U.S. Census 2020 Providers are needed

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OUR UNIQUE INFLUENCE & POWER
The results of the Census help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, child care subsidies and more.

As Providers, we must pay particular attention to the immigrant families we serve, whether citizens yet or not.  The Constitution explicitly requires an “actual enumeration of all persons,” including immigrants, homeless people and refugees, REGARDLESS OF CITIZENSHIP. Every person not counted COSTS NY $2000 per person, per year for 10 yrs! The 2010 Census only counted 69% of NY’s population. We need to do much better. Getting what our state and localities deserve is of utmost importance.



JOB OPPORTUNITIES – P/T and F/T – No experience or education is required!

The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking thousands of people to assist with the 2020 Census count and are actively recruiting for Census Listers and Census Field Supervisors. They are also looking to fill positions to include:  Office Operations Supervisor, Recruiting Assistant and Office Clerk. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community!

 This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted!  If you are looking for a temporary,  part-time or full-time position, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity and apply today at https://2020census.gov/jobs.

Benefits to working for the U.S. Census

*Competitive pay
*Weekly paychecks
*Flexible hours
*Paid training
*$20.00 an hour for Census Field Supervisors
*$18.00 an hour for Enumerators/ Listers

Mileage reimbursement at $0.58 per mile
*Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply!
Spanish, Chinese, and other languages are needed.

To learn more about positions near you, contact your local area Census office at 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020) or use the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (TTY/ASCII).

Earn training hours with child care ‘Topic Trainings’ for 2020


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Trainings will be held across the state covering a broad range of OCFS topic areas. These “topic trainings” are open to NYS Registered Family, Licensed Group Family and Legally Exempt childcare providers outside of New York City.

Register online
Regístrese en línea en Español

Training opportunities are funded by Professional Development dollars negotiated by CSEA/VOICE Local 100A in our third union agreement with NYS and OCFS.



 

2020 NYAEYC Conference – Register Now!

$All Registration fees and hotel paid by CSEA/VOICE

Screen Shot 2020-01-03 at 9.12.50 AMApril 2-4, 2020 CSEA/VOICE is partnering again this year with the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) and will cover conference registration fees and hotel room costs for all licensed group family,  registered family and legally exempt child care providers (outside of NYC). Learn from top experts and network with other family child care providers while earning training credits. To begin the conference registration, simply provide your CSEA ID number and daycare license number, and then choose a package to get a payment code at the link in red below. Once you receive the code, you can register with NYAEYC directly by going to the NYAEYC registration portal. See below for hotel accommodations instructions. If you can’t make the whole conference and live nearby, you can register for one day.

Read about keynote speakers
Workshops list 

 To have your hotel accommodations (up to 2 days) covered by CSEA/VOICE please follow the steps below. If you don’t need a hotel room, please begin at step #2:

1-     Make your reservation for a standard room at one of the hotels listed below. (*Card will not be billed.) The Turning Stone Tower and Turning Stone Hotel currently have no vacancies. The Lodge at Turning Stone is not eligible and will not be covered.

*Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Verona  (315) 363-8888

*La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Verona   (315) 231-5080

* Sandstone Hollow Inn   (800) 771-7711

2- Get Payment Code – Choose your package and enter your hotel confirmation number once you have reserved a room. Please allow 24 hours for the organization to receive your authorization before registering.

3- Receive Email Confirmation from CSEA/VOICE prior to the Event that CSEA will cover 2 nights of your stay.

4- Register for the NYAEYC Event.  Please note: while registering you will be given the choice between “Credit and Invoice”, please choose “Invoice.” You will see a balance but, that is OK. You will not be charged. Proceed with registering and retain the invoice document for your own records.

*FYI- If you do not show up for your reservation, all charges will be billed to the credit or debit card you provided when making your reservation.  Please be mindful and call the Turning Stone directly to cancel if you cannot attend.

For more information including your CSEA ID number, email profdev@cseainc.org or call 1-855-472-6848.

PLEASE NOTE: Package As, a la carte meals, and boxed lunches will NOT be available with on-site registrations.



2020 FCCNYS Conference – Register now!

$All Registration fees and hotel paid by CSEA/VOICE 

CSEA/VOICE will be covering registration and hotel fees to attend the Family Child Care Association of New York State, Inc. (FCCANYS) 2020 Annual Conference. This opportunity is open to all Family Group Family and Legally Exempt Providers (outside NYC). Registration Begins Friday, January 17, 2020. Pre-Conference activities begin March 19, 2020.

