2021 Child Care Quality Grant – Application Period now OPEN!

THE GRANT APPLICATION  PERIOD OPENED 4-11-21

President’s Welcome

MaryCircleCSEA is pleased to invite you to apply for the CSEA Child Care Quality Grant program for Child Care Providers. CSEA and WORK Institute staff are 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 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.

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Mary E. Sullivan
CSEA President
Web
  Click the “Apply Online” button below to get started. Please make sure to check that you have completed all sections. 

Please select one option from each:

  • Quality Grant
  • Online Training
  • Free Chromebook

Apply Online

 

 


WHO IS ELIGIBLE:

You can apply 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.

Eligible Legally-Exempt child care providers must have 12 months of continuous enrollment and 10 hours of child care training in the last year.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

To apply, you’ll need:

Your OCFS license, registration, or enrollment number and your CSEA ID.  If you don’t have your CSEA ID, click “Look up your CSEA ID!” in the upper right corner of this page.  If that doesn’t work, send an email to grant4u@cseainc.org.

 


 

NEW GRANT BENEFITS ADDED!

The 2021 CSEA Child Care Quality Grant, negotiated in our VOICE contract has significantly enhanced benefits!

  • The Grant amount (previously up to $500) has increased to up to $1000;

AND

  • The Grant now offers FREE online training from The Care Courses School, Inc.;

AND

  • You can now get a FREE Chromebook 3 laptop computer by Lenovo!

The Grant funding of up to $1,000 can be used for the following:

— Program materials (Books, curriculum, toys, arts/crafts, etc)
— CPR/1st aid training
— General supplies (Diapers, batteries, napkins, etc)
—  Children’s furnishings (no adult furniture)
—  Anything necessary to stay in compliance
—  Computer hardware and software
—  Childcare Payroll
—  Food for the children in care
—  COVID-19 related cleaning and medical supplies
— Legal and professional services related to childcare     (accounting/bookkeeping)
— Advertising to promote the childcare business to remain open/boost enrollment

You may take advantage of this funding in one of three ways:

  1. $1000 Kaplan Credit (order materials and supplies with no money out-of-pocket); or
  2. $1000 Reimbursement (for eligible expenses already incurred); or
  3. $500 Kaplan Credit AND $500 Reimbursement.

KAPLAN CREDIT − No out of pocket expenses!
$1000 credit grants can be only be used with Kaplan Early Learning Company. You can place your order online or by phone starting two hours after your application is complete. All products listed on https://voicecsea.kaplanco.com/ are approved.

NOTE: Kaplan has COVID/PPE related products in stock!

REIMBURSEMENT
If you prefer, you may pay directly and request reimbursement. Please allow time for your Social Security number to be verified with IRS. You will then receive an approval email updating your status and requesting a one-time upload to our grant site of up to 5 allowable receipts for purchases made between October 1, 2020 and May 24, 2021. Your receipts may total more than $1000 but you will only be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1000.  You will not be able to upload receipts until we send your approval email.

CSEA Child Care Quality Grant Reimbursements are taxable and you may be sent a 1099 form to file with your income taxes prior to January 31st for the prior calendar year.

CARE COURSES SCHOOL ONLINE TRAINING

You may select an online training provided by The Care Courses School Inc.  You will be given a password for an account that ‘The Care Courses School Inc.’ will create for you. After the account is created, The Care Courses School Inc. will email you when your online training is ready for your use. CARE Course online subscriptions and accompanying completion certificates can only be issued to the on-site provider.

DEADLINE

To be eligible, all grants must be approved, orders placed, and receipts uploaded by May 24, 2021. Please keep in mind that opportunities are first come, first served.

Apply for PPP Before March 10th!

Help for Family- and Center-Based Child Care Businesses With Fewer Than 20 Employees

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a forgivable loan program to help very small businesses, such as child care programs, with much needed financial support during these unprecedented times. From February 24 to March 10, 2021, only businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for a PPP loan. This exclusive application period allows participating lenders to focus on serving very small businesses, such as family child care (FCC) educators and early care and education (ECE) programs.

Learn more about PPP loans by exploring the resources below.

The Biden-Harris Administration statement issued on February 22, 2021, provides details on changes to PPP to increase lending opportunities for small businesses to further promote equitable access to relief. The statement includes information on the exclusive application period for PPP to help very small businesses, such as FCC educators and ECE programs. Here’s a link to the statement for more details: Changes to PPP To Further Promote Equitable Access to Relief.

For more information about PPP and other financial business supports, please visit the Office of Child Care’s (OCC) webpage: Early Care and Education Providers: Taking Advantage of the New Small Business Administration Loan and Grant Programs, which includes the following information:

  • Two national webinar videos to help you understand and access PPP—one video for FCC educators and one video for ECE programs
  • Several resources for small businesses to help FCC educators and ECE programs learn more about PPP and navigate the challenges created by the pandemic.

Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program are due no later than March 31, 2021, for all businesses, but program funding may run out before then.

2020 Child Care Quality Grant – Application Period is CLOSED!

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 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.

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

Apply Online

 

 


You can apply 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.

Eligible Legally-Exempt child care providers must have 12 months of continuous enrollment and 10 hours of child care training in the last year.

You will need:

Your OCFS license, registration, or enrollment number and your CSEA ID.  If you don’t have your CSEA ID, click “Look up your CSEA ID!” in the upper right corner of this page.  If that doesn’t work, send an email to grant4u@cseainc.org.

