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Early Childhood Education Session - Shared screen with gallery view
metrell mckinney
39:37
The cost of living is going up and the amount of child care will increase and why will it be on the rolls for 20 years will it be a public record on a 5 year analysis and who will be doing the analysis
Keith Liederman
41:00
Just did early voting this morning at City Hall and I was the only person there. We really need to get out the vote for this stand alone ballot initiative, as Hamilton stated!
Zoe Johnson
42:29
Is there a proposed budget available for the public to see? I have had a lot of trouble finding any detailed information of the execution of the plan on the website, and nobody has responded to my emails.
Harry Lowenburg
42:54
How does 1000 seats compare with need?
Xiomara Alvarez
43:12
Is this inclusive to All public including undocumented families ?
Lane Trippe
43:16
Please leave the previous slide on screen - with links to volunteering, etc.
Gina
43:21
What happens to if doesn’t pass. Will it be safe paced on another ballet?
Joyce Thomas
43:54
I am interested in hearing what the reasons/arguments folks who are against this program are expressing. For example, even if the program is needed/worthy, are the actual resources (teachers, space, etc) available to put it in place?
Elysha Rose Diaz
44:02
can you address the critics concerns please? -that it’s run by a pro charter board. that it only serves 11% of the kids. if we vote NO to push for UNIVERSAL public education and not settle. then what?
Ira Thomas
44:03
Of the children currently in the Early childhood program, are you tracking those kids today and what is the successes and failures? And Why?
DiMarco-Robertson
44:14
Can you talk about training required for the day care workers? France requires that all day-care center directors be certified nurses in Early Childhood development.
Joyce Thomas
44:37
What happens if it is not approved?
Lane Trippe
44:42
Thank you
Ira Thomas
45:09
What do high-quality seats mean?
VENDETTA LOCKLEY
45:35
It may have been mentioned in the presentation, but is there a percentage dedicated for staff training? If so, how much?
Zoe Johnson
45:36
Thanks, I look forward to reviewing that budget. I am concerned about pay for the educators that are going to be involved in the program, as currently in new Orleans Early Childhood educators are so underpaid despite needing to hold certifications (as well as most educators). If the pay is not enough, will you be able to find enough educators to increase capacity?
Betty Speyrer
45:57
The Feds are will be contributing a lot of many to his effort. Is the city government considering this effort o provide schooling even for more children?
Lane Trippe
48:41
What’s the “pass” requirement? 50% or more OF THOSE WHO VOTE?
Brooke Randolph
49:34
Has anyone spoken about the millions of Federal funds available for Early Childhood that would take care of many more than 1000 children?
Brooke Randolph
50:17
Only 1000 children?
DiMarco-Robertson
50:32
I read day-care centers will also be working with families. Do you know what that will look like?
Zoe Johnson
52:28
Here is the CEA: https://cityofno.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=&clip_id=4055&meta_id=578454
VENDETTA LOCKLEY
53:15
Thank you Zoe Johnson
Brooke Randolph
53:25
Will any funds go to identifying special needs? Any funds go to Head Start?
Zoe Johnson
55:05
Rochelle is there a report available of the LSU findings?
Keith Liederman
55:51
The LA4 pre-kindergarten program now serves virtually all of our state's 4 year olds. However, when the program was initiated 21 years ago, it only met the needs of a relatively small percentage of 4 year olds. The state's investment incrementally grew over the years to get us to where we are now with LA4. In other words, Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will quality care for all of our community's infants and toddlers. But, this millage will give it the kick start we need!
Hamilton Simons-Jones
56:10
Yes, Zoe. Each of the annual evaluations are available publicly here: (About 2/3rds of the way down the page): https://agendaforchildren.org/our-programs/noeen/noeen-city-seats/#:~:text=The%20NOEEN%20City%20Seats%20Program,supports%20to%20caregivers%20and%20families.
Hamilton Simons-Jones
56:55
For it to pass, it requires 50% + 1 of the people who vote to vote YES.
Jarred M. Jupiter
57:03
Greetings!
Frances Hawkins
57:50
How many centers are there now and how many centers will be increased with the proposition passing/
Hamilton Simons-Jones
58:37
With all of the current federal contributions (including all of the relief funds), only 25% of our children under age four are being served. This would serve an additional 1,000 children with City funds and that would be matched by state funds through the Louisiana Early Childhood Education fund that would fund an additional 1,000 children.
