Technical Assistance

What is Technical Assistance?

Technical assistance can be provided by Training and Technical Assistance Specialists through Child Care Aware of NH. Technical assistance and consultation is provided via the phone/email or onsite. Using a strength-based approach, Specialists focus on improving program quality by working with child care providers on focused and targeted State Initiatives. This service can support your program through mentoring and coaching early childhood professionals in a wide variety of early childhood topics.

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
  • Supports guided self-reflection
  • Improves program quality
  • Increase teacher and professional competency
  • Builds 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
  • Early Learning Standards
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Health and Safety
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • NH Early Childhood Professional Development System
  • NH Early Learning Standards
  • NH Professional Registry
  • Shared Services
  • Strengthening Families
  • Teacher Competency
  • Teaching Dual Language Learners

Progressive Training & TA Program

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 improves program quality.  Programs commit to work with CCAoNH on a long term basis to improve quality and practices around one of five State Initiatives:

Progressive and Training and TA Program Topics: 

  • Program Emergency Preparedness and Response: Helps programs further develop their Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operation Plans, as well as practice the Emergency Operations drills to help them be more equipped for an emergency.
  • Progressive Professional Development for Staff: Helps to get staff into the NH Professional Registry and to get credentialed through the NH Professional Development System.
  • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care: Helps programs evaluate their current practices around family engagement and make individual program goals to increase their work with the families they serve.
  • NH Early Learning Standards: Helps programs incorporate the NH Early Learning Standards into the daily activities, planning and communication with families.
  • Infant & Toddler Initiative: Helps a program’s infant and toddler providers to get their Infant/Toddler Endorsement as well as works to incorporate the NH Early Learning Standards into their program.

Progressive Training and TA Program Flyer

Progressive Training and TA Applications: 

There are different applications for this program. There is a Family Child Care Application and a Center-Based Application. In addition, there are two different types of applications that a provider can choose from, providers only need to choose one of the two options. There is a printable application that can be printed and completed by hand, then mailed to CCAoNH at 88 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060 or a fillable application that you can complete right on your computer using Microsoft Word and email to ccrrtraining@snhs.org.

2019-2020 Progressive Training and TA Program Applications are due by Friday, September 13, 2019.

Family Child Care Applications:

Center-Based Program Applications:

Early Childhood Cohorts

CCAoNH’s Early Childhood Cohorts uses 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 2019-2020, CCAoNH is offering three different Cohorts:
  • Exploring Strengthening Families in Child Care Cohort (ESF Cohort): Helps programs to assess their current family engagement practices, identify resources that are available to both the program and families, as well as create goals to sustain change in their practice to ensure the support of our New Hampshire families.
  • Emergency Operations Planning in Child Care Cohort (EOP Cohort): Helps programs enhance their existing Emergency Operations Plan to be comprehensive, sustainable and well-practiced to satisfy Child Care Licensing Rules
  • Family Child Care Emergency Planning Cohort (FCCEP Cohort): Helps programs operated from the home to enhance their existing Emergency Operations Plans to be comprehensive, sustainable and well-practiced to satisfy Child Care Licensing Rules.

Early Childhood Cohort Flyers and Applications: There are different applications for this program. Each cohort has its own application. In addition, there are two different types of applications that a provider can choose from, providers only need to choose one of the two options. There is a printable application that can be printed and completed by hand, then mailed to CCAoNH at 88 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060 or a fillable application that you can complete right on your computer using Microsoft Word and email to ccrrtraining@snhs.org.