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Weekly Childcare Updates/Noticias de Cuido Semanales - Shared screen with speaker view
Wanda Simmons
22:58
Good Morning. Happy Veterans Day
Izzi Greenberg
23:08
Spanish Version: https://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/esap%C3%B1ol-no-small-matterEnglish Version: https://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/no-small-matter-film-screening-discussionFacebook Link: https://fb.me/e/4Gbk0WiYO
Izzi Greenberg
26:31
The links to register or invite other to No Small Matter: Spanish Version: https://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/esap%C3%B1ol-no-small-matterEnglish Version: https://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/no-small-matter-film-screening-discussionFacebook Link: https://fb.me/e/4Gbk0WiYO
Izzi Greenberg
27:42
Language Instructions: please click “interpretation” then select “English.” Now go back and click the same item again (it said “Interpretation” but now says “English”) and select “Mute Original Audio.” This will turn off the Spanish channel for you. 
Si estas eschando ambos idiomas tines que cambiar el audio a espanol y seleccionar “mute original audio.”Instructions for all devices on using language settings: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034919791-Language-interpretation-in-meetings-and-webinars#h_6802bbbc-2ec9-47cb-a04c-6aac35914d82
renee bryan
29:26
only see you
Izzi Greenberg
31:28
I went back to the one person at a time view and we will go to gallery view for the response panel
Maria Reyes
32:17
si
Ryan Howe
33:06
I can hear him.
Maria Reyes
33:43
si es hollé bien Gracias
Izzi Greenberg
37:25
This roadmap is here: Roadmap link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDJx4UnCNMmpr-NflR4xkCzt2fZ9X0QT/view?usp=sharing
Izzi Greenberg
42:29
If you can’t hear, “Unmute Original Audio.” Language isn’t working the way it typically does because Albert is on a phone.
Izzi Greenberg
01:00:35
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
Christie Balka
01:03:31
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.
Christie Balka
01:07:28
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.
Izzi Greenberg
01:11:28
You guys can see the gallery view now?
Izzi Greenberg
01:11:42
thanks
Izzi Greenberg
01:12:58
If you are still only seeing one person at a time, please Change your setting on the top right to “gallery View” . You are likely still in “speaker view”
Merrill Gay
01:13:30
This would be a good time to switch to gallery view in the top right corner of your screen.
Albert Wat
01:13:49
If folks want to see the related materials to the report, go here: www.earlysuccess.org/childcareroadmap
Albert Wat
01:14:15
https://earlysuccess.org/ChildCareRoadmap
Izzi Greenberg
01:15:44
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
Izzi Greenberg
01:16:25
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
Izzi Greenberg
01:16:42
Alberts Roadmap link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDJx4UnCNMmpr-NflR4xkCzt2fZ9X0QT/view?usp=sharing
Izzi Greenberg
01:17:49
*Albert’s Roadmap link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pDJx4UnCNMmpr-NflR4xkCzt2fZ9X0QT/view?usp=sharing
Wanda Simmons
01:18:20
We LOVE OUR EDUCATORS💖💖
Izzi Greenberg
01:20:35
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
Wanda Simmons
01:22:27
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😢
Izzi Greenberg
01:23:22
You are so right, Wanda.
Izzi Greenberg
01:24:01
The cost of living in CT is so high, very few people can actually afford the basic things they need for their families.
Maria Reyes
01:24:40
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,
Izzi Greenberg
01:25:51
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
Izzi Greenberg
01:26:31
Raisa’s comment translated: “Thank you so much for advocating for us! God bless you”
Izzi Greenberg
01:27:10
Frin Sonia: “Good morning, I am Sonia Nuñez, provider of childcare and I very much agree with Mrs. Maria Reyes”
Izzi Greenberg
01:27:45
¡Gracias a todos los hispanohablantes por sus comentarios y participación hoy!
Christie Balka
01:27:53
yes!
Izzi Greenberg
01:28:01
Thank you to all of the people who are here today listening and commenting!
Izzi Greenberg
01:28:10
Stay tuned for action items!
Izzi Greenberg
01:28:28
¡Pronto tendremos pasos a seguir para todos ustedes!
Izzi Greenberg
01:28:37
¡Gracias a todos los hispanohablantes por sus comentarios y participación hoy!
Maria Reyes
01:29:42
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
Izzi Greenberg
01:30:21
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”
Wanda Simmons
01:31:11
I totally AGREE Toni
Izzi Greenberg
01:31:16
From Eulalia: “Eulalia Paulino thank you all for so much that has given us the providers thanks”
Christie Balka
01:31:31
yes - that's quality with equity at the center!
Christie Balka
01:31:48
Thank you Rep. Walker
Izzi Greenberg
01:32:18
(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!)
Dave Kulick
01:32:35
Thank you Rep Walker!!
Izzi Greenberg
01:33:07
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.”
Maria Reyes
01:33:17
Les agradecemos a todos ustedes los que hacen por nosotras y por su tiempo departe de todas gracias.
Izzi Greenberg
01:33:37
From Maria: “We thank all of you who do for us and for your time, thanks to all of you."
Izzi Greenberg
01:34:11
These are great comments, everyone! Keep them coming!
Christie Balka
01:34:38
yes!
Izzi Greenberg
01:37:04
2020 ALICE Report: https://alice.ctunitedway.org/aliceupdate/
Izzi Greenberg
01:37:25
It’s worth looking at your county and the state to see how expensive it is to cover basic needs!
Izzi Greenberg
01:37:37
$90,000 for a family of four to just “survive”
Izzi Greenberg
01:38:02
At $15/hour, 40 hours per week, two working adults only bring home $62,400.
Izzi Greenberg
01:38:10
That’s $30,000 less than what is needed
Izzi Greenberg
01:39:25
(Also remember how many parents aren’t making $15/hour yet or who aren’t able to regularly have 40 hours)
Carole Weisberg
01:40:52
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".
Albert Wat
01:41:38
Yes… the cost of quality should incorporate better compensation and benefits.
Christie Balka
01:41:40
Thank you for making the point that quality isn't tied to a particular type of setting
Maria Reyes
01:42:35
Yo les sugiero a las proveedoras sigan Educándose porque es el futuro de todas y el nuestros Niños
Izzi Greenberg
01:42:57
From Maria: “I suggest that the providers continue to educate themselves because it is the future of all and our children"
Merrill Gay
01:43:29
860,000 women across the country dropped out of the workforce in September. For most of them the reason was lack of child care.
Izzi Greenberg
01:44:11
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40910699-the-early-advantage-1--early-childhood-systems-that-lead-by-example?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=a2qUSMhGxW&rank=1
Albert Wat
01:44:15
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/
Izzi Greenberg
01:44:16
The Early Advantage
Janet Alfano
01:45:05
Thank you for you work. I need to jump off to another call. Keep basic needs for families in mind. Appreciate you all.
Merrill Gay
01:45:14
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
Christie Balka
01:45:24
yes!
Dave Kulick
01:45:56
Thank you Comm Bye and for all the work OEC is doing!!
Albert Wat
01:45:57
And more resources about the ECE workforce from our network: https://earlysuccess.org/resource-centers/early-care-and-education-profession/
Merrill Gay
01:48:43
unmute original audio if you can hear him
Peggy Joseph
01:49:47
Thank to all for your help
Peggy Joseph
01:50:33
Any update on DCF
Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman
01:50:38
gracias a ustedes proveedoras por todo el trabajo que hacen
Izzi Greenberg
01:51:43
No Small MatterSpanish Version: https://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/esap%C3%B1ol-no-small-matterEnglish Version: https://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/no-small-matter-film-screening-discussionFacebook Link: https://fb.me/e/4Gbk0WiYO
Izzi Greenberg
01:52:35
Please register for No Small Matter and please invite elected officials and other who you want to be part of the conversation in your town!
Dave Kulick
01:52:45
Thank you Izzi, Liz, Merril, Eva and the Alliance for providing this ongoing platform. Appreciate all your hard work!!
Izzi Greenberg
01:52:56
Recording will be posted here later: http://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/covid-19-advocacy-documents-including-webinar-recordings-questions-and-files
Elizabeth Fraser
01:54:07
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!
Dave Kulick
01:54:28
Thank you Albert and to all of the panelists today!! Really powerful conversation! Looking forward to the collaborative work ahead!
Christie Balka
01:54:43
Thank you to the sponsors of this discussion and to the panelists!