Dar vida a los factores de protección en su trabajo

Dar vida a los factores de protección en su trabajo
La traducción al español estará disponible.

CSEA/VOICE se complace en anunciar una nueva serie de capacitación virtual: Dar vida a los factores de protección en su trabajo con Dorthea King-Simpson. Estaremos ofreciendo el Módulo Introductorio en las siguientes fechas:

 Módulo Introductorio – Sábado, 12 de marzo de 2022 9:15 am – 11:45 am o

  Módulo Introductorio – Miércoles 16 de marzo de 2022 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm o

Módulo Introductorio – Miércoles 30 de marzo de 2022 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Esta capacitación se llevará a cabo a través de Zoom y está disponible solo para proveedores en el sitio. Obtenga 2.5 horas de capacitación aprobadas por la OCFS en Código de tema: (10) ACES.


Dar vida a los factores de protección en su trabajo

Las familias pueden enfrentar nuevos desafíos a medida que las comunidades de todo el mundo responden al COVID-19. Los cuidadores pueden enfrentar más ansiedad, incertidumbre, presión económica o exigencias de su tiempo. Este estrés puede afectar la armonía del hogar, pero no tiene por qué. El fortalecimiento de las familias es un enfoque informado por la investigación para aumentar las fortalezas de la familia, mejorar el desarrollo infantil y reducir la probabilidad de abuso y negligencia infantil.

Los 5 Factores de Protección sirven como amortiguadores, ayudan a los cuidadores a encontrar recursos, apoyo y estrategias de afrontamiento que les permitan cuidar a los niños de manera efectiva, incluso bajo estrés y adversidad.

Los 5 factores protectores:

  1. Resiliencia de los padres
  2. Apoyos concretos en tiempos de necesidad
  3. Competencia social y emocional de los niños
  4. Conocimiento sobre crianza y desarrollo infantil
  5. Conexiones sociales

Se programarán módulos adicionales en los próximos meses. Para asistir y recibir crédito por las sesiones adicionales, PRIMERO DEBE asistir al Módulo Introductorio. Luego, puede elegir entre la variedad de módulos adicionales que se ofrecen para completar la serie.

Regístrese en https://csealearningcenter.org/help/loginnonmember.cfm?cca=3

Si tiene preguntas, llame al CSEA Work Institute al 1-855-472-6848 o envíe un correo electrónico a professional.development@cseainc.org

Subvenciones para la estabilización del cuidado infantil

El 30 de julio de 2021, el estado de Nueva York anunció un histórico casi $ 1.1 mil millones en subvenciones para apoyar a los proveedores de cuidado infantil para ayudar a estabilizar la industria y permitir que más familias regresen a la fuerza laboral. Los proveedores elegibles incluyen programas registrados o con licencia de la OCFS y programas grupales inscritos legalmente exentos. Tenga en cuenta que los proveedores no grupales legalmente exentos NO son elegibles para estas subvenciones. Consulte a continuación para obtener información sobre proveedores de grupo legalmente exentos y proveedores no grupales legalmente exentos.

El Subsidio para la Estabilización del Cuidado Infantil representa una oportunidad e inversión sin precedentes para estabilizar efectivamente el sector del cuidado infantil.

Para facilitar la distribución de estas subvenciones, la OCFS ofrece una única solicitud en línea.

La asistencia técnica estará disponible en todo el estado a través de CSEA / VOICE (Asociación de Empleados del Servicio Civil), la Federación Unida de Maestros (UFT), la Corporación de Vivienda y Desarrollo Económico de Mujeres (WHEDco) y las agencias de Recursos y Referencias de Cuidado Infantil para todos los proveedores de cuidado infantil que necesiten ayuda para completar la solicitud en línea.

Aplica hoy:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/
Línea de ayuda de estabilización: 844-863-9319

Las preguntas frecuentes se pueden encontrar aquí:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/#faq

Recursos en el sitio web de la OCFS para ayudar con la solicitud:
https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/contracts/funding/COVID-relief/childcare-stabilization/#help

Tom Copeland es el principal experto en el negocio del cuidado infantil familiar / grupal. Publicará información y actualizaciones de forma regular.
http://tomcopelandblog.com/update-on-the-child-care-stabilization-grants

Si tiene preguntas o más información sobre las subvenciones para la estabilización del cuidado infantil, llame al Centro de recursos de CSEA / VOICE al 877-483-2732 o envíe un correo electrónico a voicestabilization@cseainc.org.

Cuidado de niños en grupo legalmente exento significa un programa en una instalación, que no sea una residencia, en el que se proporciona cuidado de niños de manera regular y no se requiere tener una licencia o estar registrado en la Oficina o tener una licencia de la Ciudad de Nueva York, pero que cumple con todos los requisitos estatales o locales aplicables para dichos programas de cuidado infantil. Puede encontrar más información aquí: https://ocfs.ny.gov/programs/childcare/regulations/415-Child-Care-Services.pdf

$25M in funding for child care announced for Essential Workers

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READ THE GOVERNOR’S PRESS RELEASE

Essential workers can use the funding to pay for their existing care arrangement, or for a new child care provider.

