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Weekly Childcare Updates/Noticias Semanales de Cuido - Shared screen with speaker view
Izzi Greenberg
18:17
Good morning everyone! Buenos dias a todos!
Merrill Gay
21:09
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Deb Flis
25:46
Memo 30: Child Care for School Age Children https://www.ctoec.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID-19-Memo-30-Child-Care-Provisions-for-Children-English.pdfMemo 30: Child Care for School Age Children (Spanish) https://www.ctoec.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID-19-Memo-30-Child-Care-Provisions-for-Children-Spanish.pdf
Izzi Greenberg
34:43
From Debra Johnson: 24 of the 79 were in family child care homes. 9 were in camps.
Deb Flis
34:59
Report cases of COVID-19 infection immediately to the Connecticut Department of Public Health Epidemiology and Emerging Infection Program (860-509-7994) and the local department of health in the town of residence of the case-patient. For weekend and after-hours reports to DPH, dial 860-509-8000.
Deb Flis
35:08
Contact information for the local health department can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Local-Health-Admin/LHA/Local-Health-Administration---Site-Map.
Francheska Velazquez
35:30
will lanyards be allowed ?
Julianne Gemmell
40:05
There is a new book out called Heroes Wear Masks. It's an Elmo book.
Iris N Velazquez
40:46
where you found that book
Izzi Greenberg
43:45
“The OEC is holding a webinar this Friday, September 18, from 9 to 10:15 am to address masks, testing, and school-age child care options. The webinar will be delivered in both English and Spanish. Watch for an invitation and link to the webinar.”
Sandra Malmquist
43:49
given the exceptions of snack, lunch, outside and napping, the percent of time masked is small. Not sure we get the effect we are looking for.
Julianne Gemmell
44:40
I got the book on Amazon.
Tonya Roussis
45:04
I just found the Heros WEar Masks on Amazon
Izzi Greenberg
45:39
http://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/covid-19-advocacy-documents-including-webinar-recordings-questions-and-files
Deb Flis
45:46
Mask flier to share with familieshttps://www.ctoec.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OEC-COVID-19-Mask-Wearing-Information-for-Families-Handout.pdf
Izzi Greenberg
46:03
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdfhttps://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/COVID-19-Exclusion-Guidance-Schools-Childcare-07.08.2020.pdf
Iris N Velazquez
46:06
thanks Jilianne
Izzi Greenberg
47:37
From Karen Rainville to All panelists: (10:00 AM)
If you go to ctSHARES.org and register for a free account, there are many resources for teachers and administrators including posters and a mask book you can download for free!!
Deb Flis
48:02
Mask flier for families, Spanish version: https://www.ctoec.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/OEC-COVID-19-Mask-Wearing-Information-for-Families-Handout-Spanish.pdf
Izzi Greenberg
50:47
To share with families: https://www.ctoec.org/supporting-children-and-families-during-covid-19/
Debra Johnson
53:52
This mask requirement applies to license exempt programs as well.
Emmanuella Lauture
56:08
if a child is 2.8 in a preschool room, is he/she required to wear mask or is it 3 yrs and up?
Natasha Auguste Williams
57:28
my son goes to private school and have to wear mask from the beginning
Michael Curley
01:00:25
Children cannot be excluded from child care due to the child not wearing a mask or struggling with mask wearing. However, if parents refuse to allow their child to wear a mask, child care programs must have a policy for that scenario and that policy may include not permitting the child to attend the program.
Dave Kulick
01:00:29
FYI...Kaplan Early Learning Co has both cloth and disposable masks in stock and can be found and ordered at: https://www.kaplanco.com/ppe
Shannon Setzler
01:01:36
So it is advised that masks are only effective if the masks are replaced with a new mask every time it is taken off... lets just say the basic times of 2 outside times a day, 3 eating times, and nap. That's 6 masks per child a day. If we are really are to use these masks to safe guard everyone, how do you advise how to follow up with this?
Deb Flis
01:01:47
Pyramid model info includes a social story on mask wearing: https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/docs/Wearing-Masks_Story.pdf
Carly Adames
01:02:04
@Shannon Can't they wear cloth masks?
