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BBF Early Childhood Forum on Childcare - Shared screen with speaker view
Ruth Brisson
23:40
Hi, this is Ruth Brisson, Direct or of Woodstock Christian Child Care
Moriah
23:53
Hi, Moriah from Brattleboro VT. I run a preschool program and we are part of public Pre-K.
Morgan Crossman
23:59
Morgan Crossman, Executive Director, Building Bright Futures
Carolyn J Giroux
24:02
My name is Carolyn Giroux. I live in Saint Albans, a great place for kids and their families.
Beth Traver Adolphus
24:19
Hi, Beth Traver Adolphus, Director of Oak Hill Children's Center in Pownal.
Kathryn Torres
24:25
Kathryn Torres, Addison
Julie
24:30
Julie LaFountaine, from Pine Forest Children's Center in Burlington.
Amy Russo-Perler
24:39
Hi, Amy Russo-Perler, Vermont Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance
Darla Senecal
24:41
Darla Senecal Regional Coordinator for Addison and Rutland Counties
Sara Dube
24:43
Sara Dube, Hartford
Lydia HILL
24:45
Hi Everyone: Love to see so many people from all over the state. I work at the Burlington Forest Preschool which is located at the Ethan Allen Homestead near the Winooski River!
Pamela Fontaine
25:01
Pamela Fontaine, director for Y Early Childhood Program @ St. Albans
streadwell@smcvt.edu
25:05
Sue Treadwell from the Early Learning Center at Saint Michael's College
Julie Buechler
25:06
Julie Buechler, Director of Ascension Childcare, Inc in Shelburne
Chelsea
25:06
Chelsea Fairhead Canaan VT Preschool Teacher and Activities Coordinator
Jennifer Olson
25:18
Jen Olson, UVM Campus Children’s School, intern with BBF
julie
25:19
Hello Everyone, this is Julie Brigante from Early Years Child Development Center in Colchester
elizabeth.hamel@ncssinc.org
25:27
Liz Fleury, BBF Regional Coordinator/CIS Coordinator embedded at the Parent Child Center of NCSS-Franklin/Grand Isle Counties
Meg Baker
25:34
Meg Baker, UPreK Coordinator, Addison County
Amanda Biggs
25:36
Amanda Biggs, BBF Chittenden Regional Coordinator
Lisa Kuehn
25:36
Lisa Kuehn from Vermont Child Care Industry & Careers Council
Vikki Patterson
25:37
Hi! Vikki Patterson, from the Milton Family Community Center.
Tonya
25:38
Tonya Stanley registered home in Bennington
Aubrey Boyles
25:47
Aubrey Boyles, registered home in Montpelier.
Dave
25:54
Hi, this is Dave Mandel from Mary Johnson Children’s Center, Middlebury
Amy Bergeron
25:55
Amy Bergeron Director @ PJS Childcare Center in St Albans
Nancy DeCoster
25:55
Nancy Decoster from Ascension Childcare in Shelburne
Rebecca Bishop
26:07
Rebecca Bishop from Bennington County Head Start-Early Head Start
Amy Murray
26:08
Amy Murray~Little Feats/Little Feats Too
Misty Scott
26:11
Registered FCCH. Hope everyone is weathering the COVID-19 storm with as little stress as possible.
Nicole Walker
26:13
Nicole Walker, Director of Apple Tree Learning Centers in Stowe
Aricha Drury
26:14
Aricha Drury, one of Specialized Childcare Coordinator/Consultant and Shared Services Coordinator, Child Care Resource in Williston
Dora Levinson
26:15
Dora Levinson, BBF Southeast Vermont Regional Coordinator and Policy Analyst
Andrea Sambrook
26:19
Hello! Andrea Sambrook from Annette's Preschool in Hinesburg
Lori
26:20
Lori Henry from Reach for the Stars in Essex Jct.
Sarah Tousignant
26:22
Sarah Tousignant Mountain Village School in Stowe
Beth Workman
26:22
Beth Workman co- director, Robin’s Nest Children’s Center, Burlington
Beth
26:23
This is Beth Cherry, Infant Toddler Teacher, Turtle Island Children's Center.
ilanasnyder
26:29
Ilana Snyder, Mary Johnson Children’s Center
Jessica Tomkowicz
26:36
Jessica Tomkowicz, Academic Director, Frog & Toad Child Care & Learning Center
Brenda Kingsbury
26:43
Brenda Kingsbury Parent Child Center Rutland County.
