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A Conversation with the Governor of CT Weekly Childcare Updates/Noticias Semanales de Cuido - Shared screen with speaker view
Merrill Gay
52:05
I'm not seeing the translation globe
Merrill Gay
54:19
can you click the camera on the bottom of the picture to see if there is setting to change
Susan Daley
57:22
I can hear him fine
Julianne Gemmell
01:05:06
sound went out
loridimaria
01:07:45
Did not hear one word she said. Sound is out
Izzi Greenberg
01:08:12
Please be patient with us today. We are having issues with zoom. Unmute original audio if you aren’t hearing speakers.
Izzi Greenberg
01:08:41
PLEASE UNMUTE ORIGINAL AUDIO
Izzi Greenberg
01:09:18
THIS IS A WORKAROUND, ZOOM ISSUES TODAY, BUT NO TIME TO FIX IT. WE NEED THE GOV. TO HEAR US. THANK YOU!!
lisa fay
01:09:49
Thanks for the workaround!
Izzi Greenberg
01:10:59
PLEASE UNMUTE ORIGINAL AUDIO. THIS IS A WORKAROUND, ZOOM ISSUES TODAY, BUT NO TIME TO FIX IT. WE NEED THE GOV. TO HEAR US. THANK YOU!!
Izzi Greenberg
01:11:32
SORRY EVERYONE!
lisa fay
01:12:05
Thank you for bringing up testing!
Jenifer Popolizio
01:13:16
So well spoken Karen! Thank you for voicing these issues and being positive as well!
Olive Binns
01:13:54
good morning Lisa
Deborah Esposito
01:14:24
Just wondering if the family daycare is being addressed today as well as it is very difficult for us as well
Izzi Greenberg
01:15:54
PLEASE UNMUTE ORIGINAL AUDIO. THIS IS A WORKAROUND, ZOOM ISSUES TODAY, BUT NO TIME TO FIX IT. WE NEED THE GOV. TO HEAR US. THANK YOU!!
Deborah Esposito
01:21:24
We should have a 3 minute cut off otherwise all of us can be left behind
Deborah Esposito
01:23:15
GREAT FAMILY DAYCARES LEFT BEHIND YET AGAIN
Dorressa Allison
01:25:37
YES FAMILY HOME DAYCARES LEFT BEHIND AGAIN
Antonia Better-Wirz
01:25:48
Please also look into funding for family childcare educators who are parents and have their own children who are part of the public school system. They can't take more kids because capacity and don't get pay for their own children.
Jenifer Popolizio
01:26:04
Thank you Governor Lamont!
Carly Adames
01:26:39
"Family childcare providers brought this risk into their own homes, even rearranging living situations of family members to accommodate and care for these children. Their sacrifices have been silent, but are praiseworthy. " FAMILY childcare!!
Angelica Cervantes
01:26:51
Good morning, First, I want to Thanks all of you for your support. I am a childcare provider in Waterbury, and I agree that we need a full-time substitute, if we have age school kids, we have to do the role of a teacher too, help kids to make homework, and more. we do not have enough income to pay another person. Care4kids is not going to pay us more, and parents can not pay the full fee either. then, what can do to give support to the families?
Deborah Esposito
01:34:16
I AM AT A POINT THAT IF WE HAVE A SECOND PANDAMIC I WILL NOT BE PART OF THE 30% THAT STAYED OPEN COMPARED TO THE 10% OF CENTERS. I THROW IN THE TOWEL I TRULY SEE WHY THOSE THAT WANT TO MAKE A REALY DIFFERENCE THEY DO NOT GO THROUGH THE OEC, THEY DO NOT PUT THEIR LISTENING EARS ON BY ANY MEANS AND HONESTLY EITHER DOES THIS GROUP. WE WERE TOLD TO SEND QUESTIONS, I SENT MANY, WROTE MANY AND HAVE NEVER BEEN EVEN ASKED TO SPEAK. WHY BOTHER!!!!!!!!!
Deborah Esposito
01:35:03
MY STAFF WAS TESTED AND WE FOUND OUT IN 3 DAYS
Deborah Esposito
01:35:36
ARE THERE ANY FAMILY DAYCARES THAT HAVE NOT REACHED OUT TO ME THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY
Deborah Esposito
01:37:31
Look I realize this and not asking to be heard by all for every call, but I have NEVER been heard, my questions have never been answered. You would think I was asking for myself and with all my education I AM NOT
eileen costello
01:37:35
Stephanie, the first speaker, was a family childcare provider and she made some great points. Bringing School age children into her home is a scary proposition and it is a hard decision to chose between the safety of your family and keeping your business alive. Thanks Stephanie for opening our eyes to this issue.
Deborah Esposito
01:38:17
What has been decided in regards to the proposed regulations for family daycare or are we to wait another 20 years for changes
Deborah Esposito
01:39:02
agree and I understand why the OEC does not listen to what we need
Natasha Auguste Williams
01:39:50
echo that georgia
Deborah Esposito
01:39:58
I would love it for panelists just once to do their BEST by the family childcare facilities
Deborah Esposito
01:41:32
No kidding but we addressed centers for quite some time I am ONLY ASKING for a shared perspective do not turn this around.