Deb Flis
01:02:43
This section of our website called Supporting Children and Families During COVID-19 includes similar resources and will be expanded in the coming days: https://www.ctoec.org/supporting-children-and-families-during-covid-19/
Izzi Greenberg
01:04:23
From Beth Bye to All panelists: (10:17 AM)
https://thesciencebehindit.org/does-quality-early-childhood-education-lead-to-more-successful-lives-as-adults/?fbclid=IwAR1Mn_c9srCIWt_1478t4YSeFbvlWbg9pqEJeeY8UjTLAOVnHx792CYzLOE
Merrill Gay
01:04:27
Link to toolkit for today's Day of Action to #SaveChildCare https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XZ-RfBiOJlEkjzLQpxm_L8o9VJEHG04IiAcVz1LtjCA/edit
Izzi Greenberg
01:07:38
From eileen costello to All panelists: (10:20 AM)
Lanyards need to be quick release, easily breakable or they are a strangulation hazard, so they aren't recommended
Merrill Gay
01:07:40
I checked and Monisha Gibson's Book What Happened to Your Mouth and Nose, Ms. O? is out of stock with no date for when it will be back in stock
mini santosh
01:10:22
what advice do have for childcare centers who have special needs kids who go to public schools half a day for services and are with us the rest of the day- advice for the how the cohorts are maintained,
Debra Johnson
01:14:57
Masks is one component of a system of protections to address disease prevention. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection continues to be an important step.
Elizabeth Aschenbrenner
01:16:05
Thanks to the OEC staff, especially Commissioner Bye for being available, transparent and understanding during this difficult time for so many people!
Lauren Secko-Pagan
01:16:06
Beth was super fast getting me a response on the Kickstart grant so def reach out to her! It was resolved within hours!
Deb Flis
01:16:24
For information on Family Child Care supports including how to find a network in your area: https://www.ctoec.org/covid-19/ctcares-for-family-child-care/
Lisa Fay
01:16:28
Yay, family childcare!
Merrill Gay
01:16:49
Beth.bye@ct.gov
Deb Flis
01:17:18
This is how you will find more information on Women's Business Development Council's page dedicated to child care: https://ctwbdc.org/childcare-business/
Lisa Fay
01:17:36
Thanks, Deb
ramona LaFrance
01:17:46
thank you could use more preschool specific help we are struggling to stay afloat with limited numbers
Deb Flis
01:17:51
To learn more about CTCARES for Family Child Care download our guide:•CTCARES for Family Child Care guide in English•CTCARES for Family Child Care guide in Spanish
Deb Flis
01:18:09
I don't think those links worked: here are the fliers:
Deb Flis
01:18:13
https://www.ctoec.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CT_FamilyChildcare_Flyer-7-2020.pdf
Deb Flis
01:18:24
https://www.ctoec.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CT_FamilyChildcare_SpanishFlyer_C2V1_hyperlinked-7-2020-1.pdf
Meg Formica
01:18:45
Thank you so much for all your support for young children and families during the pandemic
mini santosh
01:18:47
Thank you all
Lisa Fay
01:18:55
Thanks, Beth. SO appreciate you
Christie Balka
01:19:45
Many of you have already contacted members of Congress. Some of you did this multiple times over the summer. Some of you haven't been in touch with Congress -- maybe you've been too busy or don't know who your Congress people are. . This platform https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-we-cant-wait-restart-negotiations-now?source=direct_link& answers all your questions. Using it to email Congress only takes a few minutes. Thank you for raising your voice for child care!
Merrill Gay
01:20:16
Link to recordings of webinars https://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/covid-19-advocacy-documents-including-webinar-recordings-questions-and-files
Christie Balka
01:20:48
Please contact Congress regardless of whether you've already done this multiple times this summer or this is your first time! We're getting down to the wire!!!https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-we-cant-wait-restart-negotiations-now?source=direct_link&
Christie Balka
01:21:56
We need $50 billion to stabilize all types of child care -- center, group and family -- for the next 6 months.https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-we-cant-wait-restart-negotiations-now?source=direct_link&
Mary Oster
01:24:16
We've had 2 really successful events at childcare programs in Norwalk-it's worth it! We've registered over 25 families who would not have been counted.
Christie Balka
01:28:46
Members of Congress are up for re-election in November. This means they're vulnerable to pressure from you! At least $50 billion!
Lisa Fay
01:31:45
Thanks, all, for the reminders about the importance of continuing the advocacy for childcare
Christie Balka
01:33:42
What about FCC programs that have NAFCC accreditation?
Liz Fraser
01:35:39
https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates/self-response.html
Izzi Greenberg
01:35:58
https://www.ctoec.org/covid-19/covid-19-frequently-asked-questions-faq/
Lisa Fay
01:38:29
Thanks, Merrill.
ramona LaFrance
01:38:54
thank you
Rhonda Knowles
01:39:38
Thank you. Always informative.
Lisa Fay
01:39:42
Thanks, everyone! Really appreciate the updates.