What: 29th Annual FCCANYS Conference
When: March 20 & 21, 2020
Where: The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa – Saratoga Springs, NY

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 To have your hotel accommodations (up to 2 days) covered by CSEA/VOICE please follow the steps below. If you don’t need a hotel room, please begin at step #2: 

*1- Make Your Reservation at The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa: Please email the hotel at DKirk@delawarenorth.com and be sure to refer to Group Code:  9NE71X | Event Name:  FCCANYS 2020 Annual Conference to receive the discounted rates. They are extending special overnight rates for our union: $118 traditional single/double and $158 suite single/double. (*Card will not be billed.)

*2- Get Payment Code – Choose your package and enter your hotel confirmation number once you have reserved a room. Please allow 24 hours for the organization to receive your authorization before registering.

3- Receive Email Confirmation from CSEA/VOICE prior to the Event that CSEA will cover 2 nights of your stay.

4- Register for the FCCANYS Event – At the bottom of the registration form there will be a question asking if you are using CSEA/VOICE Funding to pay for the conference.  Select YES and then enter the payment code you received from CSEA/VOICE.  On the confirmation page please select the “Invoice Me” option.

*FYI- If you do not show up for your reservation, all charges will be billed to the credit or debit card you provided when making your reservation. Please be mindful and email the Gideon Putnam directly at DKirk@delawarenorth.com if you cannot attend.”

For more information including your CSEA ID number, email profdev@cseainc.org or call 1-855-472-6848..



 

Up to $2500 Health Insurance Rebate


President’s Welcome –  Application Period is CLOSED

MarySullivan2019 cropforweb2CSEA is pleased to invite you to apply for the CSEA Health Insurance Rebate program for Child Care Providers.CSEA and WORK Institute staff is here to assist you. If you have any questions, about our new agreement with OCFS call our toll-free Child Care Resource Center at (877) 483-CSEA (2732).

If you have a rebate question, contact CSEA WORK Institute at (855) 472-6848 or by email at insurance.rebate@cseainc.org.

The work you do each and every day keeps New York parents earning and children learning. I wish you the best in the coming year.

APPLY HERE OR FOR MORE INFO:  voicecsea.org/rebate.

In Solidarity,

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Mary E. Sullivan
CSEA President



 

Union will now pay cost of NAFCC Accreditation

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CSEA/VOICE Local 100A will now pay the cost of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation for NYS Registered Family and Licensed Group Family Child Care Providers (outside of New York City.)  You can either have CSEA/VOICE pay directly by calling the CSEA WORK Institute or you can pay for it and submit a CSEA/VOICE NAFCC Accreditation Reimbursement Application for reimbursement of eligible expenses.

If you have any additional questions, please call the CSEA WORK Institute at 866-478-5548.

Download & Print NAFCC Reimbursement Application



 

CSEA/VOICE (CDA) Scholarship Program (Child Development Associate Credential)

 

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 11.24.49 AMCSEA/VOICE is offering a CDA Scholarship program, negotiated in our second union contract, and available to all NYS Registered Family or Licensed Group Family childcare providers outside of New York City.

There are two ways to take advantage of this exciting new program. You can either have CSEA/VOICE pay the participating education institution directly via payment code or you can pay for it and be reimbursed up to $3,000.

You may receive a CSEA/VOICE CDA payment code by clicking on the link below and selecting a participating training provider or submit a CSEA/VOICE CDA reimbursement form for reimbursement of eligible expenses.

https://csealearningcenter.org/grants/CSEACDA.cfm

If you have any additional questions, please call the CSEA WORK Institute at 866-478-5548. You can find the application to download and print, below.

CDA Scholarship Reimbursement Application



 

CPR/First Aid Training Program

Find a CPR training near you at:  http://voicecsea.org/events/
Encuentre un entrenamiento de RCP cerca de ti: http://voicecsea.org/events/

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Maryann Arroyo, CSEA/VOICE, Local 100A Nassau Chapter member and a Group Family Provider, is seen here in action, teaching CPR/1st Aid to fellow providers on Long Island. A certified instructor, she is very excited to be a part of the union’s CPR Program.

