Update for Saturday 10/28 from OCFS:

Districts were advised yesterday to go ahead and make payments with the exception of specific cases (1200 statewide).  They were provided those case numbers. Our team will be continuously working on a resolution to the issues as it is not fully resolved.“

**CSEA/VOICE will continue to update until this is resolved for the remaining 1200 providers. **

(Posted October 28, 2023; 9:30 a.m.)


Happy Provider Appreciation Week



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Join in our celebration of each other! Download and print a sign. Take a photo of yourself and assistants holding the sign and post to social media with a supportive message for fellow providers.

Don’t forget to write our CSEA/VOICE hashtag in your message:  #CSEAVOICEProviderAppreciation

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Kim Bannister, CSEA/VOICE Erie Chapter Member

“Yesterday I woke up with an infection I knew exactly what it was but panicked at first trying to figure out how to get to a doctor or urgent care to get an antibiotic. Then I remembered the telemedicine. I finished signing up (because I hadn’t done that yet) hit the button for an appointment and was told a doctor would contact me soon. In less then 10 mins I spoke with the doctor got the antibiotic sent to my pharmacy and was able to continue to care for the children. (Just FYI infection was nothing contagious to anyone) Thank you for making this so easy for providers to make their own health a priority!”

TAKE ACTION: Email letter campaign

Urge NYS Legislators to: Invest in the child care workforce

This past weekend you called on the leaders of the Senate and Assembly to make critical investments in the childcare workforce. We made our voices heard—it was a great success!

AdobeStock_437137037This week, we’re doubling down on our efforts and asking each of you to send a pre-written email to your state representatives. We need to show them that we have members in their districts who care about child care investments.

From this link: TAKE ACTION – SEND LETTER, you will be able to send a pre-formed email directly to your legislators urging them to invest in the childcare workforce.


We know from previous actions that when we TAKE ACTION TOGETHER, we can make a BIG impact toward NYS investment in our child care programs.

The VOICE Basic Plan / El Plan Básico VOICE

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El plan integral de telemedicina de atención virtual de AllyHealth brinda acceso a médicos y pediatras certificados por la Junta de E.U. las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, los 365 días del año por teléfono, video o aplicación móvil, que le brinda a usted y a su hogar un acceso conveniente e ilimitado a una atención médica de calidad con CERO copagos. Vaya a AllyHealth.net/voice hoy para activar su cuenta. 

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Los no afiliados tienen acceso al Plan Básico.  Haga clic aquí para más información or Únete VOICE ahora!

NYAEYC Conference Registration is Closed


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The NYAEYC annual conference has sold out. There will be no additional providers added to the existing waitlist. Due to an overwhelming response, registration has been closed early. 

CSEA/VOICE Local 100A partners with the New York Chapter of The National Association of the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) to help providers access high-quality trainings and educational resources offered at their annual conference. For more information about the 2023 NYAEYC Conference please visit their website:

For those still working out hotel arrangements: The Turning Stone Conference Center Hotel no longer has rooms available, but not to worry. You may still make a reservation for a standard room for the night of March 31 at any of the hotels listed below. To have us cover the cost, please email your name, license/registration/enrollment number, daytime phone number, hotel name and confirmation number to profdev@cseainc.org.

Hampton Inn Verona  (315) 363-3801
Fairfield Inn & Suites  (315) 363-8888
LaQuinta Inn & Suites (315) 231-5080

For help please email professional.development@cseainc.org or call 855-472-6848 (toll-free)


Reunión para conocernos del capítulo de Erie/Niagara

Reunión para conocernos del capítulo de Erie/Niagara
Jueves, 20 de Octubre de 2022

CSEA/VOICE lo invita a usted y a su personal a unirse a nosotros para un Meet & Greet en el condado de Erie/Niagara. Planee ahora para asistir a este evento. También discutiremos las próximas capacitaciones, membresía, subvenciones de estabilización, actualizaciones de DSS y otra información pertinente.

Fecha: jueves, 20 de octubre de 2022
Hora: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ubicación: Child Care Resource Network
Avenida Hertel 1000
Búfalo, Nueva York 14216

En esta reunión se servirán refrigerios.

*Es necesario registrarse para asistir.*

*Miembros* regístrese a través del enlace de miembro en: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=701

*No miembros* regístrese a través del enlace de miembro en:

O llamando a nuestro centro de recursos al 1-877-483-2732 o por correo electrónico a voice@cseainc.org


1. Bienvenida/ Presentaciones
2. Becas de Estabilización
4. Contrato
5. Membresía
6. Desarrollo profesional: capacitaciones
7. Otros asuntos
8. Próxima reunión y clausura

Capacitacion a distancia aprobada

Experiencias Adversas de la Infancia (ACE’s)

CSEA/VOICE se complace en anunciar la disponibilidad del entrenamiento de Experiencias Adversas de la Infancia (ACE’s) a distancia aprobada en inglés y español proporcionada a través de Penn State Better Kid Care. ¡Con un código de propagado puede acceder y completar un entrenamiento de ACE sin costo alguno!

Este programa está abierto a registrado de familia, grupo de familia con licencia, o elegible inscrito legalmente exentos fuera de la Ciudad de Nueva York. Esta oportunidad es financiada por los dólares de Desarrollo Profesional que CSEA/VOICE negocio en nuestro cuarto acuerdo sindical con NYS y OCFS.

Como usar este programa
1. Vaya a: https://csealearningcenter.org/grants/CSEAACE.cfm e ingrese su número de licencia/registración/inscrito y CSEA ID, después sigue las instrucciones para obtener el código propagado.
2. Ahora tienes que seguir las instrucciones en cómo crear una cuenta con Better Kid Care para acceder el entrenamiento ACE’s. No debes tener gastos fuera de bolsillo cuando usando el código prepagado.

Para preguntas contacte a Jesenia (Jessie) Alcantara al 855-472-6848 (llamada gratuita)
Para más informacion sobre CSEA/VOICE llame nuestro cuidado de niños centro de recuso bilingüe al 877-483-CSEA (2732).


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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

CSEA/VOICE is pleased to announce the availability of approved Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) Distance Learning Trainings in both English and Spanish provided through Penn State Better Kid Care. With a prepayment code you can access and complete an ACE’s training at no cost!

This program is open to NYS Registered Family, Licensed Group Family and Legally Exempt Child Care providers outside of New York City. This opportunity is funded by the Professional Development dollars that CSEA/VOICE negotiated in our fourth union agreement with NYS and OCFS.

How to Use this Program
1. Go to: https://csealearningcenter.org/grants/CSEAACE.cfm and enter your license/registration/enrollment number and CSEA ID, then follow the instructions to obtain the prepayment code.
2. Now you must follow the instructions on how to create an account with Better Kid Care to access the ACE’s training. You should have no out-of-pocket expense when using the prepayment code.

For questions contact Jesenia (Jessie) Alcantara 855-472-6848 (toll-free).
For more information about CSEA/VOICE call our Bi-lingual Child Care Resource Center at 877-483-CSEA (2732).