The 2020 CSEA Child Care Quality Grant, negotiated in our VOICE contract, provides a grant up to $500 that can be used for the following:

— Program materials (Books, curriculum, toys, arts/crafts, etc)
— CPR/1st aid training
— General supplies (Diapers, batteries, napkins, etc)
—  Children’s furnishings (no adult furniture)
—  Anything necessary to stay in compliance
—  Computer hardware and software
—  Childcare Payroll
—  Food for the children in care
—  COVID-19 related cleaning and medical supplies
— Legal and professional services related to childcare     (accounting/bookkeeping)
— Advertising to promote the childcare business to remain open/boost enrollment

You must choose only one of two grant types:

 CREDIT − No out of pocket expenses!
$500 credit grants can be only be used with Kaplan Early Learning Company. You can place your order online or by phone starting two hours after your application is complete. All products listed on https://voicecsea.kaplanco.com/ are approved.

Kaplan has COVID/PPE related products in stock!

REIMBURSEMENT
If you prefer, you may pay directly and request reimbursement. Please allow time for your Social Security number to be verified with IRS. To do so, reimbursement applications must be in by Friday September 11. You will then receive an approval email updating your status and requesting a one-time upload to our grant site of up to 5 allowable receipts for purchases made between October 1, 2019 and September 15, 2020. Your receipts may total more than $500 but you will only be reimbursed up to a maximum of $500.  You will not be able to upload receipts until we send your approval email.

CSEA Child Care Quality Grant Reimbursements are taxable and you may be sent a 1099 form to file with your income taxes prior to January 31st for the prior calendar year.

DEADLINE
To be eligible, reimbursement grant applications must be in by midnight Friday, September 11. Credit applications must be in by September 15. Grant orders must be placed through Kaplan and all reimbursement receipts must be uploaded by close of business on September 15, 2020.


ALL USER ALERT: Due to planned system enhancements, you may experience intermittent issues with logging in or accessing your account on cseany.org and the My CSEA mobile app during the next two weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience and request your patience as we work to improve your online experience.


 

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NEW! Blended Online Learning for CPR/First Aid & AED Trainings

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CSEA/VOICE is excited to bring you FREE Blended Online Learning CPR/First Aid & AED trainings with funds negotiated in our latest contract with OCFS and New York State.  The training is open to licensed, registered and enrolled child care providers, their staff, substitutes and volunteers requiring certification and/or renewal within 90 days.

1. To access the Blended Online Learning training, please login to your CSEA/VOICE CPR/First Aid & AED account, or create one if needed.

2. Once logged in select who will be taking the training; for assistants click on  “Assistant Accounts”.

3.  After the person is selected, click on the box that says “BLENDED ONLINE LEARNING”. You will enter your information to register & the trainer will follow up with you for the online course.

LOG IN & REGISTER ONLINE

Blended Online Learning CPR/First Aid & AED training is a flexible option that can be completed in the comfort of your home with a follow up in-person skills assessment with up to 90 days to complete. You will be provided access to an online training course by the instructor. After the online training is completed you must schedule with the corresponding training vendor for the in-person skills assessment. At that time, you will provide your online certificate. After completing the in-person skills assessment you will receive your certification.

For questions, email professional.development@cseainc.org.


CSEA/VOICE está entusiasmado a traerle entrenamientos GRATIS de Blended Online Learning CPR/First Aid & AED con fondos negociado en nuestro último contrato con OCFS y el estado de Nueva York. El entrenamiento está disponible para autorizados, registrados e inscritos proveedores de cuidado infantil, sus empleados, sustitutos y voluntarios cuales requieren certificación y/o renovación entre 90 días.

1.  Para acceder el entrenamiento de Blended Online Learning CPR/First Aid & AED, por favor entre a su cuenta de CSEA/VOICE CPR/First Aid & AED, o si es necesario crear uno.

2.  En su cuenta seleccionas quien va a tomar el entrenamiento; para asistentes toque el botón “Cuentas de Asistentes”.

3.  Después que una persona es seleccionada, darle clic en el botón “BLENDED ONLINE LEARNING”. Entre sus datos para registrarse y el entrenador va contactarle con su curso en línea.

INGRESAR Y REGISTRARSE EN LINEA

Blended Online Learning CPR/First Aid & AED entrenamiento es una opción flexible que puede ser completado en la comodidad de su casa con seguimiento de evaluación de habilidades en persona para ser completado ente 90 días. El entrenador él va dar acceso del curso en línea. Después de completar el entrenamiento en línea tienes que coordinar con el entrenador cual corresponde para la evaluación de habilidades en persona. En ese momento, tienes que presentar la certificación en línea. Después que completes la evaluación en persona vas a recibir su certificación.

Si tienes preguntas, mande un correo electrónico a professional.development@cseainc.org

Blended Online Learning

Blended Online Learning (CPR/First Aid & AED training) is a flexible option that can be completed in the comfort of your home with a follow up in-person skills assessment with up to 90 days to complete. You will be provided access to an online training course by the instructor. After the online training is completed you must schedule with the corresponding training vendor for the in-person skills assessment. At that time, you will provide your online certificate. After completing the in-person skills assessment you will receive your certification.

LOG IN & REGISTER ONLINE


En Español: 

Blended Online Learning (CPR/First Aid & AED) entrenamiento es una opción flexible que puede ser completado en la comodidad de su casa con seguimiento de evaluación de habilidades en persona para ser completado ente 90 días. El entrenador él va dar acceso del curso en línea. Después de completar el entrenamiento en línea tienes que coordinar con el entrenador cual corresponde para la evaluación de habilidades en persona. En ese momento, tienes que presentar la certificación en línea. Después que completes la evaluación en persona vas a recibir su certificación.

Por favor darle clic aquí para ingresar y registrarse en línea.

COVID TESTING for Providers and Staff

The Department of Health has changed its protocol for essential workers and COVID19 testing. Child care providers and staff can now be tested at locations across the state simply by calling 1-888-364-3605 or visiting covid19screening.health.ny.gov. 

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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).

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



 

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
Get Directions

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.