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
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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/

Maryann Arroyo

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.

 

 



 

New Vaccination Legislation Explained


Read OCFS FAQs in English

Lea las preguntas frecuentes de la OCFS en español

Overview: On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States Syringe_and_Vaccine_(14329622976)is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak.


 

OCFS NEW Market Rates

OCFS Holds 69th Percentile for Market Rates                    

Find NEW 2019 Market Rates Here

OCFS issued new market reimbursement rates.  To see the rates in your region, visit our website: voicecsea.org.  The rates will apply to services delivered May 1 and after. The 69th percentile formula uses data on parent fees reported by providers in the Market Rate Survey – reflecting what providers charge private pay parents.  County DSS agencies must inform you of the rate change and pay the new Market Rates if you did not sign a DSS provider contract.

Our message to legislators and the Governor made a difference.  This is the first year since 2014 that the state budget included funding for reimbursement rates.  Without $26 million in new funding for rates, we would have seen decreases. In most categories, rates increased or stayed the same. And the $26 million is not sufficient to pay us what we deserve and need to deliver quality programs to working families and the children in our care.

It will take all of us – providers and parents –  to make NY do better for our working families and children in next year’s budget.  To find out what you can do, e-mail voice@cseainc.org or call  877-483-2253.


 

New Legislation Prohibits Smoking

 

No_smoking_symbolHere is information about Bill A.397B/S.7522 signed by Governor Cuomo in August prohibiting smoking in facilities that provide child care services in NY. Watch for an OCFS “Dear Provider” letter for more information. We will post the information from the “Dear Provider” letter when it is released. https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/view_article.asp?ID=1738.