“We have been saying, we cannot have a successful re-opening without child care. This is a good step toward ensuring access to quality child care as our state opens and people get back to work. Providers, please let your essential workers families who may be struggling, know about this program.” said CSEA/VOICE Local President, Pam Wells.

For more information and where parents can apply for the fundingplease click here.



 

New Grant (test)

The Grant Application Period is now Open!

MaryCircle

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 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

 


 

NEW GRANT BENEFITS ADDED!

The 2021 CSEA Child Care Quality Grant, negotiated in our VOICE contract now 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!

 


 

How to utilize the direct grant funding:

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 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 June 1, 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 also 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 and are only offered in English.

 


 

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.

DEADLINE

To be eligible, all grants must be approved by June 15, 2021 orders placed, and receipts uploaded by June 15, 2021. Please keep in mind reimbursement purchases need to have been completed by June 1, 2021 and opportunities are on a first come, first served basis.

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:

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

2021 Child Care Quality Grant – Application Period is CLOSED!

THE GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED!

President’s WelcomeMaryCircleCSEA 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

 

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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.

 

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.

 

 


 

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 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 June 1, 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 and are only offered in English.

DEADLINE*

To be eligible, all grants must be approved, orders placed, and receipts uploaded (for purchases no later than June 1, 2021) on or by June *30, 2021. Please keep in mind that opportunities are first come, first served.

Take Action for Direct Deposit!!

 

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WE KNOW FROM PAST EXPERIENCE, OUR UNION HAS THE POWER TO MAKE CHANGE! Let’s make DIRECT DEPOSIT HAPPEN in New York State!!!

NYS Senator Jabari Brisport and Assembly-member Sarah Clark heard our Union calling for direct deposit. They introduced legislation that will require all counties to offer providers the opportunity to be paid by direct deposit! They are asking for co-sponsors and support to pass direct deposit for child care and need our help.

WE MUST TAKE ACTION NOW!
THEY STARTED THE PROCESS BUT WE MUST HELP FINISH IT.

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/payment-options-for-child-care-proividers/

Click on the link above and fill out the form. This info is only used to identify your elected representatives. You will then see a pre-drafted letter. This is just a recommendation – feel free to edit it, add your own story and experiences, and insight. The more personal the letter, the better they are received!

Please share the TAKE ACTION LINK above with all Providers you know.



 

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.

PPP Loan information

Dear Providers,

 The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  is a forgivable loan. Tom Copeland has identified in our recent workshops the PPP as an attractive program for family child care providers to take under consideration. 

The next two weeks ending March 10 applications are  limited to businesses with 20 employees or less. This certainly applies to family, group family and legally exempt providers even if you have no employees.

If you believe PPP is right for you submit your application as soon as possible. There is a link in the message below that will identify banks and credit unions participating in your zip code.Screen Shot 2021-02-26 at 3.17.05 PM

In solidarity,

Pam Wells, President
CSEA/Local 100A

CLICK HERE TO GO TO  PPP LOAN INFORMATION

 



 

*NEW Forgivable loans* available (PPP)

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Dear Providers,

Family child care providers can now apply to receive a new round of forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The loans do not have to be paid back.

To apply for the PPP, contact your local bank or an online service that accepts PPP applications. Note: If your bank won’t accept your application, try another local bank or credit union.

Money you received from the PPP is not taxable income and can be used for a variety of business expenses.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

Last spring some CSEA/VOICE members accepted the loans and then had them forgiven by meeting the guidelines. They did not have to pay the loan back.

Take a look and decide whether to apply or not.
This link will take you to Tom Copeland’s blog page: http://tomcopelandblog.com
This is a direct link to the article that includes directions to apply: https://bit.ly/3nKt0L9

In Solidarity,
Pam Wells, President
CSEA/VOICE Local 100A



 

NYAEYC Member-Only Early Bird Registration is now OPEN!

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NYAEYC members register now!
*Registration for providers who are not NYAEYC members, opens January 16.

The 2021 Annual Conference will be Virtual this year with the same great professional development opportunities just in a virtual format.

Check out the CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://www.eventsforce.net/nysaeyc/41/home


How to register as an early bird:
1)  Go to https://csealearningcenter.org/grants/cseaprofdev.cfm and enter your child care license number and CSEA ID# to receive your authorization.  Then select New York Association for the Education of Young Children from the dropdown menu, as the participating training organization where you would like to take training.

2)  Go to NYAEYC registration page https://www.eventsforce.net/nysaeyc/41/register. Fill out the registration and click “yes” on the box that asks if CSEA/VOICE will be paying for your registration, then select “Invoice” and “Complete Registration.”

CSEA/VOICE will pay the registration fee on your behalf.

For questions please email workinst@cseainc.org