Zoe Johnson
59:07
Thanks Hamilton
Hamilton Simons-Jones
59:17
Frances, the program currently serves children across 22 centers. It is expected that the number of centers participating in the program will grow to around 50-60.
Frances Hawkins
59:23
Thanks, Hamilton
Brooke Randolph
01:01:13
So how many children need these services and how will the ones chosen be selected??
Joyce Thomas
01:02:16
Will volunteers be incorporated into the program?
DiMarco-Robertson
01:02:46
The programs you are describing are what we need in this city. I hope you will be involved in the training. Thank you.
Gina
01:05:52
I know we cannot put a price tag on the lives of the children. It’s just that the homeowners taxes will go up. Correct? I realize we need this for our children.
Brooke Randolph
01:07:16
Don't parents struggle with the application system already? How will people get your assistance?
Hamilton Simons-Jones
01:08:47
Gina, it is approximately $5.20 per month for most homeowners. The City Council has said that given the recent rollbacks and expiration of other millages over the past few years, this is not an increase in the overall millage rate.
K. Brad Ott
01:09:34
Suggestion for outreach: If folks haven't already, advocates need to post on the Nextdoor.com blog
Kahlida Lloyd
01:11:12
Share a brief story about why expanding access to high quality early childhood education is so important to you.
Dianne Bieniemy
01:12:20
ECE and working with families can reduce kids from going into the juvenile system.
Elizabeth Killeen
01:13:10
We made the choice for me to stay home with my daughter because most jobs would barely have paid enough to cover daycare - and it didn't seem worth it to miss out on the time with her. We're also choosing to homeschool, but if the high-quality early education had been widely available, we might have made a different choice. Since I know not everyone is able to make the choice we did, I'm excited to see this!
Brooke Randolph
01:15:31
Will conflict resolution be taught? It has proven to be of great help to kids to learn this early
Arnie Fielkow
01:16:36
Great presentation and important this passes! Thanks.
Toni Jack
01:17:11
I will spend the word!!
Brooke Randolph
01:17:13
Thank you all!
Dogo Anaguedeu
01:17:14
Thank you for the presentation
Hamilton Simons-Jones
01:17:16
Rochelle can speak to all of the ways they teach conflict resolution in the early care and education environment. They teach it every day. Social skills are a huge part of early learning!
Lane Trippe
01:17:19
Extremely valuable presentation. Thank you! A lot of work when into this.
Frances Hawkins
01:17:23
Thank you for this presentation!
Elizabeth Killeen
01:17:37
Wonderful presentation!
Jay Lloyd
01:19:09
Is there a way to continue to follow this? I have some questions about some care that will be offered to children with disabilities, but I suspect the questions that I have are less about the millage and more about specifics of teacher education.
Keith Liederman
01:19:17
Excellent presentations, great questions, and powerful testimonials!! Thank you
Olin Parker
01:20:26
The blue of my "YES" yard sign really makes my front yard look amazing. :)
K. Brad Ott
01:21:19
Is there a brief explanation as to why this is the only ballot measure for April 30th, including funding of this vote would be appreciated
Hamilton Simons-Jones
01:22:20
Brad, this election in Orleans Parish would have also included the runoffs from the March election but there were none.
Betty Speyrer
01:22:21
Need to go. Let's all make some phone calls!
Toni Jack
01:22:40
Yes good answer!
Lane Trippe
01:23:15
Where to pick up a yard sign?
Hamilton Simons-Jones
01:24:03
Lane, enter your address and request one at www.yesfornola.com/#Getinvolved and a volunteer can bring you a yard sign.
Hamilton Simons-Jones
01:24:16
https://www.yesfornola.com/#Getinvolved
Olin Parker
01:25:43
More like Early Childhood Education Festival, imho
Brooke Randolph
01:26:48
Have to go, thank you all!
Joyce Thomas
01:27:26
Thank you
K. Brad Ott
01:27:43
Excellent educational program!
Anthonika Gidney
01:27:45
WIll this recording be available to listen to at a later time?
Calvin Woods
01:27:47
This was very informative. Thanks
Kenyetta Domino
01:27:53
GOD BLESS, VOTE YESS!!!!!
Jay Lloyd
01:27:55
Thank you everyone!
Tom Andes
01:28:04
Thank you all for putting this together. I had no idea about any of this stuff. Really appreicite the info!
Zoe Johnson
01:28:34
Is it ok if have one additional question?
Lane Trippe
01:28:40
Can you send us the slides??