Jennifer Bliss
26:45
Jennifer Bliss registered home
Jennifer Chitgopker
26:46
Jennifer Chitgopker, Education Coordinator for Champlain Valley Head Start
Janice Burrows
26:47
Hi everyone! Janice Burrows from Milton Family Community Center (Milton After School Kids)
Victoria Ward
26:47
Victoria Ward, Executive Director, TCELS
Staci Otis
27:03
Staci Otis, registered home Springfield
Jeni Maynard
27:07
Jeni Bigelow Maynard, Lyndonville, Registered home provider
Amanda
27:14
Amanda Pigeon, registered home, Georgia
KimT
27:14
Kim Toland - The Family Place Child Care Center - Norwich
Laurel Pelkey-Morin
27:17
Laurel Morin, Administrator EJ's Kids KLub, Inc., Williston
Ingrid
27:20
Ingrid Reade, Early Education Coordinator, Caledonia Central SU in Danville
Christina Goodwin
27:30
Christina Goodwin, ED, Pine Forest Children's Center Burlington
Donna
27:37
Donna Leicht, registered home provider in Burlington
Judy Bergeron
27:52
Judy Bergeron - KinderStart Preschool Williston
Kristen Dunne
28:02
Kristen Dunne, Director, Mary Johnson Children's Center, Middlebury
dawna
28:05
Dawna Slarve, Registered Home provider in North Hartland VT
Cathy
28:13
Cathy Lawrence, Lawrence School for Young Children, Dorset VT
judy harvey
28:21
Judy Harvey, Lund Early Childhood Program, South Burlington
Stephanie Carvey
28:22
Stephanie Carvey, Director, Rekaroo's Childcare Rutland VT
Laura Rounds
28:23
Laura Rounds, registered home and preschool in Rockingham, VT
Janice Stockman
28:26
Janice Stockman, Early Childhood Coordinator, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union/School District
Trisha Scharf
28:28
Trish Scharf, Children Unlimited, Williston
summer xie
28:39
HI everyone, Summer Xie from UVM Campus’s Children’s school, a preschool teacher
Taralyn Thorne
28:39
Taralyn Thorne, Registered Family Home in Essex Jct, Vt
kathleen burroughs
28:42
Kathleen Burroughs, Natural Wonders Childcare, Northfield, VT
Sue Lapointe
28:46
Sue Lapointe-Little Tots Academy, Richmond
Sharon Halnon
29:15
Sharon Halnon-Child Care Resource
Katrina Morgan
29:25
Hi, Katrina Morgan Early Education Services in Brattleboro, VT
Grace Marek
30:41
Grace Marek Poker Hill School (preschool)
Tammie Hazlett
31:06
Tammie Hazlett, FCCH in Thetford Center
Beth Truzansky
31:10
body scan: https://mindfulnessexercises.com/short-body-scan/
Hollie Hess Labas
31:15
Northshire Day School, Manchester, VT
dlangsto
31:22
Hello from Diana Langston, FWSU Act 166 Coordinator
Teresa Davis
31:58
Teresa Davis, Davis Studio Preschool, South Burlington
Riley Maskell
32:00
Riley Maskell. Frog &Toad Child Care & Learning Center, Essex.
Colleen
32:03
Colleen Christman, Act 166 PreK mentor for FCC
Ammie Collins
33:03
Ammie Collins, Bunny Steps Daycare & Pre-School Center, Fairlee
iPhone
33:05
Vickie Gratton Registered provider& Act 166 provider Franklin
Jean Bourn
33:28
Hello from Jean Bourn, Registered Family Home Bennington
Alyson
33:39
Alyson Grzyb, Bennington Early Childhood Center, Bennington
Laurie Metcalfe
34:14
Laurie Metcalfe, Northshire Day School, Manchester
Pam Upright
34:54
Pam Upright, Growing-Up Right, Bennington
Nicole Walker
35:52
As families are released back to work, are we able to start enrolling those families
AR
36:12
Angela Rutherford Head Start parent in Barton
Morgan Crossman
38:46
Building Bright Futures will also be sure to disseminate resources developed by AOE as they come out as well.
kathleen burroughs
39:28
RE. PreK: what does a private provider do if the families are unenrolled from the private program?
Nikita Lenahan
40:42
Nikita Lenahan, World of Discovery I, Perkinsville
dlangsto
41:36
can you give an example of how a program would figure the total cost of their program, the 50% family cost
Nicole Walker
42:07
If parents are released back to work can we enroll those students now
Jennifer Bliss
42:34
has anything been talked about in regards to school agers tuitions?
Donna
42:40
What if parent unenrolls from old program, but enrolled into my program that is an Act 166 program. Who receives Act 166 funds? Old program or my program?
Tonya
42:48
do you have to unenroll a family if they cant afford to pay anything at this time
dlangsto
42:56
some programs are not considering the prek cost ( act 166) in their program cost, Shouldn't that be included in total cost?
laurie.cloud@trsu.org
43:27
Is this 50/50 cost stabilization plan across the country or only VT.?
Meg Baker
43:30
What if the PreK payment covers more than the 50% rate?
Ruby’s iPhone
44:04
how do we get information on the status of the stimulus payments? once you enter the information it only sends you a jot form with your answers and then that’s it. it doesn’t inform you if you need to fix anything or if it is in the process of being processed.
Dave
44:26
For workers who are allowed to return to their jobs, what capacity is there to put their children into early childhood programs?
Tonya
44:55
if parents can not afford to pay any of their 50% for the stabilization program do you have to unenroll that familey
Colleen
45:16
What is the role of the private program in regards to TSG. We have some preK kids still attending (essential worker parents) and others not attending. Should we be contacting home districts for each of these kids?
Jean Bourn
46:44
if you have a child that parents were essential workers and they received subsidy, now subsidy ended and parents are no longer working, If I charge them for the spot in care and they can't pay the 50% can I bill the state for the full amount and unenroll the child?
Beth Traver Adolphus
47:54
I know the school age situation is being worked on. Can you give us an update on whether there will be financial stabilization support for those families and the early care programs who offer before and afterschool care? We are holding on to our staff as required which is a financial drain without stabilization payments for those children. Thanks!
Janice Stockman
48:32
Is it true that private pre k programs are not required to submit continuity of learning plans but still receive Act 166 payments even if families withdraw?
kharris
48:50
I second Tonya and Beth Traver Adolphus
Nicole Walker
50:37
Do you anticipate or have any ideas on Summer Camps running
Colleen
51:06
^^ VERY interested in what this means for summer camps
dawna
51:07
why are news reports grouping child care in with school closing to end of school year, do we reopen may 15 or end of school year
Meg Baker
51:16
Do you anticipate the child care stabilization funds will continue through the end of the school year or will they be phased out as the economy reopens, perhaps at the end of the May 15th Stay Home/Stay Safe order? What would a phase-out look like?
Jean Bourn
51:37
will they be expanding the amount of group sizes in a childcare setting?
Caryl Jaques
52:13
Can people receive care for health reasons vs being essential workers?
Janice Stockman
52:48
Do you anticipate a reduction in group size when we reopen? For example, 10 people in a classroom maximum
Jean Bourn
52:55
Are we now required to wear masks while caring for children as opposed as it being a recommendation?
dawna
53:06
will we have a warning of a reopening date or jump right in
Ruth Brisson
53:16
Will the age and underlying health conditions for staff stay in effect when reopening begins?
Hollie Hess Labas
54:00
A coworker told me today that we may have to wear masks in the childcare setting for the next 18 months, which I find very scary for the children, like traumatizing
Nicole Walker
54:23
if these ratios and guidelines stay the same through summer and the start of the next year, that clearly messes with our ratios and classroom sizes, how will that effect things. If we have the adjust class sizes we would have to release families and staff from our programs, which means loss of income too
Ruth Brisson
55:06
If a program cannot meet any of the staff, group, or health and safety guidances when reopening is allowed, will the Stabilization payments continue for those programs?
Elsa Levy
55:15
If pregnant persons are not allowed to return to work in a childcare position under the regulations for childcare for essential persons, can they remain laid-off for the stabilization payments? We have rehired back our whole staff even though our pregnant co-worker has advocated to stay on unemployment since she can't return to work if we re-open.
Misty Scott
58:32
Where do ECE's mail parent self certification forms if they cannot attach it to the jotform?
Janice Burrows
01:00:29
Why was afterschool child care not included in the child care stabilization plan? How close are we to getting some answers on whether there will be any financial help for afterschool providers?
kharris
01:00:46
Agreed Janice
Nathaniel.Waite
01:01:01
https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/schools-and-child-care-programs
Nathaniel.Waite
01:01:25
this is where the webinars for childcare are posted with the other guidance and FAQ info
Janice Burrows
01:02:02
There is nothing on there, yet, pertaining to afterschool program help.
Nicole Walker
01:02:41
Once we have attached the Parent Form for essential persons once through the Jot Form invoice, so we have to attach them again the next time we invoice?
Nikita Lenahan
01:05:00
I got a call yesterday from a wonderful women helping to make sure invoices where done correct. she worked with me and went line by line.
Lydia HILL
01:05:45
Clarification re: stabilization payments. 12 weeks from when? thx
Amy Murray
01:05:56
should
Molly
01:06:00
If we received more money than our invoice requested, do we need to return that money or will it just be deducted from later invoices ?
Amy Murray
01:06:36
should we not submit further invoices not knowing if our previous invoices were correct
Judy Bergeron
01:06:39
If we have not received a phone call - are we safe to assume invoices were submitted correctly?
kharris
01:07:09
We work with a flexible schedule for our after school program. How would I utilize the Stabilization program that asks for specific schedules of kids?
Caryl Jaques
01:08:21
If families that receive subsidy unenroll and subsidy ends can they get subsidy back if stabilization runs out of money and they want to reenroll when we are able to open as a way to receive some money for their slot or if they unenroll is subsidy gone until we reopen and they reapply
dawna
01:08:28
Do we use original jot form invoice, or wait for a new one to be sent for todays pay period?
Tonya
01:08:42
are registered homes able to apply for unemployment through the self employment program?
Caryl Jaques
01:08:51
What is the date of the 12th week?
Lydia HILL
01:09:07
Yes, date of the 12th week. This is not clear!!!
Amy Murray
01:09:17
would the amount be correct and match if invoice is correct
Nicole Walker
01:09:27
is the jot form changing moving forward given the recent issues
Early Care and Education Association
01:09:29
Are you saying the PPP and Stabilization program is different for all centers? or can VT CDD find this out and confirm for everyone, so each center doesn't have to contract an accountant?
Melissa.Riegel-Garrett
01:09:35
We have also recently set up a Point of Contact Team to answer general questions about the Stabilization Program and Essential Persons Incentive. Please contact this team byAHS.DCFCOVIDInvoiceDocumentation@vermont.gov OR call: phone at 802-241-3110.
Molly
01:10:02
I spoke with someone yesterday regarding invoice that needed to be corrected. SHe called me. But the information that I gave to her was exactly the same as the information I submitted. Why would they call me if there was no change ?
Sherry Carlson
01:10:31
Links to the recorded Vt Dept of Health webinars for child care programs can be found here. https://www.letsgrowkids.org/coronavirus
Cathy
01:10:33
Does the Essential Persons Incentive cover 100% of their tuition?
Janice Burrows
01:11:24
Thank you.
Judy Bergeron
01:11:36
Are essential care incentive pay part of the stabilization payments or will this be separate
iPhone
01:11:41
thank you for your hard work
Jennifer Bliss
01:11:43
thank you Melissa for that clarification on school agers
Amy Murray
01:11:43
how will the EP incentive care be differentiated from stabilization payments
Dora Levinson
01:12:39
You can sign up for the CDD emails at https://bit.ly/cddemail
Nathaniel.Waite
01:12:41
It's on the VDH website as well
Meg Baker
01:12:47
Will a recording of this be posted somewhere?
Dora Levinson
01:13:06
You can also continue to ask questions to BBF at https://bit.ly/AskBBFVermont
Beth Traver Adolphus
01:13:19
Thanks so much to all of the folks working on this!
Donna
01:13:52
I have a parent that unenrolled at her child care program and enrolled into mine. She was receiving Act 166 at old program. Mom receives 100% subsidy. Is mom's copay covered under stabilization program? Should mom be receiving Act 166 funds, since I am an Act 166 provider at child's present school or does the program she unenrolled in receive Act 166 funds.
Moriah
01:14:19
Thank You
Ruth Brisson
01:14:31
Thank you for this, and I hope these forums can continue
Lydia HILL
01:14:41
Thanks so much for your hard work and all your efforts!
Jennifer Bliss
01:15:11
can you post that hashtag somewheres for people to remember
Alyson
01:15:18
Thank you!
Brenda Kingsbury
01:15:19
Thank you for all the hard work.
Misty Scott
01:15:20
Thank you
julie
01:15:20
Thank you
elizabeth sanders
01:15:21
Thank you!
Dora Levinson
01:15:23
#vermontstrongkids
Lori
01:15:25
thank you
Molly
01:15:25
This is sooooo helpful !! Thank you very much for your hard work !!
Jean Bourn
01:15:31
Thank you
Pam Upright
01:15:31
Thank you
Nikita Lenahan
01:15:36
thank you