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 training opportunities throughout the school year. These opportunities consist of:

  • Evening and Saturday trainings
  • Full day Conferences
  • Early Childhood Focused Collaboratives
  • Special Events
  • Peer Learning Communities

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

Every year, Child Care Aware of NH creates and Annual Training Calendar. This year in light of COVID-19, we have released the 2020-2021 Virtual Annual Training Calendar. It is a path to unlocking your professional development potential. In this year’s Calendar, you will find many different ways to explore professional development.

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

Child Care Aware of NH Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinars can be used as professional development for Child Care Licensing if you complete a self-study sheet.

Trainings can be done in webinar format or face to face, unless noted by licensing that the training must be face to face. To access trainings on these topics, please visit the links below:

Health & Safety Requirements

To work in a license exempt or licensed child care program, all staff must complete training specific to health and safety with the pending licensing and license exempt rules. Child Care Licensing will accept previously taken and documented training by staff. 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 topical areas.

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)

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