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Picture this: an afterschool program where children want to be there.

They want to go to the homework club. They want to write an article for the afterschool newspaper. They want to do more than color or play the same games every day.

Picture this: an afterschool staff that wants to be there.

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They participate in on-going trainings and have earned an Afterschool Credential. They are knowledgeable about school day learning and they organize a homework time that helps children recall what they have learned. They plan stimulating, enriching activities for children that expand both their school day experiences and their understanding of the world.

These are the pictures ACROSS NH is painting throughout NH. With a cadre of talented consultants, we  provide comprehensive technical assistance, structured coaching and mentoring, and both basic and advanced professional development opportunities to the school-age, afterschool staff.

Contact Susan Gimilaro  or Dian McCarthy   at  603 206-6800 or visit our Training Calendar. 


New! - Registry 101

Want more of our popular Registry Series from our weekly ACROSS Your Desk?  Did you miss an installment?  Never fear!  To see the previously published segments of our step-by-step guide on using the Professional Registry, read on...

New! - Position Available

ACROSS NH is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented person to be our next Project Assistant.   Any qualified person interested in joining our fabulous team should send their resume to Susan Gimilaro at sgimilaro@seresc.net.  Click here to view the complete Job Description.

Save the Date!  Celebration is Coming!

Mark your calendars for the Celebration of Early Childhood and Afterschool scheduled for April 14, 2015. Sponsored by the Child Development Bureau, this annual event is an evening of awards and recognition of the work that you do and its impact on children and families.  Learn more…

New! Awards for Afterschool

We are pleased to share that the Afterschool Community has two new awards to recognize their colleagues for excellence at the Celebration of Early Childhood and Afterschool Professionals on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

The first award is to honor Thad Mandsager’s legacy of civic contributions for the greater good of the youth and families in his community.  Recognized both as a leader in his field and an advocate for those he served, the “Thad Mandsager Award”  recognizes an afterschool provider who exhibits a similar social conscience and public spirit to what Thad exemplified in his community. Download the Thad Mandsager Award Nomination Form.

Additionally, the “NHAN (New Hampshire Afterschool Network) Excellence in Afterschool Award” celebrates a commitment to quality and professionalism in the field of afterschool.  This award will be presented to an afterschool professional who: fosters and encourages the development and sustainability of high quality afterschool programming, improves afterschool professionalism, and improves program quality by providing a wide variety of extended learning opportunities during out-of-school hours. Download the NHAN Excellence in Afterschool Award Nomination Form

If you know someone worthy of one of these awards please take the time to fill out the nomination form(s).  Nominations are due on or before Friday, February 6, 2015.

Supporting Your Work In Afterschool

This year, in addition to our advanced training and workshops, ACROSS NH is focusing on providing you with consultation and mentoring (Technical Assistance).  This can be as simple as a single phone call or as involved as multiple site visits – it all depends upon your specific needs and goals.  One thing that is certain is that you’ll be working with our fabulous trainers and consultants who you have come to know and trust.  To learn more, call us at 1-855-302-6678 or read more…

NH’s Professional Registry

ACROSS NH, Child Care Aware® of New Hampshire, and the Child Development Bureau are pleased to announce the launch of NH’s Professional Registry designed for afterschool and early childhood professionals.   Read more…

To learn more about the Registry, please check out the NH Professional Registry Webinar!  This is a recorded webinar that is posted on GoToMeeting and is accessed by entering your email address, registering and then clicking on the button to run the webinar.  You  may need to download the GoToMeeting software if you have not done so already.

Are you having difficulty logging into the Registry or registering for a training?  Review the User Guide and  Registry FAQs to see if your questions are answered.

NH’s Afterschool Professional Development System

The NH Afterschool Professional Development System was originally launched in 2010 offering those working in out of school time programs a means to recognize their education, experience, skills and talents.  After months of thoughtful and diligent work, the Program Quality Subcommittee of the New Hampshire Afterschool Network (NHAN)  released a revised edition at the NHAN annual meeting on October 7, 2013.  The newly revised edition includes new lattice levels and provides for better alignment with the New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Rules and the increased requirement for professional development at all levels.  A complete copy of the revised NH Afterschool Professional Development System can be viewed by clicking here.

Have questions about the new Afterschool Credential lattices or need help with your application?  We are here to support you!  Download a copy of the revised version of the NH Afterschool Credential Application here and call us on our toll-free helpline 1.855.302.6678.  


Links to helpful resources:


Child Care Aware® of New Hampshire

Foundation for Healthy Communities – CATCH Kids Club

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

Girls at Work, Inc.

New Hampshire 4-H Youth Development

New Hampshire Afterschool Network (NHAN)

New Hampshire Afterschool Professional Development System 

New Hampshire Child Development Bureau (CDB)

New Hampshire Department of Education  (NHDOE)

NH DOE 21st Century LearningCommunities 

NH Kids Count

Stand Up to Bullying

STEM Center of Innovation and Excellence


Afterschool Alliance

Afterschool Alliance: Afterschool in New Hampshire

Annie Fox for Educators

Boston Children’s Museum Kids Afterschool Exploratorium Afterschool


Make Beats Not Beat Downs

National Afterschool Association (NAA)  

National Geographic – Teacher’s Homepage

National Institute on Out-of -School Time (NIOST)

National Partnership for AfterSchool Science (NPASS)

PBS Education Resource Center

Teaching Tolerance