Technical Assistance

What is Technical Assistance, coaching and consultation?

Technical assistance, coaching and consultation can be provided by Training and Technical Assistance Specialists through Child Care Aware of NH. Technical assistance, coaching and consultation is provided via the phone/email, virtually and/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 enhanced professional development 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
  • Increases 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
  • Environment Rating Scales
  • Health and Safety
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • NH Early Childhood Professional Development System
  • NH Early Learning Standards
  • NH Professional Registry
  • Pyramid Model
  • Shared Services
  • Strengthening Families
  • Teacher Competency
  • Teaching Dual Language Learners

Progressive Training & Technical Assistance (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 improve program quality. Programs commit to work with CCAoNH on a long term basis to improve quality and practices around one of six State Initiatives:

Progressive Training and TA Program Topics: 

  • Environment Rating Scale(s) (Starting in November 2020): Helps introduce programs to the different Environment Rating Scale (ERS) Tools, navigate the appropriate ERS tool, use the ERS to assess your program and use that assessment to enhance program quality.
  • 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.
  • NH Early Learning Standards: Helps programs incorporate the NH Early Learning Standards into the daily activities, planning and communication with families.
  • Program Emergency Preparedness and Response: Helps programs further develop their Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operation’s Plan, as well as practice the Emergency Operations drills to help them be more equipped for an emergency.
  • Pyramid Model Intro and Overview: Helps administrators obtain Pyramid Model knowledge in order to build and sustain Pyramid Model practices within their program.
  • 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.

Progressive Training and TA Open Enrollment Application: 

The Progressive Training and TA Program now has an open enrollment process. Programs simply need to fill out the application and email it to ccrrtraining@snhs.org and you will be contacted by a Training and TA Specialist. There are two versions of the application for this program. Providers only need to choose one of the two options. There is a printable application that can be printed and completed then scanned and emailed to ccrrtraining@snhs.org or a fillable application that you can complete right on your computer using Microsoft Word and email it to ccrrtraining@snhs.org.

Please note, that depending on the number of Progressive and TA Program Applications and other enhanced professional development opportunities being offered at the time your application is received, your program may be placed on a wait list until a Training and TA Specialist becomes available. 

2020-2021 Progressive Training and TA Program Applications:

Early Childhood Cohorts

CCAoNH’s Early Childhood Cohorts use 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 2020-2021, CCAoNH is offering the following Cohorts:

  • Early Learning Standards Cohort: Helps programs incorporate the NH Early Learning Standards into the daily activities, 
  • planning and communication with families.
  • Emergency Preparedness for Programs Cohort: Helps programs enhance their existing Emergency Operations Plan to be comprehensive, sustainable and well-practiced to satisfy Child Care Licensing Rules.
  • Environment Rating Scale(s) Virtual TA Cohort: Helps introduce programs to the different Environment Rating Scale (ERS) 
  • Tools, navigate the appropriate ERS tool, use the ERS to assess your program and use that assessment to enhance program quality.
  • Infant and Toddler Cohort: 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.
  • Strengthening Families 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.

Click here or on the flyer for more details.

Early Childhood Cohort Applications:

There are two versions of the application for this program. Providers only need to choose one of the two options. There is a printable application that can be printed and completed then scanned and emailed to ccrrtraining@snhs.org or a fillable application that you can complete right on your computer using Microsoft Word and email it to ccrrtraining@snhs.org. Application are due by October 9, 2020.

Communities of Practice

CCAoNH is offering the Communities of Practice: Strengthening Business Practices in Child Care Programs. Communities of Practice 

(CoP) are a unique opportunity for participants to build knowledge, share ideas, collaborate and develop a common understanding around a particular topic, while partaking in a training series.

Click here or on the flyer for more details.

There is no application needed to be a part of the Communities of Practice. You can register through the NH Professional Registry. Although it is not required that you attend all sessions in the training series it is however strongly recommended.