Trainings and Recorded Webinars

Child Care Aware® of New Hampshire provides various professional development training opportunities throughout the school year

Training and Webinars

Professional Development Requirements

Child Care Licensing requires that all individuals working in a licensed program complete a minimum of 18 hours of training per year.

Child Care Aware® of New Hampshire provides various professional development (PD) training opportunities throughout the school year. These opportunities consist of:

Professional development training is provided at little to no cost to early childhood providers and is accessible through the NHCIS Training Tile and on our Eventbrite page.

The PD Connections Guide is your one stop resource for finding all of Child Care Aware of New Hampshire’s, a program of Southern New Hampshire Services PD opportunities. You will also find information about our services, how we tied this Guide to the NH Connections’ website and ways to connect with other collaborative partners. This Guide will support you as an early childhood educator and/or your program, as you expand your knowledge and hone your skills within the field of early care and education.

As you read through the Guide, be intentional about your professional development choices. 

Health & Safety Requirements

To work in a license exempt or licensed child care program, all staff must complete training specific to health and safety according to current licensing and license exempt rules. The Health and Safety trainings are required of existing staff and of any new staff hired. New staff must complete the training requirements or show documentation of taking these trainings within 90 days of employment. Additionally, staff working in licensed programs must complete 6 hours of training annually on any of these health and safety topic areas.

The Child Care Licensing Unit (CCLU) will accept previously taken and documented training by staff.

All staff will be required to have training on the below:

  • Appropriate Precautions in Transporting Children (Required of all staff working in a program that transports children or accompanies the children in vehicles provided by companies contracted by the program to provide transportation)
  • Building and Physical Premise Safety
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning for Emergencies
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Food and Allergic Reactions
  • Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials and Disposal of Bio Contaminants
  • Medication Administration
  • Prevention and Immunization
  • Prevention of SIDS and use of Safe Sleep Practices (Required, if staff are working in a program licensed to care for children younger than 18 months of age)
  • Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma (Required, if staff are working in a program licensed to care for children younger than 18 months of age)
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Water Safety (Not required, unless program is participating in water activities)

New Training Collections

CCAoNH is excited to present two new ProSolutions training collections.
NH Cares Training Collection and NH Business Management and Director Training Collection 

  • All trainings are free and online.
  • Each training within a collections may be taken individually.
  • Participants will be awarded 1 hour of professional development for completing each training.
  • Credit for completing each training can be accessed through your NHCIS Professional Registry account in your Training Tile.
  • Trainings may be accessed through your ProSolutions training account or by creating an account with this link: https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/login/.

NH Pyramid Model

Free Online Training Packages:
Through a joint collaboration, the NH Department of Education and the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Economic and Housing Stability, Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration are bringing you three (3) online Pyramid Model packages through ProSolutions. Each Pyramid Model package is comprised of three (3), six (6) hour courses for a total of up to 18 hours of professional development. These packages are free to NH teachers and early childhood providers. The Online Pyramid Model Training Packages will be available beginning September 2020.

You can access the Online Pyramid Model Training Packages at https://www.prosolutionstraining.com/nh/.

Infant Toddler Package

Earn up to 18 hours of professional development for completing the entire package. Each individual course offers up to six (6) hours of professional development.

  • Course 1: Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationships
  • Course 2: Responsive Routines, Environments, and Targeted Strategies
  • Course 3: Individualized Intervention: Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses

Preschool Package

Earn up to 18 hours of professional development for completing the entire package. Each individual course offers up to six (6) hours of professional development.

  • Course 1: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments
  • Course 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies
  • Course 3: Individualized Intervention; Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses

Birth-5 Package

Earn up to 18 hours of professional development for completing the entire package. Each individual course offers up to six (6) hours of professional development.

  • Course 1: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments
  • Course 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies
  • Course 3: Individualized Intervention; Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families™ online training draws upon the 5 Protective Factors and addresses strategies practitioners, direct service providers, and parents can use to focus on individual strengths and areas of improvement within a positive and uplifting framework in order to improve the well-being of parents and children.

This curriculum consists of seven courses, each approximately two hours in length:

  • Introduction
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Parental Resilience
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Social and Emotional Competence
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge to Action
How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn

Water Safety Trainings

Are you looking to take a water safety training this summer? Check out some of the options below:

Please contact the Child Care Licensing Unit for questions about the licensing requirements specific to water safety: