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 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 Professional Registry
  • Shared Services
  • Strengthening Families
  • Teacher Competency
  • Teaching Dual Language Learners

Progressive Training & TA Program

The Progressive Training and Technical Assistance Program is an opportunity provided by Child Care Aware of NH for child care programs to participate in focused and facilitated training and technical assistance. This program promotes professionalism and improves program quality. Every year, programs apply and approximately 25 to 30 programs are selected to participate.

Progressive and Training and TA Program Topics: 

  • Program Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Progressive Professional Development for Staff
  • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Care
  • NH Early Learning Standards
  • Infant & Toddler Initiative

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

Family Child Care Applications:

Center-Based Program Applications: