U.S. Census 2020 Providers are needed

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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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Meet enrollment/registration/licensing requirements

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.

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


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


President’s Welcome






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


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.


—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.



−−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 


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. 

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.


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.


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Free Online Courses Developed by Industry Expert Tom Copeland

The VOICE/CSEA Professional Development Child Care Program is offering 3 online training courses on “The Business of Family Child Care” topics. Each course provides 1.5 OCFS approved training hours and is eligible for Educational Incentive Program (EIP) funding if applicable.

The online courses provide a supportive learning environment, accessible to providers at any time of the day or night. The following CSEA online courses were reviewed and approved by OCFS as non-credit bearing distance learning training that meets the criteria for training hours: The Basics of Family Child Care Record Keeping and Taxes; The Business of Family Child Care; Family Child Care Contracts and Policies; Marketing Your Business; Money Management and Retirement Planning; Reducing Your Risks and Legal and Insurance Issues.

To take these courses: https://csealearningcenter.org/help/login.cfm?CCA=1