Technical Assistance

What is Technical Assistance, Coaching and Consultation?

This enhanced professional development service can support your program through mentoring and coaching early childhood professionals in a wide variety of early childhood topics.

Using a strength-based approach, Training and TA Specialists focus on improving program quality by working with child care providers on focused and targeted State Initiatives.

These services can be provided by Training and Technical Assistance Specialists through Child Care Aware of NH.

Technical assistance, coaching and consultation is provided via the phone/email, virtually and/or onsite.

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Benefits of TA

Receiving technical assistance has many benefits to educators and child care programs. Benefits include:

  • Establishing clear goals with measurable outcomes
  • Establishing clear action steps to reach goals
  • Supporting guided self-reflection
  • Improving program quality
  • Increasing teacher and professional competency
  • Building relationships between Training & TA Specialist and Teacher/Program
  • NAEYC/NACCRRA Glossary

TA Initiatives

Child Care Aware of NH provides technical assistance on targeted State Initiatives. These Initiatives are outlined below:

  • Business Management Practices
  • Developmental Screening/Assessment
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environment Rating Scales
  • Health and Safety
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • NH Early Childhood Professional Development System
  • NH Early Learning Standards
  • NH Professional Registry
  • Pyramid Model
  • Shared Services
  • Strengthening Families
  • Teacher Competency
  • Teaching Dual Language Learners

Progressive Training & Technical Assistance Program (PT&TAP)

The Progressive Training and Technical Assistance Program offers child care programs an opportunity to participate in focused and facilitated training and technical assistance. This program provides individualized technical assistance to improve program quality. Programs commit to work with CCAoNH on a long term basis to improve quality and practices around one of six State Initiatives:

Progressive Training and TA Program Topics:

  • Business Management Practices: Supports Program Administrators/Directors through assessment and goal setting to support and cultivate quality business management practices.
  • Environment Rating Scale(s): Supports Programs to gain an understanding of the different Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Tools, navigate the appropriate ERS tool, use the ERS to assess their classroom or program and use that assessment to enhance program quality.
  • Infant & Toddler Team Initiative: Supports Infant and Toddler Providers to obtain their Infant/Toddler Endorsement, as well as works to incorporate the NH Early Learning Standards into their work with this age group.
  • NH Early Learning Standards: Supports Programs in implementing and incorporating the NH Early Learning Standards into their program through daily activities, planning and communication with families.
  • Program Emergency Preparedness and Response: Supports Programs further develop their Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan, as well as practice the Emergency Response Drills to help them be more equipped for an emergency.
  • Pyramid Model Intro and Overview: Supports Programs to obtain Pyramid Model knowledge in order to build and implement Pyramid Model practices within their program.
  • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care: Supports Programs in evaluating their current practices around family engagement and incorporating the Protective Factors to enhance their work with the families they serve.
  • Q-Ready Staff Qualifications Initiative: Supports Programs and their staff in navigating the NHCIS Professional Registry, assess individual knowledge and skills using teacher competencies, creating annual professional development plans and applying for individual credentials and/or endorsements through the NH Early Childhood Professional Development System.

Progressive Training and TA Open Enrollment Application:

The Progressive Training and TA Program now has an open enrollment process. Programs simply need to fill out the application that is below and email it to ccrrta@snhs.org and they will be contacted by a Training and TA Specialist.

Please note, that depending on the number of Progressive and TA Program Applications and other enhanced professional development opportunities being offered at the time your application is received, your program may be placed on a wait list until a Training and TA Specialist becomes available. 

2021-2022 Progressive Training and TA Program Application:

Early Childhood Cohorts

CCAoNH’s Early Childhood Cohorts use an approach that brings multiple programs together that want to work on the same specific State Initiative. Participants have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, as they obtain resources and support through professional development and technical assistance in a cooperative group setting.

In 2020-2021, CCAoNH is offering the following Cohorts:

  • Business Management Practices Cohort: Supports Program Administrators/Directors through assessment and goal setting to support and cultivate quality business management practices.
  • Environment Rating Scale(s) Cohort: Supports Programs to gain an understanding of the different Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Tools, navigate the appropriate ERS tool, use the ERS to assess their classroom or program and use that assessment to enhance program quality.
  • Infant & Toddler Team Initiative Cohort: Supports Infant and Toddler Providers to obtain their Infant/Toddler Endorsement, as well as works to incorporate the NH Early Learning Standards into their work with this age group.
  • NH Early Learning Standards Cohort: Supports Programs in implementing and incorporating the NH Early Learning Standards into their program through daily activities, planning and communication with families.
  • Program Emergency Preparedness and Response Cohort: Supports Programs further develop their Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan, as well as practice the Emergency Response Drills to help them be more equipped for an emergency.
  • Pyramid Model Intro and Overview Cohort: Supports Programs to obtain Pyramid Model knowledge in order to build and implement Pyramid Model practices within their program.
  • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care Cohort: Supports Programs in evaluating their current practices around family engagement and incorporating the Protective Factors to enhance their work with the families they serve.
  • Q-Ready Staff Qualifications Initiative Cohort : Supports Programs and their staff in navigating the NHCIS Professional Registry, assess individual knowledge and skills using teacher competencies, creating annual professional development plans and applying for individual credentials and/or endorsements through the NH Early Childhood Professional Development System.

Early Childhood Cohort Applications:

CCAoNH generally has two application periods to apply to be a Early Childhood Cohort program. Typically, the application periods are in the fall and spring of each year. Please note, only the Environment Rating Scales Virtual TA Cohort is available to apply for. If you are interested in any of the other topics, please see our Progressive Training and Technical Assistance Program options above.

During the application period, there are two versions of the application for this program. Providers only need to choose one of the two options. There is a printable application that can be printed and completed, then scanned and emailed to ccrrta@snhs.org or a fillable application that you can complete right on your computer using Microsoft Word and email it to ccrrta@snhs.org.

Environment Rating Scales Virtual TA Cohort:

Apply today for the Environment Rating Scales Virtual TA Cohort! This Cohort consists of programs gaining an understanding of the different Environment Rating Scale (ERS) tools, navigating the appropriate ERS tool, using the ERS tools to assess your program and adapting your environment to enhance program quality through the six (6) Subscales. Early Childhood Cohorts bring multiple programs together. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, obtain resources and get support through training and technical assistance in a cooperative group setting.

Application Due Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Selection & Notification Process: The in-house selection process will be based on program needs. Programs will be selected and notified by phone by Friday, July 30, 2021. This Early Childhood Virtual TA Cohort will run from August 2021 to December 2021. All participating programs will also be listed in the August Monthly Minutes.