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.

New York Will Apply COVID-19 Relief Funding to Child Care 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced recently that New York State will apply the federal “CARES Act” coronavirus aid to purchase supplies for child care providers whose programs remain open and provide child care scholarships, to all *essential workers (parents) starting Monday, April 20.

CARES Provider Supplies Purchasing Program – Child care providers statewide will be able to obtain supplies including masks, gloves, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula and food through this program. Child Care Resource and Referral Councils will receive grants totaling approximately $600 per provider. Providers looking for supplies should contact their CCRR.

https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/news/article.php?idx=2119

CARES Child Care Scholarship Parent Application – *Essential workers include first responders such as health care providers, pharmaceutical staff, law enforcement, firefighters, food delivery workers, grocery store employees and others who are needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Child care costs will be covered with $30 million in federal CARES Act funding to essential staff whose income is less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level – or $78,600 for a family of four – and will be paid up to market rate for each region statewide.

https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/news/article.php?idx=2119



 

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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Small Business Loans and Financial Resources

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Here are the links to the SBA Loans that are available:

https://esd.ny.gov/small-business-administration-sba-covid-19-loans

How to Apply:  Please contact the local SBA District Office or your local small business development center if you are interested in applying for your assistance through these programs.

The NYS Small Business Development Center network recommends submitting a request for assistance online at http://nyssbdc.org/appointment.html.  You may also find guidance through your local bank.

Unemployment Insurance for family and group family childcare providers: Use this link to file a claim: https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/how_to_file_claim.shtm



 

Economic Federal Relief Package

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Please review this UPDATED SUMMARY of the federal relief package that cleared both houses of Congress and was signed by the President. Our international affiliate, AFSCME has prepared this summary specifically for family child care providers. We emailed information to you isolating the pertinent parts of the general report on March 31. This is their dedicated report for child care providers which has additional information.

UPDATED SUMMARYhttp://voicecsea.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FCCCARESact-summary1.pdf

FULL SUMMARY:  http://voicecsea.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CARES-Act-Summary-PDF.pdf



 

🔻Community Resources🔻

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Many members have inquired about resources for basic supplies such as hand sanitizer, gloves, toilet paper and even food due to shortages in their communities. Many of the Child Care Councils have compiled lists of agencies, outlets and other sources which may have needed items or services.

This link goes to a complete listing of all Child Care Councils across the state. Go to their website. Not only do they listings for supplies, they also have important information about the COVID 19 virus and advice on subjects such as “How to talk to Children about the Virus”.

https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/referralagencies.asp

Also, be sure to keep this link to the main news page of the OCFS website handy:  https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/


 

ALL GATHERINGS SUSPENDED

CSEA/VOICE Local 100A has suspended all of our upcoming conferences and trainings until further notice due to the coronavirus public health crisis. Rescheduled dates – TBD.
CSEA/VOICE Events Calendar


 

https://voicecsea.org/all-gatherings-suspended/

New OCFS Coronavirus Guidance and Resources – 3/27/20

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OCFS has sent new guidance regarding the novel coronavirus to all child care providers via email – ‘Dear Provider’ letters, Guidance for Parents Seeking Child Care, and a poster for all programs to prominently display (see links below.)

Please be sure to check your email if you haven’t seen it already for the latest guidance. You can also also find documents posted below for download and printing.

For any questions about your program and the coronavirus, contact Department of Health. Here is a link to their website: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus.

Please know this is an evolving situation. Please check back often to remain informed with the latest information.

Read the latest family child care (FDC/GFDC) focused summary on the federal relief package passed by Congress and signed into law.

READ – DOWNLOAD – PRINT:
DEAR PROVIDER LETTER 3-27-20
DEAR PROVIDER LETTER 3-19-20
SIGN TO BE POSTED AT ALL CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
DEAR PROVIDER LETTER 3-11-20
GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS 3-11-20

 



 

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).