Provider Appreciation Day Materials

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Thank YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF MEOCFS CARD FOR WEB

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Join us at the NYAEYC Annual Conference

Online Registration Closes THIS FRIDAY, April 13th!

PLEASE NOTE: Package As, a la carte meals, and boxed lunches will NOT be available with on-site registrations.

CSEA/VOICE is partnering again this year to bring national expert Tom Copeland to New York. CSEA/VOICE will cover your conference registration fees for all licensed group family and registered family child care providers (outside of NYC).

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 All registration fees paid by CSEA/VOICE!
This is a great professional conference. Network with other family child care providers and earn training credits!

Get your payment code:   https://csealearningcenter.org/grants/cseanaeyc.cfm.
Provide your CSEA ID number and daycare license number and choose a package.  Once you receive your code, you can register with NYAEYC directly by going to the NYAEYC registration portal at: https://www.eventsforce.net/nysaeyc/frontend/reg/tSelectBookingMode.csp?pageID=249&eventID=2&tempPersonID=1966&eventID=2.

NYAEYC Conference Registration Instructions
In addition to the instructions above, please note: when given the choice between “Credit and Invoice”, please choose “Invoice.” You will see a balance but, that is OK. Proceed with registering and retain the invoice document for your own records.

If you can’t make the whole conference and live nearby, you can register for one day.
For more information including your CSEA ID number, email voice@voicecseainc.org or call 877-483-2732.


 

2018 Child Care Quality Grant Program – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

 The grant period is currently CLOSED! 


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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

You will receive a packet with a letter containing contact information including deadlines for applications and purchases/receipts.

For fastest processing click the “Apply Online” button below. Please make sure to check that you have completed all sections.
Web Apply Online

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 Enrolled Legally-Exempt child care provider.

The 2018 Quality Grant Program, negotiated in our second VOICE contract, provides a grant up to $500 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 and supplies, health and safety items, CPR and First Aid or to cover operating expenses related to licensure or renewal.

You have 2 grant options:
CREDIT OPTION:

—You can choose between either Kaplan Early Learning Company or Becker School Supplies.

—The $500 credit can only be used with ONE of the above listed vendors.

—Computers, with this option can only be purchased from Kaplan Early Learning Company.

—Only products listed on http://voicecsea.kaplanco.com and shopbecker.com/voicecsea are approved for this grant.

REIMBURSEMENT OPTION:

—You can make purchases out of pocket, in-store or online, and be reimbursed up to $500 for approved items.

—You can submit up to a maximum of 5 receipts.

—In store receipts must be original register receipt.

—Private seller receipts, like garage sales or items purchased via Craigslist, must have the Date of Purchase, Sellers Name, Address, Phone number, and Signature.

Download/Print:

Receipt Attestation Document

2018 Grant Application in English 

Solicitud de subvención 2018 en español


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 Business of Family Child Care; Marketing Your Business; 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

If you cannot see the images below view the Action Plan
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 $285 per credit hour for courses up to four credits for a total of four vouchers and/or reimbursements between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Tuition Reimbursement Application

Tuition Voucher Application

2018 – 2019 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 $295 per credit hour for courses up to four credits for a total of four vouchers and/or reimbursements between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Tuition Reimbursement Application

Tuition Voucher Application

2018 – 2019 CSEA/VOICE Tuition Assistance Program Catalog