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 Credentialing Specialist for the Child Development Bureau:
Call, 603-271-4684 or email,


2017-2018 Credentialing Challenge

The Child Development Bureau (CDB) and Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH) announce this year’s Early Childhood Credential Challenges.

This Year’s Challenge is NEW. There is still the Individual Challenge but now programs can take on a Team Challenge as well!

Child Care Aware of New Hampshire is offering to cover the $25 cost of an initial credentialing application fee or the $10 renewal fee for the first 100 credentials to meet the Challenge criteria below and be awarded during this year’s Early Childhood Credentialing Challenge.

The Challenge begins October 1, 2017 and ends March 1, 2018.






Click here for a printable copy of the Individual and Team Challenges.

Click here for a printable copy of the webinars offered to support the Challenge.

Click here for the Individual Credential Challenge Form and Release.

Click here for the Team Credential Challenge Form and Release.