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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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.



 

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.


 

Provider Appreciation Day Materials

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Thank YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF MEOCFS CARD FOR WEB

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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

 

2017-2018 CSEA/VOICE Action Plan

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via this link: 2017-2018 CSEA/VOICE Action Plan

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CSEA/VOICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

Get state approved training to meet enrollment/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 available. This program is open to NYS Registered Family, Licensed Group Family and Legally Exempt childcare providers outside of New York City.

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/enrollment 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 $305 per credit hour for courses up to four credits for a total of four vouchers and/or reimbursements between  April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

Tuition Reimbursement Application

Tuition Voucher Application

2019 – 2020 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.