CPR-AND-FIRSTAID

Register online here (English)
Regístrese en línea aquí (Español)

CSEA/VOICE is covering the cost for CPR/First Aid training in your area. The class is open to eligible registered and licensed child care providers, their staff, substitutes and volunteers requiring certification and/or renewal within 90 days. This is paid for by the professional development funds negotiated for in our second union contract. Please note: there is a 2 person limit per child care program. 

If you have any further questions, call toll free at 1-855-472-6848 and ask for Jessie.

 

 



 

2019 Supplemental Child Care Quality Grant and Free Online Training Subscriptions with Care Courses School Inc.

THE GRANT APPLICATION  PERIOD is CLOSED

President’s Welcome

 

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CSEA is pleased to invite you to apply for the CSEA Child Care Quality Grant program for Child Care Providers. CSEA and WORK Institute staff is here to assist you. If you have any questions, about our agreement with OCFS call our toll-free Child Care Resource Center at (877) 483-CSEA (2732). If you have a grant or program question, contact CSEA –WORK Institute at (855) 472-6848 or by email at grant4u@cseainc.org.The work you do each and every day keeps New York parents earning and children learning. I wish you the best in the coming year.
Danny Donohue
CSEA President

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Click the “Apply Online” button below to get started. Please make sure to check that you have completed all sections.

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You are eligible if:

You live outside NYC and are active as a New York State Registered Family OR a Licensed Group Family OR an Eligible Enrolled Legally-Exempt child care provider.

The 2019 CSEA Supplemental Child Care Quality Grant, negotiated in our second VOICE contract, provides a grant up to $225 to New York State registered family, licensed group family, and eligible enrolled legally-exempt child care providers outside of New York City. The grants may be used to purchase equipment, supplies, and health and safety items with a $225 credit.

CREDIT:

—The $225 credit can only be used with Kaplan Early Learning Company.

−−No out of pocket expenses!

—Only products listed on http://voicecsea.kaplanco.com are approved for this grant.

−−THERE IS NO REIMBURSEMENT OPTION FOR THIS GRANT ROUND!

FREE ONLINE TRAINING SUBSCRIPTIONS!

−−You will have the opportunity on the grant application to apply for free online training bundles with The Care Courses School Inc.  You will be given a password for an account Care Courses School will create for you.  After the account is created, Care Courses will contact you directly via email when your courses are activated and ready to use.

–30 Hour Training Bundles.
–45 Hour CDA Renewal Bundles.
–120 Hour Family Child Care CDA             Training Bundle.

(There will be additional options for the 30 hour and 45 hour training bundles in the application



Escape to the Lake 


**PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH.**

Members and Non-Members are invited to attend.
Get up to 10 hours of state approved training.

Date: Fri. Sept. 13, Sat. Sept. 14, Sun. Sept. 15 (9/13-15)
Location:   High Peaks Resort (highpeaksresort.com)
2384 Saranac Ave.
Lake Placid, New York 12946
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CSEA/VOICE Local 100A invites you to attend 2 days of training in Lake Placid. This is a NO COST event. *Registration and hotel accommodations will be paid with professional development funds negotiated in the CSEA/VOICE—OCFS Agreement.

*Registration is required.

Featured Presentations–>

A Day of Laughter, Learning and Leadership presented by Ron Shuali
Ron Shuali, M. Ed, Author, Speaker, Entertainer has spent over 15 years working and presenting in the education marketplace. He is a best-selling author of his award-winning book ‘Breaking the Bullying Circle’ and the book based on his successful behavior management system ‘Building the 21st Century Child’, top motivational speaker and presenter with expertise in the preschool through middle school arena. Watch Ron on YOUTUBE.

Yoga Implementation and Training presented by Bari Koral
Dubbed the “it girl” of kids/family music and the “Sheryl Crow for Kids” by the New York Post, Bari Koral is quickly becoming one of the most popular kids/family recording artists on the scene today. Bari is also a beloved music, movement and kids yoga educator. Her catchy, pop-friendly tunes and her interactive live shows feature a creative mix of movement and yoga, gaining her thousands of young (and not so young!) fans.

There is no cost for your 2 night stay at the High Peaks training facility. 

**PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH.**
Call the bilingual CSEA/VOICE Resource Center registration line at 518-257-1093. If no answer, leave a message with your name, phone number and license/registration number.