Deborah Esposito
01:42:09
I am not against centers it is for all of us you mention we are in this together really than we would need to be listened too as well
Deborah Esposito
01:45:55
No kidding increase our ration from 6 to 8 to avoid the illegal facilities
Deborah Esposito
01:46:47
You can go to any CVS and get your results in 3-5 days the most
Deborah Esposito
01:47:08
You do not need anything but to call ahead
Angela Wing
01:49:22
are family homes capacity numbers going to change?
switkiewicz
01:49:37
I'd like to second what Carly said about families and the exclusion of children. Compound that if they have multiple children in the center who need to be excluded
Angela Wing
01:50:08
Rentschler Field in East Hartford has free testing
Carly Adames
01:51:22
Our school is not allowing the rapid tests because they are not accurate. The new salivia tests are found to be very accurate, as well as the PCR test, so the quick testing sites don't help at this point like CVS etc :-/...we've had many false negatives/positives.
JoAnne Stumpf
01:52:26
I surely hope that these little children who have been in our care for these past months do not have to put on a mask while in this home.....
Denisha Dozier
01:54:20
DCF is not caught up on payments. I am still going back and forth with them
maria reyes
01:54:49
yo Maria Reyes les Pregunto como pueden hacer para ayudar a las Proveedoras que no tienen Papeles y no han recibido ayuda financiera si pueden hacer algo por ellas son trabajadores al igual que las que tenemos Papeles Legalmente gracias
Jenifer Popolizio
01:55:47
I missed what was said about masks. Are they being required for early childhood now?
Carly Adames
01:55:53
Not "Daycare workers!!!"
JoAnne Stumpf
01:56:31
We are caring for the child not the day!! :)
Antonia Better-Wirz
01:57:14
Maria Reyes, thank you for thinking of the undocumented early childcare educators!!
JoAnne Stumpf
01:58:17
NO!!!! Its Family Child Care.......and they do provide early care and education on so many levels for children.... or Center based Child Care
Christine Miles
01:58:26
If our own Commissioner does not consider what we do as early education, than who will??
JoAnne Stumpf
01:59:12
Thank you!!!
Denisha Dozier
01:59:53
Good job Christine M. I agree
Antonia Better-Wirz
02:00:22
Thank you comisionare Bye!!
Rhonda Knowles
02:00:52
Everyone should watch the movie no small matter. I think that movie will give everyone on all sides a excellent view of what is really going on out in all communities across the country.
lisa fay
02:04:39
YAY, Early Childhood Alliance!
JoAnne Stumpf
02:04:44
Thank you A
KarenRainville
02:04:46
CTAEYC and our chapters have hosted 3 viewings of "No Small Matter" Beth has already planned to share it with the Governor. We would happily host another screening if there is interest.
JoAnne Stumpf
02:05:33
Thank you Alliance and Commissioner and OEC for all the time and support you have been providing us during this time.
Carole Glenn
02:06:17
I believe Cmr Bye recognizes that we are early care & education professionals, but also knows that the way to get federal support ($$) we have to use the language that elected officials understand. It isn't right, but it's what might work.
Antonia Better-Wirz
02:06:35
Yes, JoAnne! Difficult time and learning for everyone here.
lisa fay
02:07:24
Thank you, Beth and OEC.
Carly Adames
02:07:35
Correct! Our teachers are our most precious resource and drive enrollment.
lisa fay
02:08:01
Yes…we need the $50 billion!
switkiewicz
02:08:28
Thank you to all of the speakers today. Gov Lamont and Commission Bye thank you as well
Rhonda Knowles
02:08:44
Thank you Karen. I viewed it the day Beth was on also. I think the Governor plus all of his staff as well.. thank you Rhonda
Carole Glenn
02:08:45
Thank you all for your time this morning. I'm glad Gov. Lamont was able to join for even a short time.
Natasha Auguste Williams
02:09:00
it was. my daycare was part of it
Antonia Better-Wirz
02:09:05
Yes Lisa fay we need $$$$ for our Early childcare educators and programs.
Rhonda Knowles
02:09:09
awesome! Rhonda 🙂
lisa fay
02:09:38
Don’t want to give up on the big # that we need just to get through december
Carole Weisberg
02:14:25
Izzi - you are doing an AWESOME job! Without you, Liz, Merrill and Eva - we wouldn't have our voices heard. You are all doing the best you can and it is APPRECIATED. You bring the Governor, OEC and all the experts to speak to us and HEAR us. THANK YOU!!!
Carly Adames
02:14:38
I second that Carole!
lisa fay
02:14:55
Centers only?
Antonia Better-Wirz
02:15:00
Thanks Izzi!!!
Antonia Better-Wirz
02:15:37
What about in Fairfield area?
Carly Adames
02:15:44
That's amazing he's taking the time to go to FOUR centers!!! Wow!!
Carole Glenn
02:16:07
Izzi, Merrill, Eva, and Liz you have provided a wonderful forum throughout this pandemic, and we so very much appreciate all of your hard work!
Alice Hazzard
02:17:14
Thank you !
KarenRainville
02:17:33
CTAEYC is happy to do an overview of ctSHARES if there is interest
Merrill Gay
02:18:01
Check out rapidtests.org
JoAnne Stumpf
02:19:19
Thank you for recording these! so very helpful for those who are busy with the children....
Izzi Greenberg
02:19:39
http://www.middlesexchildren.org/post/covid-19-advocacy-documents-including-webinar-recordings-questions-and-files
Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman
02:21:06
http://www.earlychildhoodalliance.com/
Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman
02:21:15
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