The NH Early Childhood Professional Development System is a way to recognize individuals for their professional development while providing a process for attaining a professional Credential.  Credentialing book

NH’s Early Childhood Professional Development Guidebook
NH Early Childhood Credential Checklist
NH Early Childhood Renewal Credential Checklist
NH Specialized Competencies

Child Care Aware of NH can offer Technical Assistance in obtaining a Credential.

For assistance, contact us by using the Contact tab at the top of this page.

To contact the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration:
Call, 603-271-4684 or email,


2019-2020 Early Childhood Credentialing Challenge


Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH) and the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration (BCDHSC) announce this year’s Early Childhood Credential Challenge. The Challenge begins December 1, 2019 and ends March 1, 2020.

Early Childhood Team Credential Challenge Early Childhood Individual Credential Challenge FlyerEarly Childhood Team Credential Challenge

Click here for a printable copy of the Team Challenge flyer. 
Click here for the Team Challenge packet.

 Early Childhood Individual Credential  Challenge

Click here for the a printable copy of the Individual Challenge flyer.
Click here for the Individual Challenge packet.



Take a look at the pictures from MCAG Photography from the 2019 Celebration of Early Childhood Professionals!