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I went back to the one person at a time view and we will go to gallery view for the response panel
I can hear him.
si es hollé bien Gracias
This roadmap is here: Roadmap link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDJx4UnCNMmpr-NflR4xkCzt2fZ9X0QT/view?usp=sharing
If you can’t hear, “Unmute Original Audio.” Language isn’t working the way it typically does because Albert is on a phone.
After Albert Wat is finished, we will have a response panel which includes: OEC Commissioner Beth Bye, Senator Bob Duff, Rep. Toni Walker, Rep. Robin Comey, Rep. Bobby Sanchez
Just like other child care policies, QRIS standards and supports aren't immutable -- they're the result of collective decision-making. QRIS doesn't have to be antithetical to family child care; it can reflect the unique strengths of family child care and support ALL family child care providers to meet tehse standards.
There's so much in here that we at all All Our Kin love, including support for increased revenue, moving toward a cost of care rate-setting model and establishing salary scales.
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If folks want to see the related materials to the report, go here: www.earlysuccess.org/childcareroadmap
The recording of this panel will be here by the end of today, as well as a link to the roadmap: http://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/covid-19-advocacy-documents-including-webinar-recordings-questions-and-files
Also, here is the link to an article from Axios on the business case for childcare: https://www.axios.com/child-care-benefits-working-parents-d132cb65-415e-4999-9710-23beab28a5aa.html
Alberts Roadmap link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDJx4UnCNMmpr-NflR4xkCzt2fZ9X0QT/view?usp=sharing
*Albert’s Roadmap link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDJx4UnCNMmpr-NflR4xkCzt2fZ9X0QT/view?usp=sharing
We LOVE OUR EDUCATORS💖💖
Our Panel includes: Albert Wat | Senior Policy Director Alliance for Early Success: Rebuilding Childcare RoadmapOffice of Early Childhood Commissioner Beth ByeState Senate Majority Leader Bob DuffRep. Sanchez, chair of the Education CommitteeHouse Appropriations Chair Toni WalkerRepresentative Robin Comey
Thank you Elizabeth for advocating for our Parents... I HATE the term Low Income earners.if WE have a LIVING WAGE then maybe we can ADDRESS POVERTY which is a billion dollar industry😢
You are so right, Wanda.
The cost of living in CT is so high, very few people can actually afford the basic things they need for their families.
Buenos días soy María Reyes Proveedora por 15 años y soy miembro del sindicato de SEIU la tesoreras por 6 años si me pueden escuchar por favor estoy de acuerdo con los Grant Program , Nosotras las Proveedoras tenemos muchas responsabilidad con el Cuido Infantil , algunas no tienen ayudantes ni nadie que le administre su Negocio, gracias a Dios yo tengo un administrador somos Cocinera,
Maria’s comment translated (through Google translate) Good morning, I am María Reyes Provider for 15 years and I am a member of the SEIU union, the treasurers for 6 years, if you can listen to me, please, I agree with the Grant Program, we Providers have many responsibilities with Child Care, some do not have helpers nor anyone who manages your business, thank God I have an administrator
Raisa’s comment translated: “Thank you so much for advocating for us! God bless you”
Frin Sonia: “Good morning, I am Sonia Nuñez, provider of childcare and I very much agree with Mrs. Maria Reyes”
¡Gracias a todos los hispanohablantes por sus comentarios y participación hoy!
Thank you to all of the people who are here today listening and commenting!
Stay tuned for action items!
¡Pronto tendremos pasos a seguir para todos ustedes!
¡Gracias a todos los hispanohablantes por sus comentarios y participación hoy!
perdón sigue Enfermeras, Educadoras,trabajadoras Sociales , decoradora, amas de Casa Madres Esposa y planificadoras y nos han complicado la vida con los fondos de 20,00.00 pesos me da pena porque pocas van a cualificar por favor de ayudar los más que puedan a las que puedan cualificar porque se van a quedar con esos fondos y son para las proveedoras muy merecidas es mucho para nosotras en medio de esta pandemia no es fácil Gracias 🙏 y bendiciones
From Maria: “Sorry, continue Nurses, Educators, Social workers, decorators, Housewives, Mothers, Wives and planners and they have complicated our lives with the funds of 20.00.00 pesos, I am sorry because few are going to qualify please to help as many as they can to the that they can qualify because they are going to keep those funds and they are well deserved for the providers it is a lot for us in the middle of this pandemic it is not easy Thank you 🙏 and blessings”
I totally AGREE Toni
From Eulalia: “Eulalia Paulino thank you all for so much that has given us the providers thanks”
yes - that's quality with equity at the center!
Thank you Rep. Walker
(My translations are imperfect because it’s quickest if I go though Google Translate. Forgive the imperfections…those are my fault not the original commenter. I want you all to have an idea of what is being said by your community thought, so it’s better than nothing!)
Thank you Rep Walker!!
From Rhonda Knowles: “Rhonda Knowles 10:44 AMplease remember educating and supporting our children does not start at K-12. It starts at 0-5 years old. We need all of the good work and ideas to continue. And low hanging fruit should be tapped into now. Thank you BethBut please address DCF payments. As part of this conversation.”
Les agradecemos a todos ustedes los que hacen por nosotras y por su tiempo departe de todas gracias.
From Maria: “We thank all of you who do for us and for your time, thanks to all of you."
These are great comments, everyone! Keep them coming!
2020 ALICE Report: https://alice.ctunitedway.org/aliceupdate/
It’s worth looking at your county and the state to see how expensive it is to cover basic needs!
$90,000 for a family of four to just “survive”
At $15/hour, 40 hours per week, two working adults only bring home $62,400.
That’s $30,000 less than what is needed
(Also remember how many parents aren’t making $15/hour yet or who aren’t able to regularly have 40 hours)
Yes! Full cost of care must be taken into account - but consider that low salaries will bring this figure down - must use projections that include cost of "quality" care and "worthy wages".
Yes… the cost of quality should incorporate better compensation and benefits.
Thank you for making the point that quality isn't tied to a particular type of setting
Yo les sugiero a las proveedoras sigan Educándose porque es el futuro de todas y el nuestros Niños
From Maria: “I suggest that the providers continue to educate themselves because it is the future of all and our children"
860,000 women across the country dropped out of the workforce in September. For most of them the reason was lack of child care.
Folks might be interested in this recent New America report about promising higher ed strategies to support early childhood educators to attain higher degrees and credentials: https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/reports/supporting-early-educator-degree-attainment/
The Early Advantage
Thank you for you work. I need to jump off to another call. Keep basic needs for families in mind. Appreciate you all.
The largest county in OR just past a referendum that taxed high income families to pay for universal pre-k and an investment in infant toddler care
Thank you Comm Bye and for all the work OEC is doing!!
And more resources about the ECE workforce from our network: https://earlysuccess.org/resource-centers/early-care-and-education-profession/
unmute original audio if you can hear him
Thank to all for your help
Any update on DCF
Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman
gracias a ustedes proveedoras por todo el trabajo que hacen
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Thank you Izzi, Liz, Merril, Eva and the Alliance for providing this ongoing platform. Appreciate all your hard work!!
Recording will be posted here later: http://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/covid-19-advocacy-documents-including-webinar-recordings-questions-and-files
Thank you all for being so supportive and generous with your time and with your thoughts. You all give me hope for the future of child care and equity in family prosperity. From providers , to advocates, philanthropy and our legislators and of course Comm Bye we are all in this together!
Thank you Albert and to all of the panelists today!! Really powerful conversation! Looking forward to the collaborative work ahead!
Thank you to the sponsors of this discussion and to the panelists!