2017 Child Care Summit

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Saturday, October 14 in Nassau, Long Island

Long Island Marriot Hotel
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553


SUMMIT PROGRAM

9-10 a.m. – CHECK-IN (we will offer light breakfast fare) and information tables; CSEA insurances and other programs.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Plenary (program)

— Meet your CSEA and VOICE officers, Chapter Representatives and leaders!
— Learn the history of our Union and CSEA/VOICE Local 100A
— Building more Union Power; what are we doing, what can we do better, strength in numbers, advocating for families and family child care.
— Political Action – Meet elected officials (to be determined) and discuss need for support $$ in the state budget for child care.

12 – 1 p.m. – LUNCH (provided)

1:30 – 3 p.m.   WORKSHOP: Grow Family Power” workshop with training credits in three break-out rooms.  This part of the day is *optional.  Folks that would like to stay for the workshops/training credits will *register separately.  Those who choose not to stay, can depart after lunch.

REGISTER ONLINE RIGHT HERE!


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Saturday, October 14 in Nassau, Long Island
Long Island Marriot Hotel
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
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CSEA/VOICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

Get state approved training to meet registration/licensing requirements
AT NO COST TO YOU
  with participating training organizations by using the CSEA/VOICE Professional Development Training Program. There are many child care training topics and hours, delivered by participating training organizations are available.

This opportunity is funded by the Professional Development dollars that CSEA/VOICE negotiated in our second union agreement with NYS and OCFS.

*How to Use this Program *

1.  Go to: https://csealearningcenter.org/grants/cseaprofdev.cfm and enter your license/registration number and CSEA ID,  then select a participating training organization where you would like to take training.

2. Now you must contact the participating training organization directly to REGISTER for training classes. You should have no out-of-pocket expense when using a participating provider. You may take as many classes as you like.

For more information contact Diane Medick at diane.medick@cseainc.org or at 518-782-4426 or 855-472-6848 (toll-free). For more information about CSEA/VOICE call our Bi-lingual Child Care Resource Center at 877-483-CSEA (2732).


CSEA/VOICE Tuition Assistance Program

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CSEA/VOICE is offering tuition assistance once again to all NYS Registered Family or Licensed Group Family childcare providers outside of New York City taking credit-bearing coursework leading to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Care Education or coursework toward a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

CSEA/VOICE can provide tuition vouchers or reimburse up to $285 per credit hour for courses up to four credits for a total of four vouchers and/or reimbursements between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

Tuition Reimbursement Application

Tuition Voucher Application

2017-2018 CSEA/VOICE Tuition Assistance Program Catalog



 

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

CSEA/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



CSEA/VOICE Tuition Assistance Program

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CSEA/VOICE is offering tuition assistance once again to all NYS Registered Family or Licensed Group Family childcare providers outside of New York City taking credit-bearing coursework leading to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Care Education or coursework toward a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA).

CSEA/VOICE can provide tuition vouchers or reimburse up to $285 per credit hour for courses up to four credits for a total of four vouchers and/or reimbursements between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

Tuition Reimbursement Application

Tuition Voucher Application

2017-2018 CSEA/VOICE Tuition Assistance Program Catalog

Gov. Cuomo Announces “Emergency Regulations” for Child Care

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new emergency regulations to improve the safety and accountability of child care programs in New York State. The regulations define the conditions under which the state may revoke or suspend a provider’s licenses and increase penalties for serious violations of child care health and safety standards. The Governor also announced that the state is expanding its enforcement for illegally operating child care programs as well…Read more of the Governor’s press release.

OCFS MARKET RATE SURVEY BEGINS NEXT WEEK

Every two years, OCFS conducts a survey of the price of child care to private pay parents across New York state.  The data collected is used to determine the DSS subsidy reimbursement rate in your County.  The survey is conducted by phone and will happen over the next 12 weeks.  If you are called to participate, you will see “Mrkt Rate Srvy” on your caller ID.  If you cannot take time to answer the survey questions when you are called, you can still answer the call and make arrangements to do so at a time that is convenient for you.  All information that you provide is confidential.

You will also receive a letter and a form from OCFS.  It is helpful to complete the form (although OCFS does not collect them) to help prepare your answers for a call.  You can access both the letter and worksheet (form) in English and in Spanish below.  Some providers may receive a call before the OCFS letter arrives.

If you are called to participate, we strongly encourage you to do so, even if you do not currently serve children receiving subsidies.  The more participation by providers serving private pay parents, the better data OCFS will have and use to establish new DSS subsidy reimbursement rates next year.

If you have questions or would like more information about the OCFS Market Rate Survey, contact us by email;  voice@cseainc.org or call 877-483-CSEA (2732).

Market Rate Survey Letter to Providers (in English) 
Market Rate Survey Worksheet (in English)

Carta de encuesta de tarifas de mercado a los proveedores (en español)
Hoja de trabajo de la encuesta sobre la tasa de mercado (en español)



 

CSEA Child Care Contract Negotiations – 2017 Member Survey

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Lee la carta en español aquí
Haga clic para la encuesta (en Español)
Complete the survey online (in English)

 

Dear CSEA/VOICE Local 100 A and CCPT Local 100B members,

We will soon begin to negotiate our third family child care contract with the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and New York State. Our CSEA Child Care negotiating team is made up of a diverse group of our members representing communities across the state.

The last two rounds of contract negotiations resulted in new resources and programs for family child care providers across the state: $500 Quality Program Grants; Professional Development Opportunities; First Aid / CPR; Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Rebates and Vision/Dental at no cost. Our CSEA Child Care contract led to the first licensing / registration dispute resolution process in NY and more flexible adult/child ratios for providers and families that expanded earning potential for providers.

We are gathering information from our members across the state about how the programs we have negotiated and developed for family child care providers benefit you and the children and families enrolled in your program. The information you share is confidential and will help us negotiate a third contract that reflects the priorities of our members across the state.

I urge you to help us by taking ten minutes to COMPLETE THIS SURVEY ONLINE. If you prefer, you can download a print copy in English or download a print copy in Spanish, complete it and mail it back to us at CSEA Child Care Programs, 143 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12210 or you can call us at 877-483-2732 and we will send you a copy.

All surveys must be taken online or received by regular mail by September 8, 2017.

Sincerely,
Pam Wells, President
CSEA/VOICE Local 100A



 

Free 5.75hr. Health and Safety Training for Legally-Exempt Providers

Used to fulfill the federal health and safety requirements and NYSOCFS training topics in:

–Nutrition and health needs infants and children
–Safety and security procedures
–Business record maintenance and management
–Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
–Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
–Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse
–Education, identification, diagnosis and prevention of shaken baby syndrome
–All classes take place on Saturdays from 9am-3:30pm with registration beginning at 8:30am.
–Morning refreshments and lunch provided.

Legally-exempt child care providers who have completed 10 or more hours of training are eligible to receive an enhanced rate from their Local Department of Social Services (LDSS).