Hampshire Association for Infant Mental Health Conference

The New Hampshire Association for Infant Mental Health's 28th Annual Conference will be on September 21 and 22, 2023, at the Holloway Commons, UNH, in Durham. This year’s theme is First Relationships: Fostering Emotional Resilience From the Start.

We are thrilled to be presenting an array of relevant topics and knowledgeable speakers. This two-day conference offers time for learning and time to network with colleagues.

The 28th Annual NHAIM Conference Brochure

Scholarships for child care professionals and student rates for certificate and degree candidates are available.

Scholarship Information

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.

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