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Sunrise Children’s Center Partners with Child Care Aware of NH for Progressive Training and Technical Assistance

Partnership will directly benefit the center’s infant and toddler services

Sunrise Children’s Center, one of the core programs of the Regional Services and Education Center (RSEC), has teamed up with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. Child Care Aware of New Hampshire (CCAoNH) to help enhance its services and provide technical support. Working through the Child Care Aware Progressive Training and Technical Assistance Program, the work will support Sunrise’s Infant & Toddler Team Initiative.

The goal of this effort is to cultivate a culture of continuous quality improvement through meaningful and intentional professional development opportunities. To address this, CCAoNH will provide the following services:

  • Review and assist in the assessment of current program practices on professional development needs, including New Hampshire’s Early Learning Standards
  • Provide technical assistance to participating infant and toddler teaching staff on the NH Professional Registry, NH Infant and Toddler Workforce Specialized Competencies, NH Early Childhood Professional Development System and the CCAoNH Flex Training Series
  • Work with CCAoNH training and technical assistance specialists to review challenges, successes and future goals for professional development needs of the infant and toddler teaching staff

“We’ve been impressed with the breadth of services CCAoNH offers and are excited about this comprehensive technical assistance and training opportunity. Gaining additional expertise in the field for our team can only enhance the services we provide to infants and toddlers,” said Lorraine Greer, program director at Sunrise Children’s Center.

Located in Amherst, New Hampshire, Sunrise Children’s Center is open year-round and offers full-day and half-day programs for children ages six weeks to four years, before and after-school options and vacation programs for children up to fourth grade. The Center provides a developmentally appropriate program that fosters cognitive, social-emotional and physical growth at each stage of development, and is a licensed early childhood educational center. As part of RSEC, Sunrise and its sister programs work together to ensure that students of all ages and abilities have the best environment possible in which to learn and grow.

“The goal of Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. CCAoNH is to support early educators by providing professional development programming in alignment with best practices and state standards. CCAoNH is excited to partner with the Sunrise Children’s Center’s early childhood program to provide these services over the coming months,” said Tracy Pond, program manager at CCAoNH.

The services will be provided at no cost. Upon completion, Sunrise will receive a certificate of completion for the Progressive Training and Technical Assistance Program.